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Do You Know Anybody Who Lives On Minimum Wage? Here Are A Few People You Won’t Forget.

Forget what the talking heads say in the media. Folks who work for minimum wage are from all walks of life, all ages, all parts of our society. But they're some of the most at-risk people because they make just enough to fall through the few safety nets that still remain, and yet they don't make enough to survive. Here are just a few of their faces.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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