Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West on poverty in America — and why the presidential candidates aren’t talking about it.
Smiley, host of “The Tavis Smiley Show,” and West, a professor at Princeton University, have been outspoken critics of income inequality in America.
“We always say we love our children, and yet what, 42 percent of our children live in, or near, poverty …” West says. “It’s a reality, but we’re into denying reality. We’re at non-reality-based politics now, right? Nobody’s really concerned about what’s going on on the ground in terms of suffering.”
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