Let's talk about Josephine, the transsexual, who lives next door. If you live in rural America, you may have never met Josephine, and if you have, you might not have even noticed that Josephine was at one time Joseph.
Poverty carries an emotional and stigmatizing price. It's losing teeth at a young age because a $600 root canal or 50% co-pay is unaffordable. It's not being able to afford to pay a $50 fine for a traffic violation, and ending up in jail.
The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.