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Addressing the Elephant in the Room: The Role of Racism in Poverty

Date: June 4, 2018 | Categories: Featured, Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Syeda R. Noshin ICNA CSJ Intern Science has long since identified melanin as the source of differences in skin, hair, and eye color between people, confirming that it has no relation to intellect, capability, or anything inherent about a person’s personality (1). And yet, society still refuses to relinquish its white-knuckled grip on the idea that assumptions can be …


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Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: NY Times By Peter Edelman RONALD REAGAN famously said, “We fought a war on poverty and poverty won.” With 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — now counted as poor, it’s tempting to think he may have been right. Look a little deeper and the temptation grows. The lowest percentage in poverty since we started counting …


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Five Ways Individuals Can Help Fight Poverty

Date: May 24, 2018 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Take Action, Take Action All,

Source: Borgen Magazine By AUDREY GRACE There have been hundreds of theories created on how to end global poverty, but most of them call upon a large group of people to make the change. While some of these theories have worked, most have not. It is important that individuals know that they have the power to end poverty on their own time, and are just …