This article shows that poverty is being ignored. With America being the 4th richest country in the world, you would think that poverty is very low. Yet America has a poverty rate 17.4%. “less than 1 percent of the news coverage by 52 major news outlets focused on poverty.” This means that poverty is being heavily ignored by the U.S. when they should be focusing on it more. “during the Republicans’ first televised primary debate of 2016 — which ran for almost two hours — the word “poverty” was mentioned 3 times, and the word “poor” was mentioned four more.” Poverty is a serious issue and should not be thrown under the bus like America has been doing. 2 As Scout being of the highest class is Maycomb county she does not see poverty as a serious issue with her innocence. The Cunninghams are so poor that they pay Atticus with crops instead of real money.
This video shows a homeless man who has money being treated unfairly and cruel to by a bartender who does not want him in the bar. Most people went along and said yes when the bartender asked other customers if he should have kicked them out. The man kept saying “but I have money.” The homeless actor in this video kept pleading with the bartender and customers to stay. The man at 3:06 said “he smells like s*** and he needs to get out of here.” This man also said that he has to deal throwing people out of his place too so he supports the bartender. 2 This situation relates to when Aunt Alexandra says that Walter Cunningham is trash and did not want Scout playing with her. This outside text is very similar to TKAM.
The question everyone always wonder is “how do I look to other people?” The article Why Fashion Matters by Jo Ellison shows us just that. Not everyone can buy that new Loui Vuitton purse or a diamond encrusted Rolex. In this article, Ellison made a point “chatting about clothes is a surefire way to make friends.” Ellison supported this idea with the fact that women compliment each other about what they are wearing and end up becoming friends. Ellison also discovered that people treat others differently because of the clothes they are wearing. “Some individuals think they are more powerful just because of a new watch or purse.” 2 Scouts assumptions about how Walter Cunningham is poor compared to her made her think she could treat him differently and not like a proper guest. Also, when Scout was with Aunt Alexandra’s group treats her like the highest of everyone when she really does not want to be like that.