Yes, but i would say that broadly when an accusation of what ever "ism or ist", is levelled that it is done so to stop discussion or fair critique about one subject or another. Rather it is that because we all suffer in some degree or another of being hypocritical to win an argument or make a point.But when one cannot make a comment on how another “chooses to live” without being accused of racism? (Or some other kind of “ism.”)
All are guilty of at one time or another bending the rules, a bit of ducking and diving, wilful deceit when looking at the funding of the welfare state, regardless of being rich or poor. This is part of the imperfect nature of sentience.
It is the scale of such actions that effect society on the whole, its imbalance and growth has been widened by the naivety of some and the disingenuous nature of others.
It is hypocritical to blame the majority for racism being a root cause of greater poverty amongst some when, it has nothing to do with race rather it is more complicated. Poverty is caused by a multitude of factors.
Poverty amongst some cohorts are not new phenomena rather they are as old as humanity itself, and will by extension never be rid of totally. Western society has to some degree or another historically tried to reduce poverty, and I have no doubt will continue to rightly continue so.
Unless we acknowledge honestly in debate that rewarding bad behaviour and practices of some cohorts, we will never be effective at reducing them.