Sunday, September 18, 2011
The real face of U.S. poverty: "I didn't realize it could get so bad so fast"
A few days ago I posted an article called "What impoverished country is this?" This morning AP National Writer David Crary offers us wonderful insight into the brutal reality of the latest economic news. It's entitled "Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain." Pour another cup of coffee, sit down and take 10 or 15 minutes to read it carefully. Then forward it to a friend or colleague. This is the stuff that U.S. politicians don't want to talk about much. Here's the link: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/18/3150189/behind-the-poverty-numbers-real.html.
The photo, by the way, is Dorthea Lange's iconic "Migrant Mother." Taken in California's Central Valley in 1936 as the Great Depression lingered, bringing hardship and displacement for millions, Lange had been hired by the United States Farm Security Administration to document suffering in the most troubled areas. She traveled about the country for several years, earning a reputation as an early social commentator photojournalist. Lange died in 1965.
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