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Why transitional jobs can help end poverty

from The Progressive

In his “I Have a Dream” speech, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lamented the “lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day more than 50 years later, islands of inner-city economic deprivation stubbornly remain. The African American male employment rate in American cities has been on a downward spiral since King’s speech. This continuing decline reflects a failure to deal with this problem’s root causes. The tragic consequence is continued and increased human suffering. more


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