Contrast this to city poor, where there is at least always the hope of personal and professional improvement.
What I Have Learned From Photographing 400 Towns in Iowa
Cody Weber
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This is NOT true. Poor people in urban circumstances are isolated from opportunities, trapped without access to education or opportunity, and locked up and into legal disenfranchisement (see “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander). In fact, your earlier statements about getting angry, not trusting the government or the people who vote for them, and especially the question of what happens when you don’t have a personal vision of hope for a better future, rings true for black people — of whom I suspect you speak of as ‘city poor.’ As was tried long ago in Bacon’s Rebellion, see p.24 “The New Jim Crow,” think what positive change for all might occur if city and rural poor would unite against their real and common foes: blustering, entitled, arrogant billionaires, multimillionaires and their politician minions who get and keep power by keeping the rest of us divided.

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