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What would a sample introduction paragraph look like for a paper on the inefficacy of America's public assistance programs?
According to The United States Census Bureau’s annual load of statistics on American poverty and income, the poverty rate in 2018 was 11.8 percent, which is down from 2017’s poverty rate of 12.3 percent. Despite this, people across the country are still feeling the effects of poverty. This is baffling when we take into consideration the multitude of public assistance programs that are in place to aid those in need, including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), programs of case assistance such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Social Security Income (SSI), as well as Housing Assistance. To really understand why a system that has been designed to help America’s poor has become a detriment to them and has begun controlling them, we must first look at what changes have recently been put into place, what has changed in regard to who is eligible or not eligible for benefits, along with the stigma attached to accepting assistance.
How is society able to shape an individual?
Society is comprised of many social norms and social deviations that affects how individuals go about their day, as well as how they view themselves and others. Pressure from society expressed both verbally and less directly through social media may cause an individual to push themselves to meet societal expectations of success, status, financial stability, and even gender roles.
An individual may make a stereotypical judgement based on another's appearance due to implicit biases they hold. What is an implicit bias and why do some individuals have them?
Implicit biases are associations that are learned through past experiences or have formed through direct and indirect messaging received from media or society. For most individuals, these biases are unconscious reactions that cause the individual to incorrectly correlate one factor with another, such as associating ditziness with blonde hair.
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