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The Female Face of Poverty

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Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:25 AM

With the current cutbacks on food stamps (SNAP), the high cost of living, unemployment, unequal pay for women, a lack of education the responsibility for children without a partner and caring for senior parents, this does not come as a surprise to me.

viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:34 AM

With the current cutbacks on food stamps (SNAP), the high cost of living, unemployment, unequal pay for women, a lack of education the responsibility for children without a partner and caring for senior parents, this does not come as a surprise to me.

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CSSGJ Annual Lecture – Michael Burawoy, Social Movements in the Neoliberal Age | Ballots & Bullets

CSSGJ Annual Lecture – Michael Burawoy, Social Movements in the Neoliberal Age | Ballots & Bullets | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
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Researchers: More U.S. mothers staying at home because of unemployment

Researchers: More U.S. mothers staying at home because of unemployment | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
More mothers in the United States are staying home, but the increase is linked more to unemployment and demographic changes than to choice, a study published Tuesday suggested.

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Right to Food: A Primer to the Right to Adequate Food

Right to Food: A Primer to the Right to Adequate Food | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations supports the implementation of the human right to food, using the Right to Food Guidelines.
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Civil Rights Act

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Find out more about the history of Civil Rights Act, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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Civil Rights Quotes

Quotes from a variety of civil rights perspectives


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Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about...

Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about... | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
Feminism is Not “The F Word” — Seventh Grove
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…
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A Look at Poverty’s Evil Twin | Taking Note

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Today the U.S. is polarized, yet this post by John Merrow states "I have found something that unites Republicans and Democrats: neither party talks about poverty, despite our current epidemic of child poverty and its consequences for the life chances of millions of children."

Merrow continues to discuss poverty, and what he describes as its "evil twin, greed" stating that "we cannot solve on in isolation."

He provides a number of statistics from the National Center for Children in Poverty, including:

* 31% of white children - 12.1 million - live in low-income families.

* 64% of black children - 6.5 million - live in low-income families.

* 31% of Asian children - 1.0 million - live in low-income families.

* 63% of Hispanic children - 10.7 million - live in low-income families.

When you add in American Indian and children of other races, 30 million children live in poverty.

For more information on this and to learn more about "deep poverty" and "normal poverty" as well as a look at salary differentials between the typical CEO and the typical worker click through to the article. Merrow suggest that "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."


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Onn Shi Ee's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:18 PM

In my opinion this article shows the unbalanced percentage of poverty all around the world.From this i can infer that there are a lot of people living in poverty.There are more white children living in poverty than the American Indians, this shows the racial imbalance too ,why are there more non white children living in poverty than the white ,its called racism.It can be infered that the white people think highly of themselves , however the reason of why do they have more poverty children is because of greed!The article suggest on what they should do to solve the problem, "if we backed away from greed, we would be more open to recognize the scourge of poverty and the long term threat it poses to our nation."AND i totally agree with what is written on the article.BUT humans are born GREEDY!

Àqíł Štår's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:11 AM

Poverty is increasing all around the world. If the world leaders do not do anything about it then it won't stop increasing. Financial assistance is sometimes not enough to get their daily needs. That is why the world leaders need to get poverty undone.

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Barbie—If She Looked Like a Real Woman - YouTube

Nickolay Lamm is at it again. The illustrator, who just made headlines for predicting what humans might look like in 100,000 year, continued his Barbie criti...

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Breaking Down the Benefits of Early Childhood Education Infographic

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The Breaking Down the Benefits of Early Childhood Education Infographic takes a close look at the benefits of early childhood education providing interesting and useful information. http://elearninginfographics.com/benefits-of-early-childhood-education-infographic/


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Cycle of Oppression and Privilege

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In America today, privilege is institutionalized. I've developed a model (Fig. 3, page 10) based on the works of Roybal Rose (1996), Chester (1976) and Wildman (1995, 1996) that includes both a “cycle of oppression” and a“cycle of privilege.”

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Social Structuration is the process by which we are taught to perceive the world around us.  The more we understand this process, the better able we are to decide for ourselves what values and principles we want to guide our decisionmaking and actiontaking.

The Cycle of Oppression and Privilege is a powerful method of Social Structuring...and it leads to devastating outcomes for both the oppressed and the oppressors.

We can change this!  And, we start by teaching ourselves about it.

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World Hunger Notes--The right to food is a basic human right

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Hunger Notes, an on-line magazine about world hunger and poverty in the United States, is published by World Hunger Education Service (WHES).
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The Rigged Housing Market

The Rigged Housing Market | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
The homeownership rate is declining while rents rise and hedge funds snap up thousands of foreclosed homes.
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"I Have a Dream" Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement vid for U.S. History Junior Project song:"a dream" by common.

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America May Be the Richest, But 15 Countries Rank Higher In Something Even More Important

America May Be the Richest, But 15 Countries Rank Higher In Something Even More Important | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
Despite having the second-highest GDP, the U.S. falls shorts on basic human needs, health and wellness, and education.

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Kristen Magis in Vietnam 2012: Standing for Gia and the People

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The Poverty Trap: Slack, Not Grit, Creates Achievement

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Poverty is a trap children are born into: No child has ever chosen to be poor. Children have never caused the poverty that defines their lives, and their education. Yet, the adults with political, ...

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Shareezan's curator insight, February 27, 2014 3:28 AM

We people should not give up in life and we should do our best in education wise. Education will help us in the future, they will make us find jobs easier and make easy money. No one wants to give up just like that because they should start think about their future. No one wants to be poor too. To have less poor people in the world, we must also do apart, donate some money to the poor and help them in financial and medical. They need help and we should not look down on them. The government should do something about this. there's still some question I've been wondering. Why the government did not put their 100% effort on helping these poor people? Did they do something wrong? Seriously, they should just help. Everyone is not perfect.

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Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty

Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty | Civil Rights, Next Generation | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, the states with the deepest poverty were all clustered in dixie. But the rest of the country has been playing catchup.

 

So how did poverty stop being a Southern specialty? You've had, deindustrialization in the Midwest and Northeast. And you've had fast growing Hispanic populations, which tend to be poorer, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado (as well as North Carolina and Georgia, which could explain their presence on the list above).  Meanwhile, the Southeast has made some economic progress by attracting foreign manufacturing, among other efforts.


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viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:42 AM

When Americans think of poverty, they often times think of the southern states. However, that was most accurate 30 years ago. As time progesses, other states, especially New York, have been catching up drastically. Poverty is not only a southern thing, but a factor in on the growing rates of low income households across the United States. Although the quality of life among the states of low income households may vary, the povery levels do not.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 2, 2014 4:19 PM

Poverty, no longer a southern thing. What has changed this?

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:16 PM

not only has poverty increased drastically in the south and spread west but also states that where considered to be low percentage of poverty have increased to poverty. many states up north are now in danger. the economy hasn't increased at all in the last twenty plus years and it should be interesting to see what happens in the future, hopefully the south doesn't get too far under the poverty line to the point where it can't be brought back.