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GENE MARKS FORBES
Why All Poor Black Kids Are Obviously Stupid
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Professor, Syracuse University
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
columnist Gene Marks, a "poor black kid."
If I Were a Middle Aged White Man
Freelance arts writer
If I were a middle aged white man, I wouldn't write articles called "If I Were a Poor Black Kid" for
. With a title like that, it wouldn't matter what points I was making.
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