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Reading: WAPO’s “A Region Left Behind” series

In case you missed it, The Washington Post‘s Chico Harlan ran this wrenching story, “A lonely road,” in late December. While many of us were cleaning up after Christmas, maybe driving those relatives to the airport, this long-form story about job-hunting in the Atlanta area may have slipped by you. Its subtitle reads: “For the poor in the Deep South’s cities, simply applying for a job exposes the barriers of a particularly pervasive and isolating form of poverty.” It’s a good read for anybody who suffers from the illusion that poor people… Read more Reading: WAPO’s “A Region Left Behind” series