A worker on the “kill floor” where slaughtering and dismemberment takes place in the Smithfield pork processing plant in Tar Heel, N.C. The jobs in this area are hot and bloody, and pay the top wage, $12 an hour, and are filled mainly by black men. This photo was part of the series entitled "How Race Is Lived in America", which won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2000.

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