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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

3 Things We Need to Stop Saying About Poverty

Joanne Goldblum, Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network, recently wrote a wonderful piece for Huffington Post titled "3 Things We Need to Stop Saying About Poverty."

"One in five American children are growing up in poverty. Problems, as a rule, do not get solved unless we talk about them. I would dearly love to see a national conversation about poverty, and I'd love it to be an intelligent and productive one. Unfortunately, there are a lot of worn-out conversation-enders that tend to come up in discussions about economic hardship. I could live a long and happy life without ever hearing these three again. 

1. "People shouldn't have babies if they can't afford them."
I dislike this one for so many reasons." Click for more here.