I want to explore how the word is used euphemistically, a safe word that makes it okay to be pretty egregiously racist.
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Poor people are under a great deal of stress. Their spirits are under a lot of stress. To tell them that they have no excuse is not just irresponsible. It's dangerous.
President Obama encouraged the likes of the young men of color staged behind him last week at the White House to turn adversity into advantage.
Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.
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