But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.
As one of the most unequal nations in the entire world, America is also, in many ways, one of the most poverty-stricken.
“What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world."
But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.
Over the course of a week, tens of thousands of people connected the dots between racism, poverty, greed, war, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction, and called for justice and a new culture of nonviolence.
The bad news is that poverty still exceeds the 11.3 percent rate of 2000 and far too many people are poor in a country that is so rich.
And each government building, library, or church that opens its doors and offers a cooled space for those who need it, contributes to a growing message that cooling is in fact a human right.
The murder of Harith “Snoop” Augustus by Chicago police is the latest reminder that we must hold our elected officials accountable for upholding a system that devalues Black life.