What does the world need now?
Love, sweet love.
All jests aside, after attending a recent lecture from Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on their #povertymustend tour, I have spent most of my time thinking about what the world needs. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about what we need to do to end poverty and promote equality in a nation that has perpetuated practices of systematic oppression since its inception.
As someone who lives in the inner city and teaches in a low socio-economic area, the plight of the poor makes itself increasingly prevalent. Every day I encounter people who don’t even know how to have positive interactions with people they care about, let alone strangers or potential employers. A joke that circulates in my neighborhood is “If you want to feel bad about yourself, go to the burger king on 10th street.” Every time I go there, I…
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