Quote of the Day, August 8, 2012
The realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class poor, include record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families and dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation.
With the highest numbers of Americans living persistently poor or near poor, the highest numbers in more than five decades, [...] now is the time to confront the underlying conditions of systemic poverty in America before it’s too late.
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, once stated, “If we think we have ours and don’t owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans.”
- An excerpt from a Bishop A.E. Sullivan Jr. piece for Pennlive.com