Who gets blamed for our crises?

This is such a thought provoking opinion piece from Kenan Malik in the Guardian. There are so many great quotable parts. Below are three that resonated with me the most.

At every point, the government has insisted that people must “blame themselves”.

The aim of social policy should be to restore to people that freedom to be able to make reasonable choices.

The “culture of poverty” thesis should remind us that racism and contempt for poor and working-class people have common roots. To challenge the one, we also have to challenge the other.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/02/illness-obesity-racism-who-gets-blamed-for-our-crises-the-poor-of-course