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This post first appeared at Jacobin. In this, as in so much else, Ferguson has been no exception. Racists began blowing on this particular dog whistle as soon as the murder of Michael Brown began to attract national attention. No doubt in the coming months it will only get louder. As the sheer scale and brutality of racial inequality in the US comes, however hazily, into popular focus, conservatives across the country will, much like Zionists suddenly concerned with the fate of the Syrian uprising, suddenly evince an intense preoccupation with the lives of black Americans. We will hear how welfare has made blacks dependent on the government, has broken up the black family, and has encouraged a culture of criminality and violence as evidenced by all that rap music.
The Poverty of Culture
Poverty is one of the most persistent social problems plaguing places across the globe. At its most basic definition, poverty refers to a lack of material resources, such as food and shelter. But what causes poverty? Why are some people poor while others are not? Social scientists have come up with a number of explanations for poverty.
Review Society. Dossier: The Culture of Poverty. Small examines the relations between culture and poverty.