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Posted on Sep 15, 2012
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At a stop of liberal pundit Tavis Smiley and activist Dr. Cornel West’s “Poverty Tour 2.0” at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann spoke with students about their crippling experiences with poverty.

“Where I’m from, they just prepare you for the life they expect you to have,” said one young man, talking about the treatment he received from teachers and police officers where he grew up in Louisiana.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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