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Karen M Tani

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Siting The Legal History Of Poverty: Below, Above, And Amidst, Karen Tani, Felicia Kornbluh Dec 2012

Siting The Legal History Of Poverty: Below, Above, And Amidst, Karen Tani, Felicia Kornbluh

Karen M Tani

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The House That "Equality" Built: The Asian American Movement And The Legacy Of Community Action, Karen Tani Dec 2010

The House That "Equality" Built: The Asian American Movement And The Legacy Of Community Action, Karen Tani

Karen M Tani

"President Lyndon Baines Johnson liked to quote the prophet Isaiah. 'Come, let us reason together,' Johnson sometimes said (assuming the voice of God) as he prepared to exercise his famous powers of persuasion. But Johnson was no literalist. Jesus told his disciples that the poor would be 'with you always.' Johnson and the other architects of the Great Society disagreed. Convinced that privation had no place in modern America, they confidently launched the concatenation of federal initiatives known as the War on Poverty. That war is now over; the poor, as predicted, remain. Yet the battle mattered--not because it was ...