Do you think racism is a big cause of poverty?

I think racism is one of the causes of poverty although I do not think that it is a big cause. The fact that travel and communications have become more accessible and updated constantly through the Internet in the past decade or two, people all over the world have become more aware of the fact that in almost all societies the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In the United States alone there are people from all walks of life that are situated in varying stages of "wealth", therefore poverty is not prejudice. I think poverty is caused mainly by corruption and ignorance in all levels of governments in "poor" or "developing" countries. Politicians who receive grants and aid destined for those who need it most and either detour or hide them are the ones most responsible for the increase of world poverty.

2 件のコメント:

  1. I don't necessarily think that racism is caused so much from poverty, but more from the lack of education.

  2. I think that people can choose to let poverty affect their self-image, but it should not be a cause of racism. Many people are impoverished but they rise above it through education and choosing to not let their socioeconomic status reflect who they are. You are totally onto something!