"In the United States of America...the poor are already deserving of their fate. They are losers in the game of capitalism. They have no one to blame but themselves. But then when they become the black poor they become almost less than human; someone about whom it’s impossible to have any sympathy even though they may be six, seven, eight generation sons of the American soil and daughters… Race layered on top of poverty just exacerbates this sense of otherness of these people and diminishes the extent to which any sympathy might be extended to them."
~Glenn C. Loury