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With limited opportunities, the American dream isn't for black millennials

What I learned from talking to more than 70 of my peers - and trying to buy a house.

Reniqua Allen | NYT 

When I was younger, I wanted to be like Khadijah James when I grew up. She had a really “black”-sounding name like mine, ran her own magazine business, was not too girlie, remained down for the people, achieved what she wanted, was loyal to her friends and had a fine man. She was also fictional. But that just made it better: The actress who played her on “Living Single,” Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, was from New Jersey — just like me. Today I laugh at my early-90s notion of making it. Yet, at its core, it never really changed. My American ...

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 10:43 IST
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