Tag Archives: POVERTY

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s memoir BORN A CRIME (subtitled Stories from a South African Childhood) is actually three books in one: an insider’s account of what it was like for a mixed-race person to grow up in South Africa during apartheid, a … Continue reading

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HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED by Paul Tough

In 2013, the United States reached a sad milestone: 51 percent of public school students now live in poverty. That’s right, 51 percent. More than every other child. In public schools. In this country. Live in poverty. Paul Tough’s previous … Continue reading

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GHETTOSIDE by Jill Leovy

In order to solve a problem, you must first unpack it. What is really going on? What are the causes, as opposed to the signs and symptoms? Too often, perhaps, we leap to conclusions without sufficiently exploring the depths of … Continue reading

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NO STRUGGLE, NO PROGRESS by Howard Fuller (with Lisa Frazier Page)

Some people in this world always seem to be where the action is. They run toward the flames of a burning building instead of running away; they jump in the ocean when someone appears to be drowning; they look for … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING by Tracie McMillan

If Barbara Ehrenreich’s NICKEL AND DIMED got married to Eric Schlosser’s FAST FOOD NATION and had a baby, their child would be Tracie McMillan’s THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING.  In 2001, Ehrenreich told the story of how she went undercover … Continue reading

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