Friday, April 29, 2011

poverty link, especially for antiracists

Poverty Is a Persistent Reality for Many Rural Children in U.S. - Population Reference Bureau. Two bits for antiracists:

"Rural poor children are more likely than the urban poor to be white."

"...while many people move in and out of poverty as their circumstances change, spells of poverty last longer for rural children. They are the "forgotten fifth" of poor children because most programs and policies to help the poor are focused on urban areas."