Power and Privilege. Exclusion by Poverty and Disabilities

Raising the Minimum Wage and It's Impact
December 15, 2017
Describe a situation in which the actions of a larger group influenced your own actions. Discuss how the actions you took may have been different if you were not in a group situation.
December 15, 2017

Description
In?assessing?the?readings?and?examining?your?own?experiences,?consider?to?what?extent?you?have?witnessed
being?party?to?blaming?the?victims.To?what?extent?have?you?and?your?family?been,?as?well,?targets?of?this?victim
blaming?thinking?
How?have?the?courts?and?other?societal?institutions?contributed?to?this?message;?namely,?that?the?poor?and?the
disabled?are?somehow?responsible?for?their?disadvantaged?circumstances?and?the?focus?therefore?ought?to?be?on
remedial?intervention?strategies?designed?to?change?the?individuals?while?effectively?ignoring?the?circumstances
that?brought?them?to?their?status?in?society.
How?has?society?viewed?and?understood?the?poor?and?disabled??Have?these?views?found?their?way?into?your?own
understanding?
How?have?the?courts?and?other?societal?institutions?contributed?to?the?message?that?the?poor?and?the?disabled?are
somehow?responsible?for?their?disadvantaged?circumstances?
Why?do?you?think?social?institutions?focus?on?remedial?intervention?strategies?designed?to?change?the?individuals
while?effectively?ignoring?the?circumstances?that?brought?them?to?their?status?in?society?
In?assessing?the?readings?and?examining?your?own?experiences,?consider?to?what?extent?you?have?been?witness
or?party?to?blaming?the?victims.
From?your?own?personal?observations,?how?do?you?explain?the?radical?disparity?between?economic?standing?in
this?country??To?what?do?you?attribute?this?imbalance?