A 32-year-old Latina woman was found dead inside her SUV in a convenience store parking lot, where she was trying to get some extra sleep between shifts at her four part-time jobs, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
I added the Latina part. I know Maria Fernandes struggle. it is my struggle. it’s probably some of yours too. remember this when folks say working poor don’t work hard enough and that’s why we are poor.
In the Victorian, they were called the “deserving poor” and only the deserving poor were given aid. They forgot, I suppose, that to work, a person must eat. So no one can be deserving if they don’t get assistance of some kind.
I despise classicism. This notion that people would willingly starve rather than work is preposterous and wicked.