The Vanishing Middle Class
- Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy
- Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
- Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-03-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Many poorer Americans live in conditions resembling those of a developing country - substandard education, dilapidated housing, and few stable employment opportunities. And although almost half of black Americans are poor, most poor people are not black. Conservative white politicians still appeal to the racism of poor white voters to get support for policies that harm low-income people as a whole, casting recipients of social programs as the other - black, Latino, not like "us". Moreover, politicians use mass incarceration as a tool to keep black and Latino Americans from participating fully in society. Money goes to a vast entrenched prison system rather than to education. In the dual justice system, the rich pay fines and the poor go to jail.
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By Harvey on 07-20-17
Informative history of poverty and race in America
It is a good book and very eye opening. It does take a Liberal view point and can be preachy about certain ideas and solutions. Even so, the author gives great and sobering sources and solutions to poverty that has played America for some time.