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Citizen of Detroit Ready to Fight Poverty

Here are 3 stories from Detroit. I'm sorry for this post, it's really hard to watch, but these emotional speeches make us see the problem differently.

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  • Many young (up to 25 years old) people have never had a job in their life. 
  • When you put many unemployed people on the street crime goes up.
  • "Real estate language" was invented not for people.
  • There is no special education in schools for disabled students.

These videos are part of Smiley & West project. 
Smiley & West take to the road on a 15-city nationwide tour to highlight an invisible issue in Washington's halls of power - poverty in America. The Great Recession has left 1 in 7 Americans living in poverty with unemployment in many communities still on the rise. The war on poverty is the greatest policy failure in our society. Smiley & West will share the stories of real Americans, free of punditry and spin, in the hopes of changing government policy in the direction of justice and equality.

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Thank you for the inspiration. This moved me deeply.