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Should The 'Poor' Be A Protected Equality Group?
The "Poor" should be a protected equality group.
To be represented in a society, one needs financial resources. This is why poor people are not represented enough in democracy and should be considered especially as an equality group.
There are societal structures that inherently discriminate against the success and dignity of poor people.
Governments will be forced to consider the impact of policies on the most vulnerable in society.
proves that being poor discriminates against certain individuals.
Protecting the poor would positively impact future generations in the areas of health, economics and education.
Protecting the poor will protect the monetary system itself by keeping the poor involved in playing the money game.
Creating the poor as a protected equality group excuses the existence of poverty.
Identifying poor people as an equality group may galvanize the non-poor against them.
Poverty is too complex a problem to protect the poor as an equality group.
Protected classes should be reserved for characteristics that are immutable. One's poverty level is not immutable.
A protected class by its own definition should be an illegal concept, because it violates the basic concept of equal treatment under the law.
Protecting the equality of a group doesn't extend any actual changes to the group to help them in any viable way.
Achieving a practical and acceptable definition of "poor" will be difficult.
Poverty, and the threat of it, is a crucial economic incentive. Without it we would all be poorer.
In the USA, the Constitution provides equal rights and protection for all citizens already.
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