April 27, 2010

Bringing Poverty Out of the Shadows

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Greenville, Mississippi has suffered the loss of its core retail businesses.Rarely do we get to see such in-depth reporting on poverty as has just been produced by Claudia Rowe and Mike Kane for the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

In a series of articles written for the foundation's Equal Voice online newspaper, Rowe illuminates how the recession has devastated families across the U.S. with lasting generational consequences.

Together with Kane's compelling black-and-white photography, Rowe's reporting drills down on the systemic failures and problems of perception that are at the heart of class disparities in the United States.  

I used to work with both of them at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, so I can attest personally to the diligence and discipline that they bring to their respective fields. Check it out for yourself at www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org.  

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