Did you ever stop to wonder what life would be like for you if you were a poor black kid? Here’s a hint: you probably wouldn’t be allowed to write about your feelings on the matter for Forbes! Or get a reporter from Forbes to travel to where you live to ask what it’s actually like, because where’s the currency in having access to poor black children? So, we are apparently left with the musings of self-professed “middle aged white guy who comes from a middle class white background” Gene Marks, who writes about “the business of technology” and really should have stuck to that. He says that if he were a poor black kid, he’d just work harder and use CliffsNotes and popular web apps to, you know, conquer the grinding world of institutionalized poverty.

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