Category: Poverty Gap

Will 45m Poor Americans Determine 2016 Presidential Race?

In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle-class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.

Tensions in places such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, have prompted candidates to explore the complicated relationship between poor communities and the police, and the deep-seated issues that have trapped many of the 45 million people who live in poverty in the United States.
But addressing the long-running economic, education and security troubles in under-privileged neighbourhoods is a challenge with few easily agreed upon solutions.

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