Any self appointed minority leader, who extols the perpetual poorness of their ethnicity, yet is quite well off stemming from their efforts. Usually a Reverend of some unknown church. Marches at the drop of a hat to mug for the cameras.
Uses White guilt to gain credibilty, money, and influence.
Are usually racists themselves.
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are flaming Poverty Pimps.
by J Sin June 22, 2006
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Any social worker, do-gooder, social service agency, or faith-based organization who comes into a hood not their own and plays at being the savior to folks that don't need savin. Expects said folks, most often minorities, to be grateful and happy and do all that is recommended. Poverty pimps do this in place of supporting real community organizing of the people who live in these communities to solve their own issues. Poverty pimps often directly benefit financially from pretending at saving people and communities, usually based on their job. Most often interested in keeping people from dying, but not succeeding.
The man on the street corner walked up to the white, older social worker who came from a rich neighborhood and was slumming in the hood and called her a poverty pimp.
by Tellin it how it is August 20, 2010
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Activists for the disabled are also poverty pimps by:
saying, "We will not support that," to some career moves (career conflicts with some "moral/ethical" quandary), have been known to be incapable of landing even one of their charges in a fast food joint job over a span of more than two decades, often let their disabled charges sit on their asses for eight hours a day in a workshop waiting for craft work to do for a pittance. When there is none, they do not have to search for real paid jobs (not that they would get them as we can imagine the disaster the craft work would do to their "résumés") are usually headed by limousine liberals who expect their charges to use public transportation to get around in counties where everyone knows that almost everyone who can see HAS to possess and drive his or her own vehicle just to obtain employment. To sum up the first four points, even in allegedly disabled American friendly states such as New York, the disabled are expected to know a socioeconomic place that is often below to less than three times the poverty level, even when the disability can be medicated and concealed through the medication. No attempt is made to gauge the severity of an individual's disability, every attempt is made to force the disabled individual into impoverished submission.
Disability activist poverty pimps are in some ways worse than intraracial poverty pimps in that the former are bottom feeders and the latter are preying on their own racial kind.
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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.
by Jfume November 11, 2017
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A pawn shop owner, typically one who offers pennies on the dollar for goods, knowing full well that the seller has no other recourse.
The chick running the pawn shop offers $0.50 per DVD. You got $2 for your special edition Lord of the Rings box set from the Poverty Pimp!
by Horseshit Harry February 23, 2016
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