All have same needs, desires, fears.

Chris Todd,
Big Pine Key, FL.

As a nurse, working with black nurses, I realized there was a bigger gulf with regards to socioeconomic class than with race. My coworkers, regardless of race, wanted their kids to go to college, not get pregnant out of wedlock, not get in trouble with the law. But my black coworkers would talk of certain poor blacks in a way I would not dare, in the same way, in fact, my folks would talk of “poor white trash.”

 

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