196. "We are still minstrels...that is all." In response to In response to 193 Thu Jul-25-02 12:29 PM
Minstrels have always been paid well...but there can only be so many...what was the unemployent rate for blacks during the civil rights movement? It was in and around 50%...and guess where it is today? Hmm.
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