Harold Mcallister's Sense Of Entitlement

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Harold McAllister comes from a lower income family. Lives in an African American public housing project with a big family consisting of his mom, sister, cousins, common-law husband etc. His mom cares about his activities but doesn’t push him to do anything. They are economically strained and often go day to day with living on assistance and food stamps. Essentials are scarce enough to the point where the kids have to ask before they eat something. They go without many “standards” such as dental care. Harold isn’t pushed to do much, he usually follows directives. Although this parenting approach may be normal to him, it may hinder his ability to be as successful as someone who is taught to question and create a sense of entitlement. Aside from …show more content…
She’s actively involved in several activities, involved in an all-black church and goes to a good school. Her parents don’t really discipline her sometimes because they fear of squandering their daughters thoughts. I think this especially can give Stacy a sense of entitlement, or worse as she gets older a sense of being able to get what she wants (spoiled). Money and resources will never be an issue to Stacy. Her parents are very supportive of her and her activities, and she can essentially choose to do as she pleases. Her mother is an aggressive advocate for her, overbearing every situation of conflict that Stacy encounters. This could partially stem from her mother being raised in the south and experiencing racial discrimination first hand. Stacy is a prime example of concerted cultivation. Melanie Handlon also lives with educated parents and her brothers in a middle class neighborhood. Melanie often misses school for being sick and has the luxury of having her mother being able to support her in her schoolwork whenever she needs it. It’s difficult to say whether people of working class would have this …show more content…
An example would be Wendy. She comes from a working class family, her parents make enough to qualify for any assistance, but it’s not enough to just get by on their own. She struggles in school to the point where one of Teachers believe she needs to be held back. Her mother doesn’t know how to communicate with the school, dentists, etc. Maybe she doesn’t know the extent of Wendy’s learning disability and what it in entails. There was a boy who pulled Wendy’s hair, and the parents told her to hit the kid while the teacher wasn’t looking. This isn’t the most effective way to go about it, as the approach is doesn’t solve the root problem and can setup Wendy to handle further altercations poorly as well. I theorize a family from a middle class background will contact the student, get a hold of that boy and his parents, and if it came down to it file a lawsuit against him. This form of conduct is more “civil” but also requires more resources. Billy is a good kid that does relatively well at school, but his parents don’t handle discourse properly and reward him for fighting a bully at school. This response early could send Billy along the wrong path to handling discourse later on in

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