POVERTY IS NOT AN ACCIDENTPomona Poor is an ongoing study that presents and defines the understanding of how we perceive our surroundings. The stores and neighborhoods within our community can be perceived as the norm. However, many do not understand what we see as the norm keeps us from progressing as a community. We fail to understand what is beneath the surface.
Why hasn’t the city progressed? Why does the city allow these types of businesses that prey and target people of low economic status come into our community? Why does the city continue to make our community impoverished? These types of businesses perpetuate the cycle of poverty. These predators are on every corner of the city hoping for the vulnerable impoverished to utilize its services. Why does the city of Pomona allow this? Why does our city want to keep us poor and unhealthy?
- Julian Lucas 09-2018