I was born to a 17-year old single mother in a housing project in Louisville, Ky. I struggled through elementary, middle and high school. I was, in the words of Forbes Magazine columnist Gene Marks, a "poor black kid."
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If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for Forbes. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making.
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