07 September, 2014

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 - NYTimes.com

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 - NYTimes.com:

creates opportunity and resiliency for middle-class white boys who make
mistakes; it is unforgiving of low-income black boys.

course, we need to promote personal responsibility. But there is plenty
of fault to go around, and too many whites are obsessed with
cultivating personal responsibility in the black community while
refusing to accept any responsibility themselves for a system that
manifestly does not provide equal opportunity.

Yes, young black men need to take personal responsibility. And so does white America.