Evicted poverty and profit in the american city audiobook
EVICTED by Matthew Desmond Read by Dion Graham | Audiobook Review | AudioFile MagazineScott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers.
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It takes a good amount of money and time to establish a home. Other Editions Poor black men were locked up. Immersed in their lives for two years, Kotlowitz brings us this classic rendering of growing up poor in America's cities.
Why do we do the things we do. Critic Reviews "A groundbreaking work It's a detailed picture of individual and systemic failure. My God, what that book lays bare about American poverty.
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Cancel anytime. In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation - that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, he incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation - the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments - that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. In his thought-provoking and deeply moving book, Matthew Desmond tackles the issue of poverty in America through the lens of eviction. Desmond's Pulitzer Prize winning book follows the personal lives of several families and individuals struggling to survive in Milwaukee during the Great Recession. Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system.
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There needs to be changes made to the welfare system in the United States. I will never forget one eviction I saw. Some people opened up immediately. Rent was their biggest expense by far, and they wanted a decent functional home in return.Vignette after vignette portrayed the mental and emotional anguish that living at the poverty line heaps on it dwellers so that the only reprieve came in the form of spirited dialogue and intimate conversations between those he chronicled and their family and friends and from the research that clarified the stats behind their suffering, hospitalized in critical condition. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, which was interspersed throughout, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur. Roy himself is shot twi. Readers also enjoyed.
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