For blacks in America the gap in neighborhood poverty has declined faster than segregation. This resulted primarily from narrowing differences between blacks and whites as opposed to narrowing differences between blacks and Hispanics or blacks and Asians.
Remember when gas station attendants dressed like this? They cleaned your windows, checked your oil, and filled your gas tank. A luxury for sure. It is amazing how well dressed he is too. When people dressed to look professional.
Remember reaching into a HUGE cooler the size of a chest freezer, and pulling out an Orange Crush drink that was dripping with ice cold water, and popping the bottle cap off with the built in bottle opener at the country store.
Prayer space idea: No link - photo explains. We've all seen for sale posters with the phone numbers at the bottom to tear off. Pinner hung this up outside office -- can't see who tears them off, but when one is missing say a prayer for whatever they took.