Ruthann Yellow Earring lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Eagle Butte. Kids call it “The  Dark side” due to lack of street lights , fights, drunks loitering in the streets and domestic abuse.

 

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"Included in this group [the underrclass] are individuals who lack training and skills and either experience long-term unemployment or are not members of the labor force, individuals who are engaged in street crime and other forms of aberrant behavior, and families that experience long-term spells of poverty and/or welfare dependency."

- The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by William Julius Wilson

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