Category Archives: Poverty

This category corresponds with the Poverty Book Discussion sponsored by the Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism commencing in the summer of 2013. The primary text to spark conversation is The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto by Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West. Comments on other texts will be featured and the discussion of poverty broadly speaking will be ongoing indefinitely.


Cornel West has been roundly criticized for his captious remarks about the Obama presidency, despite the fact that he has also been a strong supporter of both his initial candidacy and his reelection.  Some have commented that he seems jealous … Continue reading

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