Poverty isn’t just economic. It’s existential. [...]
My blogmate Monica has been banging this drum for a minute, but John Sides looks at some new research that contradicts a bunch of the ideas about the voting habits of working class whites. Sides finds that the white working class is hardly a monolith, and says that studies show that they’re less motivated [...]
Postbourgie’s own Shani Hilton has a much-discussed cover story in the Washington City Paper about being a black gentrifier.
Freddie at L’Hote has some criticism:
This is a several-thousand word article on the relationship between race and socioeconomic class, and about the tensions between old and new residents and poor and rich [...]
Japan one week later.
Minnesota’s lawmakers want to make it illegal for poor people to receive more than $20 cash from public assistance each month. (The initial bill would have made it illegal for poor folks to receive any cash.)
How do you change a school’s culture?
This is your War on Drugs:
In a dozen states, felons leave prison saddled with thousands of dollars in debt from child-support payments that continued to accrue while they were behind bars, and that they’ll likely never be able to pay. [...]
In his piece for the Root, McWhorter argues that food access is not really a problem, and that it is not related with obesity levels. He gets many things very, very wrong. [...]
It took a lame duck session and some nasty compromises to do it, but the House finally passed S. 3307, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, which is aimed at feeding more children in school (and making that food more nutritious). The Senate version differs significantly from the (better) House version [...]
On this week’s podcast, Nicole, Jamelle, Monica and G.D. sit around an actual dinner table to discuss some depressing new stats about the academic woes of black boys. They also try to make sense of some high-profile attempts to regulate food purchases (including a push to forbade people on government assistance from buying [...]