Poverty Is The Worse Form Of Violence Essay

1096 Words Mar 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Poverty is the worse form of violence” ( Mahatma Gandhi). Poverty affects many people but one thing is certain, it can be fixed. Poverty is a worldwide problem and there are many different reasons people are in poverty. It affects a lot of people, but if we all work together it can be fixed.
Poverty, the general scarcity, death, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. It is a multifaceted concept which includes social, economic, and political elements. Poverty has to do a lot with age, 25% of U.S poverty is in the age group 0 - 18, 13% is between the ages 19 - 64 and 10% is 65 and older. Race also plays a role in the U.S, white - 10%, Black - 26%, Hispanic - 24%, and 15% - other. In addition to that 1 billion children are living in poverty worldwide. If this doesn 't get you thinking then you should know more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.
Homeless, cold, hungry, hopeless, sick, criminal these are just some of the ways people describe individuals living in poverty. In reality poverty is used to describe many different life situations. Generational Poverty, these people never have a stable job but they do work when they can.They never knew anyone who benefited from education so they never received a good one.They don 't see their self worth because they never saw it in any of their role models. Their main focus is making it through the day. Working class poverty,these people also work but they are barely able to…

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