THE “P” WORD: WHY PRESIDENTS STOPPED TALKING ABOUT POVERTY

safe_imageIn a fine article about the war on poverty, the author makes passing reference to the “trouble that took place at the local……community action agencies.” Surely some Community Action Agencies have been troubled or inefficient. However, equating that with a “failed” effort fails to account for the understanding made clear 50 years ago, that success would require not just a sustained multi-pronged effort but one that included a commitment at every level, local, state and national. As the author points out in a clear and compelling way, no fight can be won if those engaged in the fight, from the President on down, are not able and willing to name the enemy and sustain the energy and attention needed to defeat such a powerful foe.

Click on the link below to view the article – and discuss it below!

THE “P” WORD: WHY PRESIDENTS STOPPED TALKING ABOUT POVERTY

 

3 comments on “THE “P” WORD: WHY PRESIDENTS STOPPED TALKING ABOUT POVERTY
  1. NYSCAA says:

    Share your thoughts here!

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s amazing how in many ways our society has no worry about saying vulgar words, exposing copious amounts of flesh, sharing intimate details… and yet we have trouble saying POVERTY! There are people who work in this field who don’t like to acknowledge the existence of poverty… it’s often that big, white elephant in the room. We have to admit it exists, say it out loud, get over it and then defeat it!

  3. Bonnie says:

    I believe that we need to make our voice heard that it is still a problem and let the government see how we do impact but that we need a lot more.

Leave a Reply