poverty

The reality of the U.S. violence epidemic beyond Sandy Hook

December 17, 2012 - The shocking massacre of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut last week has led to calls for policy changes to curb gun violence. But in order to confront the problem honestly, we need to remember that the most likely victim of the U.S. violence epidemic is an African American living in poverty in the South.

Ignoring the nation's poor: A political peril in 2012?

September 28, 2012 - Most of this campaign's rhetoric has focused on creating jobs and helping the middle class. But many of the few jobs being created are low-wage jobs, highlighting that job growth alone will not address the plight of hard-working poor families, who make up a fast-growing portion of the electorate.