One Charlotte Woman’s Struggle With the ‘Getting Ahead’ Myth

For generations, economists, pundits, and holders of public office have told the poor that pulling themselves out of poverty was just a matter of acquiring the right skills, making the right choices, and having the right attitude. In a city where getting ahead is practically a religion, Cheryl Potts has done a lot right—and she hasn’t gotten far March 25, 2020 Cheryl Potts with her niece Jameelah.

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