The Color of Water

Ruth made a a statment about "a different kind of poor" to what is she referring to? chapter 9

chapter 9 , the 8th or 9th paragraph

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Ruth is talking about Francis, a girl that she met at school. Francis was a different kind of poor, "back then it was a different kind of poor. A better kind of poor, but poor just the same. What I mean by that is you didn't need money as much, but you didn't have any neither." So, Francis never starved or really went without necessities but still had very little money.