Your Voice: Is charity the answer?

This week, the we asked community members: is charity is the answer to solving problems of social inequality?

In this time of giving leading up to the holidays, the Richmond News has profiled several non-profits and the work they do in the community. Our editor has also penned a column on the role our economic structures play in fostering inequality, adding that she's angry "we're still here begging people to give a little to those who are getting trampled under the system."

This week, the News asked community members: is charity is the answer to solving problems of social inequality? 

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April

April Peng

Fashion

"I think it can solve some problems, but not all problems."

Jasmeen

Jasmeen Parmar

Student

"It's not, but it's a good way to help out … If you have more than other people, then it's a good thing to give back to the people that need it."

Breanna

Breanna Chow

Student

"No, but it does make an impact in a small way. At least in one person's life. And I think that's more important than not doing anything at all."

Jose

Jose Espinoza

Construction

"Yes, of course. It's giving to people that don't have. Any help is a help, right?"

Mikhail

Mikhail Bouchot

Construction

"Maybe, but it can't dig very deep into the problem."

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