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    RMDNov 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Argument aside, how did that “Bronx bodega” line get past an editor? C’mon, Fordham Ram!

    Words are all we got. Use them wisely, please.

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    PortsNov 21, 2013 at 1:47 am

    As a person who comes from a low income background and works in a low income community, I can safely say that your article highlights a complete disregard for the circumstances that often push people to rely on government assistance. I can personally attest to the fact that while work ethic is indispensable, the jobs that low income families have hardly pay for food, let alone things like medical expenses and other incidentals. That being said, even the hardest working people need a hand to stay above water given the current state of our economy. I find your take on poverty and the community around you to be extremely narrow minded and the result of a privileged upbringing. It’s easy to tell someone they don’t need help when you yourself have never needed it. We should all be so lucky, but we are not. I sincerely suggest you consider your take on this issue from a human rather than political perspective.

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    ECNov 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I’m sure that you intended “Bronx bodega” as a convenient and pithy throwaway line with some pleasant alliteration added to it, but I don’t think you realize how much you sound like a judgmental, white-privileged jerk. Your whole article delineates a fundamental misunderstanding of what poverty is or is like for those experiencing it, and whether you intended it or not, you’ve come off as a privileged white rich kid with nothing but disdain for the Bronx community.

    If I were you, I’d spend some time with one of Fordham’s zillion volunteer programs. I hope the experience enlightens you to the situation of millions of people in poverty in the United States that you are so callously insulting.

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    LCNov 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “One of the more tempting means to combat poverty in our increasingly progressive society is the practice of income redistribution. It is the most direct system for augmenting the income of the impoverished, but as anyone who has frequented a Bronx bodega knows, the system is prone to abuse.”

    As an alum, I am disgusted by your judgment of the community surrounding our university. Shame on you.

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