Articles tagged with poverty

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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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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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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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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. 

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Jocelyn Simonson

The Mass Bail Out at Rikers Island shows that freedom is a critical part of public safety.

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Judah Schept Sylvia Ryerson

Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.

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Thad Williamson

The persistence of black poverty has become a permanent feature of U.S. democracy. We need an expanded political imagination to dismantle it.