This picture was once the common image of American suburbia. More and more, it is no longer the reality. Recent news reports show that the majority of Pittsburgh’s poor are in the suburbs.
As we’ve been discussing in recent blog posts – and as we strive to address in our mission – the typical cause of hunger in this country is poverty. But sometimes people go hungry because they are having food purposefully withheld from them. And sometimes those people protest in the only way they have available.
As we explored yesterday there is no shortage of judgment for the 47 million Americans living in poverty. All kinds of stereotypes and assumptions abound that serve to blame the poor for their situation. But the physical and psychological effects of living in poverty make escaping it that much harder, as this infographic aptly depicts: