Poverty Pimp: A pejorative term used in the U.S. to label a person or group; typically an elected official, activist, religious leader, social services agency or faith-based organization, which has appointed itself as an intermediary for the poor and the disenfranchised, but which unethically benefits either financially or politically from their position as a representative of a "victimized group." Such a person isn't truly interested in helping the people that he/she claims to represent, but is instead more interested in their own career(s).
Examples: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Obamacare.
Welfare agencies are often poverty pimps because if more minorities emancipated themselves from the welfare state, those who facilitate the welfare would be out of a job.
November 11, 2017