Three simple rules to join the middle class: finish high school, get a full-time job, don't get married or have kids before 21.
Only 2% of Americans who meet these specifications are in poverty, regardless of their race, religion, or gender. The narrative pushed by the regressive left is that this is a nation of prejudice which favors white skin over black skin, Christians over Muslims, and men over women. However, these statistics speak for themselves. America is a meritocracy, and success is possible for anyone willing to work for it.