Sabina Virgo On the Criminalization of Poverty

January 28, 1998

As accusations of sexual misconduct threaten to topple his presidency,President Clinton tried in his State of the Union address last night topersuade Americans that all’s well in the body politic. Today on DemocracyNow we’ll hear alternative perspectives on the true state of our nation.


Sabina Virgo, writer and an activist since the 60’s during the civil rightsmovement. She was a Jesse Jackson delegate to the 1984 and 1988 Democraticconventions, and served on the national Board of Directors of the RainbowCoalition. She is currently with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Alliance,and other independent political action networks. She looks at thecriminalization of poverty.