Episode 34 – It Ain’t My Fault: The Lies that Capitalism Tells Us About Poverty and the Working Poor

In this episode, Amber and Erika discuss poverty shaming and the ways that racism and capitalism conspire to propagandize us into believing that the working poor and impoverished are only on the bottom due to bad choices and lack of ambition and work ethic. However, we break down the data and systemic ish that reveals some of the real reasons behind wealth inequality and the myth of working one’s way up from the bottom to the top. Tune in to get the scoop!

Homework

  1. Watch Against All Odds:  The Fight for a Black Middle Class
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Receipts

Against All Odds:  The Fight for a Black Middle Class
Author:  PBS
Date:  March 2017

20 Things Poor People Foolishly Waste Money On
moneyPPL.com (Trista)
Date:  2018


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