Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Other America is Larger Than Ever: 46.2 Million Americans in Poverty

We are outraged at the thought of children being forced to grow in poverty.

In 1962, Michael Harrington wrote about the Other America saying "The millions who are poor in the United States tend to become increasingly invisible. Here is a great mass of people, yet it takes an effort of the intellect and will even to see them."

Today, nearly 50 years later, the Census shows us the largest number of people living in poverty in America in the 52 year history of the Census.

The numbers are intolerable, inexplicable, incomprehensible, and they fill us with outrage.

At The Culture Zone we ask - what would Michael Harrington say? What would YOU say?

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