By Tavis Smiley
Checklist unemployment and rampant company avarice, empty homes yet homeless households, dwindling possibilities in an more and more paralyzed nation-these are the realities of 21st-century the US, land of the unfastened and residential of the hot center classification negative. Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, one of many nation's major democratic intellectuals, co-hosts of Public Radio's Smiley & West, now tackle the "P" word-poverty. the wealthy and the remainder of Us is your next step within the trip that begun with "The Poverty journey: a choice to judgment of right and wrong" Smiley and West's 18-city bus journey gave voice to the plight of impoverished american citizens of all races, colours, and creeds. With a hundred and fifty million american citizens again and again negative or close to bad, the top numbers in over 5 many years, Smiley and West argue that now's the time to confront the underlying stipulations of systemic poverty in the United States prior to it really is too past due. by way of putting the eradication of poverty within the context of the nation's maximum moments of social transformation- akin to the abolition of slavery, woman's suffrage, and the hard work and civil rights movements-ending poverty is certain to become America's twenty first -century civil rights fight. because the center category disappears and the security web is shredded, Smiley and West, development at the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ask us to confront our worry and complacency with 12 poverty altering rules. They problem us to think again our assumptions approximately poverty in America-what it truly is and the way to do away with it now.