The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

Tavis Smiley


checklist unemployment and rampant company avarice, empty homes yet homeless households, dwindling possibilities in an more and more paralyzed nation-these are the realities of 21st-century the United States, land of the loose and residential of the recent center type negative. Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, one of many nation's best democratic intellectuals, co-hosts of Public Radio's Smiley & West, now tackle the "P" word-poverty. the wealthy and the remainder of Us is the next move within the trip that all started with "The Poverty journey: a choice to sense of right and wrong" Smiley and West's 18-city bus travel gave voice to the plight of impoverished americans of all races, colours, and creeds. With a hundred and fifty million american citizens over and over bad or close to bad, the top numbers in over 5 many years, Smiley and West argue that now's the time to confront the underlying stipulations of systemic poverty in the US ahead of it really is too past due. by means of putting the eradication of poverty within the context of the nation's maximum moments of social transformation- resembling the abolition of slavery, woman's suffrage, and the exertions and civil rights movements-ending poverty is bound to end up America's twenty first -century civil rights fight. because the center type disappears and the security internet is shredded, Smiley and West, construction at the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ask us to confront our worry and complacency with 12 poverty altering principles. They problem us to reconsider our assumptions approximately poverty in America-what it truly is and the way to dispose of it now.

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