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Environmental Justice and Immigration (Power/Poverty)
The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county
More than 18 million Americans live in “extreme poverty,” according to a report from the United Nations, which ranked poverty in the U.S. alongside some of the poorest areas in the world.
Some Blame Race, Poverty in Flint Water Crisis
One question has persisted since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? (Jan. 22)
Wangari Maathai & The Green Belt Movement
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmentalist and political activist. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental NGO focused on environmental conservation and women's rights.
Global Stratification & Poverty: Crash Course Sociology #27
We’ll look at First and Third World countries and the reasons why these terms are no longer used.
A Family Faces Food Insecurity in America’s Heartland | National Geographic
In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family, despite having many of the trappings of middle-class life.
The food deserts of Memphis: inside America's hunger capital | Divided Cities
In the 'food deserts' of Memphis, Tennessee, dominated by fast food outlets and convenience stores, locals lack what seems a basic human right in the richer half of the city: a supermarket.