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A recent study by the US Census Bureau found that nearly one in five Americans who worked full time in 1990 did not earn enough money to keep a family of four out of poverty. The study provided another measure of the way the growth in the American economy was heavily skewed toward the well-off.
Further it provided tangible evidence as to why those on the bottom feel they are increasingly ill-served by the system. Even those who work full time to put bread on the table find they just are not making it.
As is so often the case with such economic analyses, the situation of people of color was even more severe. One in four blacks and one in three Hispanics who worked full time in 1990 did not earn enough money to pull a family or four out of poverty. …
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