Poverty is Child Abuse


Art by Rob Goldstein
Poverty is Child Abuse

Heads up! I’m a Social Justice Type.

In 2014, 14.8 percent of the people of the United
of America lived in poverty.

33.3 percent of those people were children.

Neglect is a considered a form of child abuse.

Neglect is the willful withholding of food, protection, and
proper housing
when these resources are clearly present.

Neglect is any action that interferes with a child’s growth
and development
, especially when the resources to enhance
growth and development are also clearly present.

The neglect of a child is always an abuse of power because
children are always at the mercy of adults.

Poverty in a Nation as rich as the United States of
is actually neglect and neglect is Child Abuse.

Poverty in the United States is child abuse.

13 thoughts on “Poverty is Child Abuse

  1. Really sad. I wish we could do something to stop this phenomena. If everyone stoped just thinking about themselves we woud have a more equal world.

    Nice article btw 🙂

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    1. We need to go back to a system of progressive taxes and restore the level playing field by restoring the funds cut from SNAP and public education.

      The only reason I can think of for creating a class of underfed and under educated people to have a ready pool of cheap and disposable labor.


      1. These are the things that the WW2 generation learned from its battle with fascism.

        I find it offensive that people who claim to want their country back know so little about its history.

        Maybe if they stopped repeating each others lies we could sit down as a nation and have an adult conversation about the New Deal: what worked, what didn’t work…and what aspects of it can we use in the 21st century to move our nation and our world forward.

        I also find anyone who will argue against feeding, housing and educating the children of this nation unworthy of my attention.


  2. This is so true!
    I am always amazed that some people will claim to be ‘pro-life’ but wouldn’t give the starving a dime; not even a child!
    Just sayin’!
    Anyway, I really LOVE your artwork and you are such a wonderful advocate and voice for the voiceless! Keep it up!

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      1. I can only imagine how difficult it is for an artist.
        I labor over my words when I write so I don’t know what I would do if I were trying to paint; my ‘paintings’ would probably never see the light of day 😦
        That said, I greatly appreciate what you do and how much work you have to put into it.

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  3. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:

    Rob’s words & beautiful art say it all!
    Peace, love & justice for all,
    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to her Home page to watch it:
    https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com Or go to YouTube & type in the title of her novel! 😉 ❤


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