Thesis Statement: Poverty in America
The United State of America, a huge and democratic country, so wealthy and strong, and consumes almost all of the North America within its borders. Yet, poverty is one of the most prevalent and persistent social problems within the United States. By sharing theories, principles and concepts there are many different avenues to pursue in the eradication of poverty.
Carter, Angela, Register Staff and the Associated Press: Poverty in America: U.S. Census Figure Paint Grim Picture. 7 Nov. 2011.
This news article provides a record number of Americans who are classified as being in poverty status. It also provides a more in depth look at how the federal debt will affect certain social classes and races. Last it mentions what one state is doing to ensure that they have safety next to support their state’s residents.
Kendal, Diana. Framing Class: Media Representation of Wealth and Poverty in America: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005
The author explores how the media, including television, film, and news, depict wealth and poverty in the United States. The book includes discussions of new media, updated media sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayals of the new poor and corporate executives in the recent recession. The book introduces the concepts of class and media framing to students and analyzes how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Mead, Lawrence M.: The New Politics of Poverty: The Nonworking Poor in America: BasicBooks, A Division of HaperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1992
The growth of in the number of nonworking poor people and the failure of traditional social reforms to bring them back in the mainstream has transformed the American politics beyond recognitions. Meads provides overwhelming and disturbing evidence that passive...