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Because of the disparities in opportunities. If opportunity is not presented to you, you don’t have a chance. —Willie Thornton, Retired, Dorchester
A lack of generosity. A lack of community. — Tenika Adamson, Crew Member, Dorchester
Because the system is designed to keep the poor poor. It was designed to help the people who own businesses to keep the poor from building wealth. — Quashanta Foster, Distributor, Dorchester
I often wonder that. We go to other countries and help people out, but there are people here going to bed hungry. In this country, we don’t share the wealth. — Genevive Tetteh, Nurse, Roxbury
I think because the United States is a good country, they like to help people in other countries. But they don’t take care of their own. — Carolyn Bryant, Retired, Dorchester
Why do you think there’s poverty in the United States?

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