What About The Black Middle Class?
What about the black middle class?
When public discourse turns to the plight of the middle class, white faces are typically the exemplars. In contrast, when the talk is about social pathologies — at least until the discovery of an opioid crisis — black and brown faces have typically illustrated the problem.
But what about the black middle class, those folks who are not exceptional like Barack Obama or Oprah or the latest most wanted criminal?
“The perception is there is no middle for us,” Karla Swinton, a marketing manager from Prince George’s County says in a documentary film now making the rounds. “I think the ones …