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Why Do We Treat the Poor so Poorly? | Opinion in the Philadelphia Inquirer

January 4, 2019
Jazmine Headley at a press conference.
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January 4, 2019

The violent treatment of Jazmine Headley and her 18-month-old son in a county assistance office in New York City exemplifies everything that is wrong with the way public-assistance programs work in the United States. It is emblematic of how our government treats low-income women and children of color—as if their every move must be controlled, surveilled, and penalized.

For the full article, see Mariana Chilton's new opinion piece in The Inquirer



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