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.

http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/were-talking-about-police-misconduct-but-poverty-is-another-story-entirely