Articles tagged with poverty

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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.

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Maytha Alhassen

Trump’s Muslim ban was not just an abberation: U.S. citizenship has long been predicated on whiteness as it was understood in 1790.

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Joseph H. Carens

The moral right of states to apprehend and deport irregular migrants erodes with the passage of time.

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Elizabeth Catte

J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.

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Vijay Prashad Mark Nowak

Vijay Prashad on writing, struggle, and hope in difficult times.

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Brishen Rogers

Critics of raising the minimum wage claim that it decreases employment, but they are missing the larger point.

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Lauren Carasik

A recent conference made it clear: military and corporate interests will prevail.

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Sujatha Gidla

Sujatha Gidla, born an untouchable in India, tells the story of her family.