The Resource The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, (electronic resource)

The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, (electronic resource)

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The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto
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The rich and the rest of us
Title remainder
a poverty manifesto
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Tavis Smiley, Cornel West
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eng
Summary
Record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation-these are the realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class poor. Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, one of the nation's leading democratic intellectuals, co-hosts of Public Radio's Smiley & West, now take on the "P" word-poverty. The Rich and the Rest of Us is the next step in the journey that began with "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." Smiley and West's 18-city bus tour gave voice to the plight of impoverished Americans of all races, colors, and creeds. With 150 million Americans persistently poor or near poor, the highest numbers in over five decades, Smiley and West argue that now is the time to confront the underlying conditions of systemic poverty in America before it's too late. By placing the eradication of poverty in the context of the nation's greatest moments of social transformation- such as the abolition of slavery, woman's suffrage, and the labor and civil rights movements-ending poverty is sure to emerge as America's 21st ?century civil rights struggle. As the middle class disappears and the safety net is shredded, Smiley and West, building on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., ask us to confront our fear and complacency with 12 poverty changing ideas. They challenge us to re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America-what it really is and how to eliminate it now
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The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America--what it really is and how to eliminate it now
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10118592
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1964-
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Smiley, Tavis
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339.2/20973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • West, Cornel
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True
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  • Poverty
  • United States
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adult
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a poverty manifesto
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The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, (electronic resource)
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MWT11358298
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781401940645
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11358298
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remote
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The rich and the rest of us : a poverty manifesto, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11358298
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781401940645
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11358298
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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