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There is already a diary on this here, but I wanted to provide a transcript because when I saw it live and it just made me sit up and stop what I was doing in my tracks.

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Melissa Harris-Perry: The Data now shows that in our current moment class mobility is very low. And this notion of saying [Quoting Romney] "I Deserve it" What do I deserve? I just feel like from the bottom, you have to say "I deserve the chance for upward mobility".

Guest1: Which is funded by public education.

Melissa: At the core.  

Guest2: Which is enabled by taking risks, and that was the big thing that was missing...

Melissa: What is riskier than being poor in America? Seriously? What in the world is Riskier than Bein Poor in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on the street corner. Where people have to figure out, where maybe it'll be  good school and maybe it won't. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No, there is huge  safety net that when you fail with catch you and catch you catch you Being Poor is what is Risky! We have to create a safety net for poor people and when we won't because they happen to look different from us, it's it the pervasive[sic] of ugliness.

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