Tapati (tapati) wrote,
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The quiet desperation of poverty

This article about Barack Obama's speech referring to "quiet riots" among the poor black community really tells it like it is, and I just want to make the point that white people in poverty feel the same hopelessness. It isn't compounded by racism but it is no less real. We really need to look at poverty in America--really look at it and allow ourselves to imagine growing up in that reality, a reality where a college education seems like an impossible dream and dead end jobs and substandard housing appears to be our destiny.

Obama's 'quiet riots' are for real by Roland S. Martin.
Tags: barack obama, poverty, quiet riots, racism
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