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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1442
AUTHOR: Calvin Marshall Trillin (1935–)
QUOTATION: The poor in Resurrection City have come to Washington to show that the poor in America are sick, dirty, disorganized, and powerless—and they are criticized daily for being sick, dirty, disorganized, and powerless.
ATTRIBUTION: CALVIN TRILLIN, “U.S. Journal: Resurrection City,” The New Yorker, June 15, 1968, p. 71.