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“The truth is that most kids on the corner aren’t making big money … The kid on the streets is getting a shot at a dream.
“The dream is that he will be the one to make this hustling [drugs] thing pay off in a big way … They’re working because they think they’re due for a miracle.
“The kid in McDonald’s gets a check and that’s it. There’s no dream in fast food… At that time, [to me] it seemed like an act of surrender to a world that hated us.
“Manager? That’s a promotion, not a dream.
“It took me a long time to realize how much courage it took to work at McDonald’s.”
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