Cultural factors bigger than economic ones, scholars say
Suicide comes from federal government largesse "saying you are not worth anything but you are going to get something for nothing."
True, though improving since the '90s
Says "by 4th grade, 86 percent of African-American boys and 82 percent (of) Hispanic boys are reading below proficiency levels."
Correct for black youth, mixed data for Latinos
"Fewer black and Latino men participate in the labor force, compared to young white men."
Federal data generally backs him up
"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."
From 2005 to 2009
"Over the last four years, 53 percent of black wealth has just disappeared."
Racial, ethnic differences persist
The Latino unemployment rate is higher than the white rate and the black rate is higher than the Latino rate.
No one "said" a word, but Fox websites wrote a few
Shirley Sherrod "was forced to resign before anybody on Fox said a word about this."
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