John Kromkowski, associate professor of politics, was quoted in a story on poverty and politics. See below.

Why doesn't poverty play a bigger role in US politics?

From: National Catholic Reporter Date: Nov. 3, 2014 Author: Vinnie Rotondaro


"What you had with the recession, with the collapse, with people who never imagined losing their jobs was a complete need to rethink what it [means] for people not to be able to support themselves at a level that they imagine to be middle class," said John Kromkowski, an expert in urban and ethnic politics at The Catholic University of America.

"An entirely new kind of poverty emerged," he said, and yet "fundamentally, everyone believes they're middle class."


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