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Framing Race and Poverty. William Julius Wilson, November 1, 2009, Opinion. "One thing I know is that it’s extremely important to discuss how race and poverty are framed in public policy discussions. How we situate social issues in the larger context of society says a lot about our commitment to change. As rhetorician Robert Asen has pointed out, the political framing of poverty—that is, how politicians formulate arguments about how we as a nation should talk about and address issues of poverty—in the New Deal era was quite different from today. Back then, the emphasis was on structure—namely, the devastating impact of the economic crisis...” Link