Welfare, Scapegoating & Human Rights
This program is a provocative analysis that answers the question of why welfare reform is a national obsession and why so many middle-class people who are only a paycheck away from poverty participate in dismantling the very safety net they might need. According to international law and the UN, human rights and welfare are closely connected.
Recorded at the Urban Justice Center.
Loretta Ross is a leading voice for women’s rights nationally and internationally. As Director of the Center for Human Rights Education in Atlanta, she works closely with the poor and communities of color. She was one of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center, and she also directed the National Black Women’s Health Project.