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Why Poverty Is A Much Bigger Problem Than The Government Thinks

By John Halpin Much has changed in American society since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty” in his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. Women, people of color, the elderly, and people with disabilities … Continue reading

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The War on Poverty vs. Racism

By Imara Jones Citing the need to replace “despair with opportunity” 50 years ago this week President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. His effort to roll back severe economic distress, along with a host of other Great Society … Continue reading

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