The only thing in the world riskier then being poor in America, is being poor anywhere else. MSNBC Host Snaps in Heated Segment: What in the World Is Riskier Than Being a Poor Person in America? MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry: What is Riskier Than Being a Poor Person in America? | Video | TheBlaze.com What is riskier than living poor in America? Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it wont. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No! Being poor is what is risky!