The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

Tavis Smiley


checklist unemployment and rampant company avarice, empty homes yet homeless households, dwindling possibilities in an more and more paralyzed nation-these are the realities of 21st-century the US, land of the unfastened and residential of the hot center classification bad. Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, one of many nation's prime democratic intellectuals, co-hosts of Public Radio's Smiley & West, now tackle the "P" word-poverty. the wealthy and the remainder of Us is your next step within the trip that started with "The Poverty travel: a decision to judgment of right and wrong" Smiley and West's 18-city bus travel gave voice to the plight of impoverished americans of all races, colours, and creeds. With a hundred and fifty million americans repeatedly bad or close to negative, the top numbers in over 5 a long time, Smiley and West argue that now's the time to confront the underlying stipulations of systemic poverty in the United States earlier than it really is too past due. via putting the eradication of poverty within the context of the nation's maximum moments of social transformation- equivalent to the abolition of slavery, woman's suffrage, and the exertions and civil rights movements-ending poverty is bound to turn out to be America's twenty first -century civil rights fight. because the center classification disappears and the security web is shredded, Smiley and West, development at the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ask us to confront our worry and complacency with 12 poverty altering rules. They problem us to re-evaluate our assumptions approximately poverty in America-what it truly is and the way to cast off it now.

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