culture of poverty

26. What is the principal sociological critique of the culture of poverty?
a. The poor often move into the middle class.
b. The values and norms of many Americans in all class groups include attitudes of resignation
and fatalism.
c. Contrary to assumptions about the culture of poverty, members of the lower class often save
and take actions that might lead them to improve their situations.
d. It tends to blame the victims of poverty for their own misfortunes, while ignoring the
structural causes of inequality.
e. Some people simply have a predisposition to making poor choices regarding finances.