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Escaping generational poverty in the Mississippi Delta

In This Impoverished Mississippi Community, Teacher Assistant Is a Coveted Job. It Pays $9 an Hour. The Mississippi Delta, in particular, offers few economic opportunities, especially for women of color with children. While the unemployment rate stands at 5 percent nationally, it’s nearly 10 percent in Washington County, where Riley lives. And while about 15 percent of Americans live in poverty, more than 30 percent of Washington County residents do. The major town of Washington County,
posted by Michele in California on Feb 1, 2016 - 10 comments

It can't happen here

How over a million American families live on $2 per day, by Dylan Matthews, VOX [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Sep 5, 2015 - 46 comments


My fellow Mefites, I implore you. Don't even think about clicking the more inside if you have anything pressing to do. [previously] [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Mar 17, 2013 - 11 comments

New Orleans Will Come Again

Rebuilding New Orleans with science! [via 3qd]
posted by panoptican on Jan 6, 2006 - 7 comments

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