DJC: The Intersection - Chapter three: Poverty
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In chapter 3, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative takes an in-depth look at poverty in Detroit as a microcosm of impoverishment plaguing America. This is a multiplatform view highlighting alternative and multicultural viewpoints that affect more than 46 million Americans. Included in this chapter is a detailed look at the history of poverty in Detroit, insurmountable obstacles impoverished residents face on a daily basis, racial inequalities leading to skyrocketing poverty rates and the role poverty plays in a perpetual path to prison.
Detroit Public Television produced two pieces for the chapter - Transitions to Success about a program that is trying to redefine how we view poverty. And Poverty: A Pathway to Prison which explores the cyclical relationship of poverty and prison.
Transitions to Success Transitions to Success is a national program that redefines the way we view poverty.
Poverty: a Path to Prison Studies show a direct link between poverty and a never ending cycle of imprisonment.