Yolanda Pierce

Dr Yolanda Pierce is the Elmer G Homrighausen associate professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, and liaison with the Princeton University Centre for African American Studies

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Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:39am
Why Persecute the Poor for Being Poor?
I love to cook and was delighted when a friend requested a pan of my favourite dish. In search of my "secret ingredient", I rode to the grocery store in the air-conditioned comfort of my car, focused on my task, with not a thought that it is a luxury to have several grocery stories in my vicinity, a working vehicle that can take me to those stores, and the disposable income to spend on life's basic needs and a few wants. Like most middle-class Americans, a trip to the grocery story is an errand one takes for granted.
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