Kulkarni Poverty Q2

Published by Paola Avendano on

In Southern California, we need much better public schools, universal healthcare, public benefit programs and rent control and housing assistance. The State of CA should not put additional funding into prisons, juvenile facilities or law enforcement (that conducts racial profiling, widespread surveillance and assists ICE in detaining and deporting immigrants) but should instead pay for proactive measures that genuinely help low-income people and people of color. The state government needs to require disaggregation of all state data so that the public can see how each ethnic community is doing vis-a-vis white communities.