Letters: Middle-Class Blacks

I was happy to read your article "Between Two Worlds" on middle-class blacks ((LIVING, March 13)). Successful blacks increase the prosperity of America. The underclass is everyone's problem, and with an integrated and unified society we can all help solve it.

Jennifer S. Slechta

Shrewsbury, N.J.

My African-American family has been middle class since the 1700s and deeply involved in the fight for black equality. You brilliantly describe what it feels like to make $150,000 a year, pay high taxes and yet have a white woman in a supermarket line who assumes you are on welfare turn to her husband and...

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