In this open letter to the African-American community, Future of Freedom Foundation president Jacob Hornberger patiently explains why the minimum wage is harmful to them, especially by keeping teens from acquiring important work experience. I particularly like his argument that wealthy white teens (and college students) often work for free because they gain valuable experience (even that experience is sometimes put to dubious purposes, such as becoming political consultants), so why should the law make it illegal for poor black kids to gain valuable work experience while earning a few dollars an hour.