Articles tagged with poverty

Elizabeth Catte

It’s time to rewrite the narrative of “Trump Country.” Rural places weren’t always red, and many are turning increasingly blue.

Lesly-Marie Buer

Harm reduction strategies have their roots in 1980s HIV activism, but they are starting to spread in rural America in response to the opioid crisis.

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William J. Barber II Toussaint Losier

William J. Barber II on the the successes of civil disobedience, the failures of electoral campaigns, and why the South holds the key to transformation in this country. 

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Donna Murch

The success of OxyContin hinged on racially bifurcated understandings of addiction. The fundamental division between “dope” and medicine, after all, has always been the race and class of users.

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Deborah Chasman Joshua Cohen

By examining the opioid crisis alongside the War on Drugs Murch brings an otherwise familiar story into new territory.

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Marisol LeBrón

In the 1990s, Puerto Rico showed Washington how militarized policing and privatization can extract profits from poor people of color.

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James G. Chappel

Many Amazon holiday orders will be fulfilled by homeless retirees, America’s newest precariat. Taking better care of them is part of feminism’s next big challenge.

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S. Ani Mukherji

Scott Walker and Paul Ryan broke from Wisconsin’s long progressive history. But as liberals search for what went wrong, they must not ignore the state’s legacy of systemic racism and inequity.