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The War on the Poor, African Americans and the Middle Class)

Every time I hear the phrase American Exceptionalism, I cringe.  True, the USA is exceptional in many ways.   Certainly, it is the most powerful nation, and certainly it is very wealthy.   But it’s not all exceptional – at least in a positive way.  Given that we are so rich and powerful, it is surprising how poorly we perform in many aspects of quality of life.  Consider life expectancy.  We are the longest lived society on earth – right.   Wrong!  And while the USA ranks way down on the list of developed nations , its African American population ranks among countries of the 3rd world.


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