Magazine February 8, 2010, Issue

Keeping Blacks Poor

(Darren Gygi)
How the Democratic party stands between its most loyal constituents and the jobs they need

‘May I have your undivided attention please!” Small guy, big mouth: He’s maybe 15, black, skinny kid, but his voice fills up the noisy New York City subway car and then some. “I am selling candy! I got Snickers! I got Peanut M&Ms! I am trying to make some money! This isn’t for school, this isn’t for a basketball team, this is for me! So I can get more candy and make more money!” The straphangers appreciate his no-malarkey sales pitch and his entrepreneurial spirit. He does a bit of business, and a few people just give him a buck

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