Um, no. This line of reasoning is only true IF you believe that poor people are responsible for the bulk of crimes. They aren’t. Poor neighbourhoods are policed more than any other, and poor people are less likely to have access to legitimate legal help.
So again, I say, poor people are not morally bankrupt. Equating poverty with crime is saying that they are.
Edit: and I need to add that the clarification put forth by treatquestion is not the mainstream poverty = crime clarification. For the most part, poverty is equated with crime because poor people are supposedly desperate, have not had good values instilled in them, are hungry, have no other choice, or some other bullshit.
Someone’s thoughts on me
“I see someone who fundamentally really is raging. It is as though you are completely unhappy with the world because you are unhappy with yourself.”
wow. way harsh.
Neil deGrasse Tyson lays down some cold hard truth.
Every second our Sun releases energy equivalent to about 1 Billion (1,000,000,000) nuclear bombs, and we are digging in the sand.
"Sometimes while I ride the subway I try to look at each person and imagine what they look like to someone who is totally in love with them. I think everyone has had someone look at them that way, whether it was a lover, or a parent, or a friend, whether they know it or not. It’s a wonderful thing, to look at someone to whom I would never be attracted and think about what looking at them feels like to someone who is devouring every part of their image, who has invisible strings that are connected to this person tied to every part of their body. I think this fun pastime is a way of cultivating compassion. It feels good to think about people that way, and to use that part of my mind that I think is traditionally reserved for a tiny portion of people I’ll meet in my life to appreciate the general public. I wish I thought about people like this more often. I think it’s the opposite of what our culture teaches us to do. We prefer to pick people apart to find their flaws. Cultivating these feelings of love or appreciation for random people, and even for people I don’t like, makes me a more forgiving and appreciative person toward myself and people I love. Also, it’s just a really excellent pastime."
"Since availability of marriage does not protect straight people of color, poor people, prisoners, or people with disabilities from having their families torn apart by child welfare systems, it is unlikely to do so for queer poor people, queer people of color, queer prisoners, and queer people with disabilities. The quest for marriage seems to have far fewer benefits, then, for queers whose families are targets of state violence and who have no spousal access to health care or immigration status, and seems to primarily benefit those whose race, class and immigration, and ability privilege would allow them to increase their well-being by incorporation into the government’s privileged relationship status."
Dean Spade, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law