The Cycle Of Poverty And Poverty Essay

1776 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
Despite there being many problems at hand in the world, one of the biggest injustices that I see in our world today deals with this unjust cycle that a multitude of people face. This cycle is a cycle that the poor has to face, not by choice but by inheriting it, almost like a gene. This is a vicious cycle that takes hold of the lives of many and leaves them out to dry with nothing solely due to their status of wealth or/and their race. What the cycle exactly is a cycle of poverty that has been described as a phenomenon where poor families become trapped in poverty for generations. Many may say, “Why not just end the cycle, or tell them to get a job or something?”. Although it is very easy to say, the cycle isn 't that easy to beat and many factors force people and families to stay in the cycle and eventually become affected throughout generations. Deriving from this cycle, many people soon look for outlets to escape it, only leading them to another cycle that takes control of their life as well. Many people turn to gangs, violence, drugs, and crime use to their tough situation. From this, people then enter themselves in a whole new cycle, which transitions them in and out of jail and that can negatively impact their lives forever. On a relatable note, poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than other Americans. A broken taillight, an unpaid parking ticket, a minor drug offense,…

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