The Hollow And The Ghetto : Space, Race, And Politics Of Poverty

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What I gathered from the authors article called The Hollow and the Ghetto: Space, Race, and the Politics of Poverty by Julie Ann White is that she is examining intersectionality regarding who is considered poor and who is not as well as them being considered deserving enough within their poorness. She explains that blacks are not the only ones who are poor but are the face of poorness. Appalachians are denoted as the dirty, lazy, hillbilly poor white people who face some of the same discriminations as blacks but they don’t consider themselves being at a huge disadvantage because they still are apart of “whiteness” in any institution. With that said, they created spaces that are ethnically divided on top of the ethnic’s class status: poorness. As a whole it is noted that when it comes to welfare, or government assisted aid for poor people, White people attributed black people receiving majority of the aid. In the mix of it all, they constantly feel as if black poor people are undeserving because they have the ability to go out and strive for success like everyone else. When in reality it is just a way to keep black people suppressed and controlled. They put them in the “Ghetto” under the supervision of law enforcers, institutions, where people who don’t look like them are in charge: white people. They do not have a voice, official leaders who look like them, or leaders who can tell it like it is, instead they have ones who get caught in the web of whiteness and are socially…

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