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If I Were a Poor Black Kid

I was a Poor Black Kid

Jakada Imani | Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices
Jakada Imani

Gene Marks seems to think that all poor Black kids need to do differently to succeed is "be smart enough to go for it." I'll be sure to tell that to students the next time I'm in an classroom that has too many students and too few books.

Why All Poor Black Kids Are Obviously Stupid

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

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."

If I Were a Middle Aged White Man

Louis Peitzman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Louis Peitzman

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.