Poverty In America

While the world sees an America of riches, millions live in incredible poverty. This Path looks at some of poverty that exists. It is not pretty.

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    An introduction for the Helpified Path on Poverty in the United States

    This path (https://helpified.com/paths/poverty-in-america) will look at poverty in the United States. It will not address the causes. It will not address the solutions. It will however document that poverty is a major issue for millions of Americans.

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    15 Shocking Facts About Poverty In America

    The "America" that so many of us have taken for granted for so many decades is literally disintegrating right in front of our eyes. Most Americans are still operating under the delusion that the United States will always be "the wealthiest nation" in the world and that our economy will always produce large numbers of high paying jobs and that the U.S.

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    11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America

    40 percent of children living in poverty aren't prepared for primary schooling.

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    Cattaraugus County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

    Frequently requested statistics for Cattaraugus County.

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    Buffalo is fourth poorest city in the nation

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An eye-opening report is shedding new light on the poverty rate in Buffalo. The latest numbers show Buffalo is the fourth poorest city in the country. At the Food Bank of Western New York on Thursday, 43,000 pounds of pasta was dropped off, which will provide 192,000 meals.

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    A look from the outside at the US

    "Life in the Empire" is a series of news reports, showing the growing levels of poverty in the United States, especially in the central and southern regions of the country. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/en/18/1/2012/66205/crisis-in-the-empire-extreme-poverty-in-the-us/

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    Poverty knows no bounds

    Young or old, immigrant or Native American,  from farm to suburb to inner city, from sea to shining sea, there are poor. 

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    National Poverty Center | University of Michigan

    The United States determines the official poverty rate using poverty thresholds that are issued each year by the Census Bureau. The thresholds represent the annual amount of cash income minimally required to support families of various sizes. The methodology for calculating the thresholds was established in the mid-1960s and has not changed in the intervening years.

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    Hidden America - Children Of The Mountains (Documentary)

    A Diane Sawyer Special Report On The 1/2 Million People Living In Poverty In Central Appalachia.

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    Native American Living Conditions on Reservations - Native American Aid

    Living Conditions on American Indian reservations: It is impossible to succinctly describe the many factors that have contributed to the challenges that Native America faces today, but the following facts...

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    Poverty rates surge in American suburbs

    When President Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" fifty years ago, images of American poverty focused on the inner-city and rural poor. What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America's suburbs.

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    History

    Poverty is not a new worry.  The following few videos are historic looks at US poverty.  So much of it sounds like it today. 

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    Poverty in Rural America - 1965 - Clip 1: Introduction

    One of three clips from a government documentary "Rural Poverty in America." It was produced in 1965 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to show the extent of poverty in rural areas of the U.S., and to show ways the government was trying to improve lives with various programs. Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project.

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    Down and Out in America (1986) 1/7

    Poverty, foreclosure, homelessness, circa 1986. Directed by Lee Grant. Winner of the 1986 Academy Award for Documentary Film. I ripped this straight from the original VHS. The film is currently out-of-print and, as far as I know, unavailable for viewing anywhere online (except here).

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    Old and Poor: America's Forgotten

    While the Census Bureau's official poverty measure shows 9 percent of seniors nationally live in poverty, the share climbs to about one in seven seniors (15 percent) under the Bureau's alternative Supplemental Poverty Measure, which takes into account out-of-pocket health expenses and geographic differences in the cost of living.

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    Poorest town in Texas, the Colonias

    Along the Mexican Border on the US side! Uploaded by Coolins335 on 2011-06-29.

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    Rio Grande Valley Colonias Pt. 1

    Texas is home to the most "colonias" in the country-- unincorporated areas outside city limits. And Hidalgo County making up an overwhelming majority. In a two-part series, FOX2 Anchor Vicki Gonzalez takes a look at the challenges, as well as the progressive actions being done for some of the poorest areas in the U.S.

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    Poverty in Detroit

    short picture tour of poverty in Detroit. (yes it has been a Bad Day!) Uploaded by zahra dabaja on 2010-12-06.

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    The Forgotten City

    The Forgotten City is a soul stirring documentary taking place in Buffalo, New York exploring race relations, segregation, crime, and politics. Through exclusive breathtaking footage and one-on-one interviews with many citizens and some of Buffalo's most influential leaders, The Forgotten City exposes the bitter truth about Buffalo and all inner cities.

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    Camden,NJ. The poorest city in the US

    Camden,New Jersey has the highest murder rate in the country,and the highest crime rate per capita. the criminals and drug deals operate in the open and the police department is understaffed. some residents are working hard to get their city back on track.

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    Why Can't We End Poverty in America?

    RONALD REAGAN famously said, "We fought a war on poverty and poverty won." With 46 million Americans - 15 percent of the population - now counted as poor, it's tempting to think he may have been right. Look a little deeper and the temptation grows.

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    Charity and sympathy may not be the answer.

    A controversial view that brings up many many good points. Getting people to make better decisions (stay in school), getting people working, keeping parents together, and creating better incentives do work at reducing poverty. That said, while we may be winning that does not mean there are not many many who need the help. His view: Poverty is largely a choice and "helping" them does not help them. The rich and powerful keep the poor down. And poverty really is not true poverty (the poor have air conditioners, cars, etc).

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    Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

    Annie Lowrey writes in the Times Magazine this week about the troubles of Clay County, Ky., which by several measures is the hardest place in America to live. The Upshot came to this conclusion by looking at six data points for each county in the United States: education (percentage of residents with at least a bachelor's degree), median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity.

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    What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it

    BALTIMORE - In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable first-graders.

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    NY State's poverty situtation

    A look at NY State Poverty.

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    Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

    Americans celebrate the Horatio Alger ideal, that all individuals can succeed by their own efforts on a level playing field, yet social mobility rates in America are now lower than those in Europe, risking America becoming an ossified, class-based society.

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    Making Sense of Place - Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City

    Making Sense of Place - Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City is a one-hour documentary film about deterioration in the urban core and older suburbs in what was once Americaˈs 5th-largest city, concurrent with growth at the suburban periphery.

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    OETA Story on Eastern Oklahoma Poverty aired on 09/30/10

    This story aired on the ONR on OETA-The Oklahoma Network. The reporter is Cathy Tatom; photojournalist is Edwin Wilson. For more information, go to the ONR web site www.news.oeta.tv and ONR blog http://blog.oeta.tv/onr For more about OETA-The Oklahoma Network, visit www.oeta.tv NEW CENSUS BUREAU DATA RELEASED THIS WEEK SHOWS THAT MORE THAN 16-PERCENT OF OKLAHOMANS ARE LIVING IN POVERTY.

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