solutions to poverty in the US, sociological perspective.

Various programs could help reduce the inequality resulting from racial discrimination of individuals. Such programs would be aimed at availing more jobs, improving education for the poor, harmonize incomes for the various groups and discrediting existing bias towards the minority (Bradshaw 2007). Such required change can be exerted from the basic levels by exerting pressure on the susceptible areas of government to achieve the requisite change (Bradshaw 2007). Creating civil movements has been argued to water down the social barriers of minority groups towards improved assess of the resources controlled by the majority (Rank 2004, as cited in Bradshaw 2007). This also has been buttressed by papers that argue for the poverty reduction strategies to take cognizance of the efforts by the poor to combat or cope with the status (Green, and Hulme 2005). More subtle methods of change would involve the development of institutions that are focused on providing alternative opportunities for the minority and policy changes that ensure proportionate representation in governance organs (Bradshaw 2007). These would form the basis for real representation of the minority groups not only in policy committees but also in employment outcomes.

Poverty in terms of lack of what is necessary for survival might not be the appropriate Measure of analyzing poverty levels in the United States. What however exemplifies the poverty levels in the U.S is the income disparity in respect of ethnic affiliations. By compiling data from the US census Bureau and previous research papers this paper discusses the observed income disparities between the majority (European Americans) and the minority (African Americans and Latino American) races. Income disparities have been identified not only in the amount of income but also in the type of employment and the employment related benefits among these groups. Such inequalities have been proposed to arise from a social cause which requires strategies that do not only involve the incorporation of the minority in representative position but also active movements by the minority themselves in instituting the requisite policy changes.


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