Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond
Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. All are going to be evicted.
Based on real fieldwork and solid data of the human cost of America’s inequality, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today, as evictions are becoming more and more commonplace.
I highly recommend you to read this book, because we have to understand how this sick system of removing families from their homes in name of profit is exacerbating cycles of poverty, especially among minorities and women.