Too Poor for Pop Culture

"Where I live in East Baltimore, everything looks like 'The Wire' and nobody cares what a 'selfie' is."

"I call us disenfranchised, because Obama’s selfie with some random lady or the whole selfie movement in general is more important than us and the conditions where we dwell. ... Miss Sheryl doesn’t have a computer and definitely wouldn’t know what a selfie is. Her cell runs on minutes and doesn’t have a camera. Like many of us, she’s too poor to participate in pop culture." - D. Watkins  

This insightful and eye-opening piece by D. Watkins sheds light on a reality that many, if not most, people in the United States are not aware of. 

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