The blame game must stop: speak out!
Categories: Articles:Social Justice |
Published: 04/02/2013 |
Every day, people who are struggling to make ends meet are demonised and blamed for their poverty. Politicians and the media use abusive language and images. Scroungers. Skivers. Chavs. Underclass. This language is used to fuel mistrust by contrasting supposed ‘strivers’ with ‘skivers’. It is used to justify cuts to our safety net, which will drive hundreds of thousands of people further into poverty. It dehumanises and degrades people who are already struggling to survive. It adds to the growing gap between rich and poor, by denying a Fair Say to millions of people. If you oppress the poor, you offend the one who made them. (Proverbs 14:31)
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