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ERIC Number: ED015218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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THE POOR DON'T WANT TO BE MIDDLE CLASS.
COLES, ROBERT
THE POOR FEEL THAT MEMBERS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS, INCLUDING CIVIL RIGHTS AND POVERTY WORKERS, DO NOT TRULY UNDERSTAND THE UNENDING STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WHICH CHARACTERIZES A LIFE OF POVERTY. THE POOR DO NOT GLORY IN THEIR CONDITION AND ARE WILLING TO BE HELPED, BUT THEY ARE SUSPICIOUS OF AID WHICH SEEMS TO HUMILIATE THEM OR OF ANY PERSON WHO WOULD DELUDE THEM. CONVERSATIONS WITH THE POOR CLEARLY REFLECT THAT THEY ARE NOT RECEIVING THE AID THEY NEED. A GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME FOR THIS GROUP, FOR INSTANCE, WOULD RELIEVE SOME OF THEIR BASIC PROBLEMS. THE POOR MAY LACK THE MONEY AND WORK WHICH ARE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE MIDDLE CLASS, BUT THEY HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF HUMOR AND DISTRUST OF HYPOCRISY AND DISHONEST MORALITY WHICH THE MIDDLE CLASS WOULD DO WELL TO ADOPT AS VALUES. REPRINTED BY CURRICULUM CONSULTATION SERVICE, 103 E. 125TH ST., NEW YORK, N.Y. 10035. COPYRIGHT 1965 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES CO., 14P. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Curriculum Consultation Service, New York, NY.
Identifiers: JOB CORPS