Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Walk a Mile

By Harry Hawkins Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Personal responsibility. These are some of the phrases that often come up when whites in Madison and elsewhere talk about the symptoms of racial disparities and the racism that spawned it. The idea is that the problems many African Americans face are self-inflicted, and as such,…

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The Economics of Hopelessness – by Ashley Robertson

As part of my job, I work with communities throughout the Midwest to redefine themselves and rebuild their economies. The most challenging cases are often small communities where major auto or manufacturing employers shut down plants causing the loss of thousands of jobs, sparking a mass exodus, leaving behind a fraction of the town’s dignity…

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