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Labels such as "welfare dependent," "substance abusers," and "the homeless," he says, characterize the poor as indifferent to the values of society at large.
Another is his claim that the contemporary urban poor are less virtuous than their 19th-century counterparts, and that the decline of virtue is responsible for the persistence of poverty.
Salvation and social security blended seamlessly in the rhetoric of Catholic leaders, who were also aware that left unattended, the situation of the poor would be charged against them as a failed civic responsibility and would exacerbate anti-Catholic and nativist sentiments in the culture.
The poor were not thought of then as a separate, problematic class but as people down on their luck.
The preferential option for the poor portrays a serious, open-eyed, determined posture toward the problem of poverty.
The working poor are more likely to escape poverty in the longer run than the "welfare" poor.
But globalization during the 1980-2000 period (the one severely criticized for worsening inequality) actually shows the poor reflecting a higher growth than average: 3.
While middle-class girls were supposed to be passive and dependent, poor girls were expected to maintain themselves from the age of 13.
Her focus on families, rather than just on the roles and problems of poor women, puts discussions of poverty, its causes, and its effects into a broader, more useful context.
Teachers reported statistically significantly lower levels of confidence in response to vignettes describing students exhibiting poor strategy use and poor motivation, in contrast to vignettes describing students exhibiting baseline learning styles.
The proposal is to use a procedural change in the patent offices of rich countries, to make pharmaceutical companies choose whether to protect their new drug patents in rich countries or in poor countries -- but not in both.
1] If we do so, then the Christ whom we discover anew in the lives of the poor and through the eyes of the marginalized will be the Christ whom we teach.
For Mann, it was axiomatic that in order for public schools to serve their function of preparing productive workers, enlightened citizens, and loyal Americans, those schools had to be common schools in which "the children of all classes, rich and poor, should partake as equally as possible in the privileges" of the enterprise.
A major contention of the protesters is that expanding trade helps the rich, leaving the poor behind.