Today’s Connecting the Dots #CTD- Poverty

While it is importance to address the issues of police brutality, it is even more essential to focus on how poverty plays a big role in these situations. Lawmakers are quick to slap a Band-Aid on the issue of police brutality by requiring cops to wear body cameras, while the root causes of the issue are left out of the conversation. As a country, we must acknowledge that poverty is a root cause behind many racial issues and disproportionately affects people of color. Investing in anti-poverty strategies and providing opportunities for economic mobility can help to solve the cycles of poverty that leave many black men with little opportunity and sets them up to fail.