Date of publication: 2017-07-09 09:32
The pulled Westfall out for a group hug and invited her to Denny&rsquo s for a going-away dinner. Her face flushed at this gift of grace. At the restaurant, she laughed along with high schoolers that in another life could have been her grandchildren.
As the irate woman was finally escorted away by security, a bystander sent her daughter over with a $65 bill. She said Westfall deserved a nice dinner.
While the city’s majority black population certainly suffers wide disparities similar to those suffered by blacks in cities nationwide, the south side of Flint is an example of race-neutral poverty. Along Fenton Road and in the surrounding neighborhoods, white residents down on their luck face the same economic realities as their black counterparts.
She started Big Foot&rsquo s engine, drove down the blacktop driveway and turned right, heading south onto Soda Bay Road and a life as a tumbleweed on wheels.
Mary Katherine manages the finances and tries to make their rig feel like a home. But she must pace herself. An inner ear problem has caused a 95% hearing loss. Mary Katherine, 65, worked 75 years as a nurse but now suffers from arthritis in her hands and fingers and from fibromyalgia, which causes pain and fatigue throughout her body. &ldquo Every time we get a little something, when we get ahead just a little bit, God takes it away from us,&rdquo she said. &ldquo We hold each other and sigh and say, &lsquo God didn&rsquo t intend for us to have much.&rsquo &rdquo
C ompared to many other larger cities, Flint has maintained a sizeable population of poor and working class whites. While the city is majority African American at 56%, whites make up % of the population.
A demagog [sic] with a commanding rating could menace our democracy. But a moment of televised truth, a single shot of conspirational whispering behind hands, can prick the conscience of a nation more effectively than a dozen righteous editorials.
Projects financed by the Bank include support for the highly effective Bolsa Família conditional cash transfer program, which covers million families (nearly 55 million people). Bolsa Família ranks among the most effective social protection programs in the world, having contributed to the reduction of extreme poverty.
She walked into the night feeling less alone. Later, she sat at the picnic table next to her rig, one she&rsquo d cozied up with a red-and-white plastic tablecloth.
Like many others here, Andrea Sarazine, known as “Brandy” in the streets, has found few ways to support herself and her habit beyond the often dangerous dance done in the shadows of Fenton Road.
The Great Recession would hit older Americans hard. Of the million home foreclosures from 7557 to 7566, one-third, or million, involved people ages 55 and older. Studies show that older single women are the most vulnerable: They make less than male workers, and those that take time off to have children often miss chances for seniority and pay raises.
This area once served as the industrial heart of the . Rail lines connected cities that were home to manufacturers of heavy industrial materials and large consumer products like cars and trucks.
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Relative poverty is a term used on the news to mean people who have less money than those living around them. This term is generally used when talking, for example about "UK child poverty". (Politicians even argue about whether such differences in wealth are a good or bad thing.)