Delaware State University will be a tour stop on the Poverty Tour 2.0, organized and produced by Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West. The tour, according to organizers, is a “road trip to highlight the plight of the poor people of all races, colors, and creeds so they will not be forgotten, ignored, or rendered invisible during this difficult and dangerous time of economic deprivation and political cowardice.”
weird interesting that Smiley and West would select Delaware State as a squawk spot for the war against poverty. According to the most recent Census data, Delaware is the 10th richest state in the union. Situated in the northeast, it is in the highest grossing region in the United States, according to recent reports from the Census Bureau. The region also has the fewest number of people reported as living in poverty.