Poet Clint Smith on Food Deserts and Urban Warriors

By Guest Contributor Lisa Wade, PhD; originally posted at Sociological Images

In this powerful spoken word, poet Clint Smith, who is also a teacher in Washington D.C., tells the stories of some of his students. It puts names and details to the struggles of young people trying to thrive in an urban environment that is all too often indifferent to their survival.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter andFacebook.

  • Melissa

    Powerful!!! Love!

  • http://www.examiner.com/family-in-new-york/rahela-choudhury RCHOUDH

    Very powerful and moving.

  • WhitleyGilbert

    Wow. Thank you.