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The Faces Of Poverty In North Carolina

The Faces Of Poverty In North Carolina (eBook)

Stories From Our Invisible Citizens

de Gene R. Nichol 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: novembro de 2018
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These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds wait in lines hours long to receive basic health care at underfunded free clinics. In large cities and small towns, children--especially children of color--rely on meals at their schools to keep hunger at bay, while parents struggle in jobs that fail to pay living wages. While many in the Tar Heel State enjoy unparalleled prosperity, those born into poverty have lower odds than ever of climbing the ladder of economic upward mobility. Today, more than 1.5 million North Carolinians live in poverty. More than one in five are children. Behind these sobering statistics are the faces of our fellow citizens. This book tells their stories.

Since 2012, Gene R. Nichol has traveled the length of North Carolina, conducting hundreds of interviews with poor people and those working to alleviate the worst of their circumstances. Here their voices challenge all of us to see what is too often invisible, to look past partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to seek change. Only with a full commitment as a society, Nichol argues, will we succeed in truly ending poverty, which he calls our greatest challenge.

The Faces Of Poverty In North Carolina
Stories From Our Invisible Citizens
de Gene R. Nichol 
ISBN: 9781469646534 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: PDF i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Política  >  Política em Geral

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