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  •  Poverty is so ignored. I knew it as a kid when (1+ / 0-)
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    no one talked about it and the slums of Cleveland were ignored, and growing up it seemed that everyone was trained to just look away from poor people and blight. I never even saw those terrible "slum" neighborhoods in my own city until as an adult I drove over there to see them and had a huge shock at how desperately hopeless it seemed and how truly depressing it was.

    It's totally wrong and screwed up, and I believe they are just afraid to have it be accurate because too many would be seen to be poor. But no one worries about poverty anyway, or almost no one.I had no knowledge of how the "poverty level" was fixed and will now read about it.

    Thanks for the diary!! Glad it was rescued.

    I really don't understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. - John Cole

    by Gorette on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 09:37:30 AM PDT

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