The reason why I don’t even bring up values is because data shows that it isn’t a deciding factor in a persons ability to be upwardly mobile. I blame the system because the communities that have access to those things don’t have to examine their value systems to succeed they just have to use the resources their tax money affords them. Asking poor people to value education when they don’t have access to a valuable education isn’t fair. Looking down on people who commit crime to make a living when their are no opportunities to make a living wage isn’t fair. We’re placing the burden of overcoming a system designed not to be overcome squarely on the backs of the poor and then when 70% don’t make it (as designigned) they get blamed for adapting to survive? Meanwhile a middle class person can have the same stereotypical values as a poor and their socioeconomic viability isn’t affected at all. Telling people do better and denying them the tools to do so by stripping funding for schools, social programs, and jobs programs is exactly why I won’t vote conservatively EVER.