“Folks say that poor folks somehow created, or are otherwise responsible for the global economic crisis. …There was more than $20 trillion in asset value lost in the global economic crisis, in the U.S. alone. Poor folks don’t have $20 trillion to lose.

….Respectfully, this was a middle class and upper middle class crisis. More middle class white men received subprime loans than all minorities combined.”

John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the sole African-American bestselling business author in America, and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama.

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