In my life I have suffered discrimination at various levels because of my social background. I was wondering what forms of discrimination people have suffered and the main forms which they think dominate society. The one I relate to most of all is simply having a poor home environment. The Family Value model (endorsed so widely in UK politics academically called the Nuclear Family in social science) is a great model if you have good parents. I quote what some famous people said:
- Dame Thatcher (former PM) - “My greatest asset was my parents.” (She was interviewed shortly after being elected as Conservative Party leader.
- Jerry Springer (Born in London - net worth 45 million dollars) - I always had one thing going for me: my parents.
There are countless more examples of famous people having strong help from their parents. This creates a fundamental unfairness. Today 25% of children in the UK live in poverty. Does the Nuclear Family model work for them?