Saturday, April 1, 2017

Maybe it’s time to start a conversation..!


“…it’s time to start having conversations about how alternative means aren’t a choice for those who come from poverty. We must acknowledge what it means to make space for people who actually need free food or things out of dumpsters, who participate in capitalism because they’ve got a kid at home and they are the only provider. Additionally, we need to shed light on the fact that many people who grew up wanting for more space and access to foods that weren’t available to them don’t understand the glossy pamphlets offering a simpler life.
Because, let me tell you, there is nothing simple about being poor.”

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Do you agree that poverty is not so much about having less but feeling less? Do you know what it’s like to be poor and have seen ‘poor’. I think we need to correct the perceptions we have created about poverty. It’s not ‘us’ and ‘them’ – it’s all of us. We are ONE! And then there is this! Is it exploitation or survival?

Poverty Tourism (click here)


  1. There is also the fear of poverty – how do we square that with our actions?

  2. Humanist Society of GainesvilleApril 12, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    What about 'White Privilage'?

    "ears ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.”

    “THE F&CK!?!?” I said.

    I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was. Have you ever lived in a camper year-round and used a random relative’s apartment as your mailing address? We did. Did you attend so many different elementary schools that you can only remember a quarter of their names? Welcome to my childhood.
    So when that feminist told me I had “white privilege,” I told her that my white skin didn’t do shit to prevent me from experiencing poverty. Then, like any good, educated feminist would, she directed me to Peggy McIntosh’s now-famous 1988 piece “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”
    More on the link below.