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Giving our Frustrations a Voice

When KACAP posted the Poverty in Kansas Quiz, we were expecting a lot of people to be surprised but what they learned. (Find the quiz on our Poverty in America page.)

But we also understand that there are those who will refuse to learn, and will cling fiercely to the myths that allow them to separate themselves from poverty. 

Meeting those people is difficult. But, in our experience, few have expressed that frustration as well as Jennifer Ball does on her blog, Scary Mommy, with her post about "Those People." Read the article here.

Also addressing the concept that poverty is an issue of US, not of them, is Mark Rank of Washington University in this New York Times editorial, "Poverty in America IS Mainstream."