Discussion: Power and Poverty

Can you help me understand this Sociology question?

Analyze what you believe are the root causes of poverty by thinking about the role of the individual as well as the role of society. In your initial post, answer the following questions:

  1. What role does the individual play in the fight against poverty?
  2. How do different social variables (e.g., race, class, and gender) impact poverty rates?

Provide specific examples in your response to both questions above.

In response to at least two of your peers’ posts, indicate whether you agree or disagree with their stance on the individual’s role in fighting poverty.

*Must respond to the classmates post that is attached*