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The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report

SusanGreenbaumHow did our policy makers get the notion that the people to blame for poverty . . . are poor people?

For an answer, we’ll go back 50 years to a Department of Labor document that gave Washington elites the explanation they wanted for why Watts was burning–and, in the process, laid the groundwork for three decades of attacks on welfare.

Guests:

  • Susan Greenbaum, professor emerita of anthropology at the University of South Florida – Tampa – now author of Blaming the Poor: the Long Shadow of The Moynihan Report on Cruel Images About Povertyblaming the poor

 

Produced by Linda Khoury; edited by Sophie Becker; hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

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