The Intersection Of Race, Class And Gender With Underemployment And Poverty In Four Mississippi Delta Counties By Antoinette Jones: A Critique

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Underemployment and Poverty has always been one of many of the United States’ down falls. Some areas of the U.S endure this burden more than others. The Mississippi Delta is one of these areas. It has endured this burden for as long as one can remember. Poverty is usually caused by ethnicity, level on the social system and by a person’s gender. Antoinette Jones’ book, The Intersection of Race, Class and Gender with Underemployment and Poverty in Four Mississippi Delta Counties, shows the connection of these topics to underemployment and poverty. Through this book, The Intersection of Race, Class and Gender with Underemployment and Poverty in Four Mississippi Delta Counties, Jones shows that ...view middle of the document...

Method two was the “Use of Quantitative Data, Qualitative Data and Focus groups.” In the third chapter, she gets to the main topic “Quantitative Analysis of The Intersection of Race, Class and Gender with Underemployment and Poverty.” Jones states about poverty because of race, “While White residents of rural communities had a poverty rate of 13.5, minorities experienced higher rates.” She examines class by stating how restricted access to resources is also an indicator of poverty. She states about gender that female residents experience poverty at higher rates than males do. She uses tables to back each of these claims. In the fourth chapter Jones discusses the “Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions of Underemployment and Poverty.” She uses a focused group to help identify what is an ideal job. She also uses a focus group to challenge the barriers to livelihood security. In the last chapter, she discusses her research. She talks about the research framework, standpoint theories and empowering minorities to change. Jones then finally gave her conclusion and reflective thoughts. In the last pages, Jones leaves the reader an appendix and a detailed bibliography of all the works discussed in the previous pages.
Antoinette Jones’ purpose in his book The Intersection of Race, Class and Gender with Underemployment and Poverty in Four Mississippi Delta Counties, is to convey to her readers with an accurate evidence the reasons of underemployment and poverty in the Mississippi Delta and how it perceived by other beings. Jones’ execution of her purpose is reflected throughout this book, but most importantly in her research of the impact of poverty on the Mississippi Delta. By providing the reader with tables and a census’ of poverty in the U.S, Jones shows a connection to race, class and gender, and how they can affect the poverty rate. Choosing to...

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