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Its time to honour and reward people who work hard and play by the rulesNo one who works full time and has children should be poor any more --Bill Clinton and Al Gore Putting People First 1992 Obviously to this day the issue has not been attended to satisfactorily as shown by Katherine Newmans book - No Shame in my Game The study is about examining the experience of the people living in Harlem - in a world that is vastly different from ours compared to societys customary notions regarding them These people are visible even if the others choose not to acknowledge them This research was conducted in Harlem New York City from 1993 to about 1995 However this time period does not include the 1989 cab ride the author rode in during which she experienced a sudden rush of epiphany about Spanish and African American neighbourhoods in the central and west Harlem From then on until she started her field research took a total of four years Katherine Newmans field research led her to study the invisible poor 39 otherwise known as the working poor in the urban city She concluded that several factors of inequality such as age race ethnicity gender and education led to their obstruction in failing to rise above the poverty line Such social inequalities are at the forefront of the differences in the lives of people in Harlem compared to rest of the city the barriers between these social groups the obstacles they encounter in life with respect to work friends family loved ones and how to overcome the stereotyping These issues encompass the concerns the author wishes to address By doing so this book helps to reshape the image of the city - especially Harlem - and serves as a stepping stone for a better understanding of the working poor To grasp the true nature of Katherine Newmans meaning of the invisible poor you have to
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