And every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch. One in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids.
He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the Left does not understand.
Paul Ryan shames kids from low-income families who get free lunches.by suggesting that their families don’t care for them.
So, is this the GOP’s new “outreach” - shaming children for being born into a poor family and telling them their family doesn’t care about them because they are poor?
These people are bullies. They get off on making the poor feel like shit.
When I was a kid and got free lunch I always wanted a brown paper bag lunch. It would show that I had someone who cared for me AND who had the money to buy snack pack puddings and Cheetos. Instead I had a mom who cared but was economically unable to help me fend off the stigma of being poor and buy me junk food like the other kids.
Instead of poor-shaming families we should be demanding the government prevent companies from outsourcing jobs so parents have more opportunities to be financially stable. We should demand the government fight monopolies and bring back actual economic competition. We should be demanding job security and living wages. We should be offering government run child care and mental health services for parents, especially working class parents. These are real changes we could make that would be beneficial to working class children, instead of them blaming and guilting our parents.
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
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