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Re: “The roots of our poverty

I'm curious to those who commented mentioning the influx of Indian families, people who were previously impoverished before relocating to Rochester in the last 40 years and single mothers as a main issue to the poverty rate in Rochester, what's your point?

If you were aware of the intersectionality of race and poverty you would understand the institutionalized structures in place, in our country, that keep these aforementioned groups of people impoverished and out of power.

For example, in the past 40 years which were stressed, minority families have been restricted to where they could live and what resources they could have because of a practice called redlining. A term coined in the 60s, redlining has dictated where specific races (hint - not white people) could live and invest their money. And on the issue of single mothers and births out of wedlock, I would take a hard look at gender equality in the U.S. before anyone say that the "birth problem" among African American women is preventing Rochester from handling the poverty rate.

But you know what really won't help the poverty rate in Rochester? IGNORANCE.

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Posted by Aiahr on 02/18/2015 at 12:34 PM

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