Food Aid? To feed the poor & hungry of modern day America?
It's almost impossible for any none Americans to even come close to comprehending how the hell some millions of citizens of the United States, the world's wealthiest country, could ever be allowed to find themselves in such a shocking sort of sickening situation as this is.
Poverty hits African Americans hard
BBC correspondent Matthew Price continues his journey across America, and reports from Chicago, Barack Obama's home town, where African American community leaders fear the recession is dragging down their communities more than most.
Poverty is growing across the United States. Many communities are affected. Yet a number of studies suggest that African Americans in general have been hit harder than others.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, black unemployment has risen to 13.4% since the recession began in December 2007. The national unemployment rate is 8.5%.
One of the largely untold stories of America's economic decline is the disproportionate effect it appears to be having on African Americans.
Read the rest of this remarkably revealing report.
If only "socialism" wasn't such a shocking swear word in the states, eh?
Who knows though?
Maybe the blessed Obama truly does have the balls he so strongly hinted he had -- last year.
Maybe now that his presidential honeymoon period is over, Barack will be brave enough (and care enough), to bring about some real change : as opposed to simply some more, same old, same old, 'small change'.
(Cross posted across at 'appletree')