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Caliman73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 07:21 PM
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25. Poor people definitely get the short end of the stick.
In no way do I dispute what you are saying. I was however, and I suppose still am middle class. My friends and I went to a private Catholic high school and were honor students. There wasn't much to distinguish us as "bangers" other than we were of mixed heritage and in a car. What I call a beater was probably more like a earlier model car (an 82 Mazda in 1990). I agree that economic discrimination can be confused for racial, but it is a bit more difficult to tell a poor Mexican from a middle class or above Mexican, than it is to tell us from White people. The cops would often ask my friend what he was doing in the car with us.
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