Poverty

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Everyday Violence | NYTimes — America’s unique problem with gun violence
[V]iolence tends to be highly concentrated: A small sliver of blocks...can account for a majority of shootings in a city or a county.
Across the U.S., neighborhoods that contained just 1.5 percent of the population accounted for 26 percent of gun homicides, a 2017 analysis by The Guardian found.
There are several factors behind the concentration of violence. A major one is poverty.
Collective Efficacy — "the concept is straightforward: When society’s institutions have unraveled, people feel that they are on their own. They are then less likely to watch over one another or come together to address common interests.
By reducing social trust, concentrated poverty hurts communities’ ability to enforce norms against violent behavior. And when people are left unchecked and feel they have nothing to lose, they are more likely to take extreme measures, such as violence, to solve their problems.
Black Americans are...less likely to live in communities with strong institutional support. Exclusionary housing policies and discrimination have pushed Black Americans into segregated neighborhoods. Both governments and the private sector then neglected these neighborhoods, leaving people without good schools, banks, grocery stores and institutions.
This kind of economic neglect, which experts refer to as disinvestment, fosters violence.
Violence can perpetuate disinvestment. Business owners do not want their shops, restaurants and warehouses in violent neighborhoods. People do not want to live in places where gunshots are fired daily. And governments shift resources away from places that officials deem lost causes. It is a vicious cycle.

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How The Other Half Lives

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Jacob Riis | Wikipedia
How the Other Half Lives | Wikipedia
How The Other Half Lives Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) — Jacob Riis
INTRODUCTION
1. LONG ago it was said that "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives." That was true then. It did not know because it did not care. The half that was on top cared little for the struggles, and less for the fate of those who were underneath, so long as it was able to hold them there and keep its own seat. There came a time when the discomfort and crowding below were so great, and the consequent upheavals so violent, that it was no longer an easy thing to do, and then [and only then] the upper half fell to inquiring what was the matter. Information on the subject has been accumulating rapidly since, and the whole world has had its hands full answering for its old ignorance. ...

"Conservative" propaganda puppets typically look up to the wealthy as industrious and productive, and down on the poor as lazy, whereas "liberal" propaganda puppets tend to have bleeding hearts for the poor in a show of compassion that they wear on their sleeves, compassion that wears thin when push comes to shove because it's "all hat and no cattle".


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Sermon 2: The Unjust StewardAsterius of Amasea 350-410AD, Sermons (1904) pp. 45-71