Teens turn lens on 'shocking' poverty

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  1. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    What a difference 20 miles makes.

    In Detroit, the median household income is $27,862, and 57 percent of the children live below the poverty line.

    Roughly 20 miles to the north is the affluent suburb of Troy, Mich., where the median household income is almost $117,000, and nearly all high school graduates go on to college. Money Magazine has named Troy, with its great safety record and stellar community sports programs, one of the best small cities in America.

    Frank Boudon and Jason Ji are sophomores at Troy High School who are getting national attention for their unique look at poverty, which they call the most pressing issue facing this country.

    “While we may be just kids,” Ji told NBC News, “we are deeply aware of the issues that impact our surrounding communities. Living in metro Detroit has exposed us to the tragedy of poverty. It is shocking to see the number of peers and young children living in poverty.”

    http://inplainsight.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/12/17706471-teens-turn-lens-on-shocking-poverty?lite
     
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  3. michmi

    michmi New Member

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    Well, at least they tried in their own way. Bet they were scared you-know-whatless walking around in Pontiac.

    Having Val Lorelli, "Educator" pontificating about welfare and the "poverty community" from her well-appointed living room is laughable. I see why today's children are as insensitive as they seem to be if they're being taught by horrid people like that.

    Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps POVERTY COMMUNITY! You're not "contributing" according to Val.
     

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