Social Inequality In The Color Of Water By James Mcbride

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Poverty is a worldwide matter of concern, which causes an enormous gap between the rich and the poor. People who gave up on themselves often end up being poor and admitted that they don’t have the ability to get a better life. On the other hand, those who work hard will have the ability to get a better life. People living on the street, people who give up on themselves, and those who living in their cars after losing job are examples of poverty. The state or condition of having little money, and means of support and condition of being poor is what is meant by “poverty” ( Poverty is a main theme that appears in James McBride’s The Color of Water. In most area, a large household size and social inequality are the major reasons that cause poverty.…show more content…
It is important to note that poverty and inequality are linked. In the story the white shop owner sold the sour milk to James and refuse to give back the money (McBride, 1996, p.102). This is an example of social inequality. The shop owner was a gruff white man who was on his way out of this black neighborhood, who didn’t seems to be friendly to black people, like many of the whites in the neighborhood. They sold low quality product to black people deliberately. Later, when the police find ninety dollar of Richie’ pocket, and they doesn’t believe what Richie told them, they think he was just another black perpetrator with a story, and he was arrested and jailed (McBride, 1996, p. 97). The social inequality plays a large role in the cause of poverty. Some white people tend to blame black people for things that they have never done. These factor causes black people spent their money on some worthless product or unnecessary procedure and often end up wasting their money for

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