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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:42 PM

4. Yup. When job loss occured in communities in color we were told to adapt or die.

It's common for us to focus on getting certs, degrees because no one is going to hand things to us out here or prioritize our concerns.

And the resentments the lady you describe expressed is exactly what we're up against. The only way she may change her mind if she loses her job and becomes pauperized. She hasn't made the connection between causes and outcomes, because if she did she'd realize that she could easily end up in a much worse situation and would be grateful for a cushion to soften the fall when there are radical shifts in the economy.

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