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The above image from the NY Times story "Invisible Child" about the life of an 11-year-old girl named Dasani and her family is rich with meaning and context.
Earlier, we talked about how the Right-wing in the United States wants to kill and eliminate poor people and the working classes because they are "useless eaters" and "takers" who are drains on the body politic.
Conservatives and the Right-wing media are naked in how they link stereotypes about race, class, and gender together in a narrative that leverages white racial resentment to advance an agenda which hurts the middle and working classes.
Among other absurdities, Fox News and the Tea Party GOP's bloviators have suggested that poor people in America live a life of luxury because they have refrigerators. What offenses and moral crimes would Republicans and the White Right see in the above photo of Dasani and her family's room at a homeless shelter?