If You Came This Way

If You Came This Way

A Journey Through the Lives of the Underclass

eBook - 2015
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"At each stage of their lives--from infant cribs to teen dropouts to welfare dependents to basement shelters for the elderly--the people of the underclass are shunned by the rest of the population, even by the working poor. The cycle is vicious: Underclass children get little help in their own homes (when they have homes); they are shoved aside at school until they drop out like their parents did; they are unable to find decent work without an education; they have children of their own for whom they cannot provide adequate care; and finally, they are dumped into human (but inhumane) warehouses for the not-quite-deceased. America cannot afford to do this to its poorest citizens; we cannot afford " not " to rescue the underclass. In the richest country on earth, the people of the underclass are not merely a problem, they are a scandal.".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Distribution, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781497682122
Branch Call Number: 305.569 Da
Characteristics: 1 online resource (200 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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