Delray teen surprises city commission with rap about inequality

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A trek along Atlantic Avenue from the low-income west to the posh east inspired a 17-year-old to break into a surprising rap about inequality during a Delray Beach commission meeting Wednesday evening.

“The affluent society don’t see what I see,” rapped Jackson Destine, a senior at Delray’s Atlantic High School. “The affluent society don’t know about the poverty. They focus on downtown. What about the poor families? What about the homeless people sleeping on the concrete?”

The 3-minute performance was met with a roar of applause from the crowded commission chambers.

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