Franky, I suspect nothing is going to change until we stop the bullshitting "War on Drugs" and stop over-imprisoning people of color. And stop giving anyone with a criminal record a civil death. Everything else is completely academic. Uncle OBAMA! doesn't care enough to tackle the issue in any significant way. So sophie is ultimately right, we need to remove all barriers and pull a Brave New World on these people and let them sink or swim... they've got to collectively grow up.
BTW, I've known many fine and upstanding black families and have had my share of run ins with the scumbag element. Ultimately, this is a socio-economic issue completely exacerbated by the lowest caste among that category. it's not a skin color issue at all.
it is definitely not
, poor trash is poor trash not because of skin color, or any of the peripheral cultural preferences like music or clothing choices, poor trash has common underlying socio economic conditions, belief systems and oppression by corrupt practices (War on Drugs, poor education. entitlement mentality and the systems that breed it... etc) that keep them trapped in that condition, thats why smart people the world over can escape from ghettos, barrios, trailer parks, and shit-hole countries... and the ones who cant see past the trap don't escape, cant better themselves, or don't take action to eliminate the corruption in their shit hole, or if they do take over are just as bad as their predecessor if not worse...
(or in the case of modern American immigration, are trying to bring their shit-hole with them when they leave)
In the U.S. the poorest black people are found in the urban ghettos, while the poorest white people are found out in the country.
Since our media is basically urban-centric in everything it does, it's no surprise that we hear less about white poverty than we do black poverty. The media would have to leave the cities to cover the white poverty story.
Note, too, that most of the prisons are away from the cities as well, which I think makes them more invisible to the average city dwelling media person.
If the media wanted to, it could spin almost any narrative involving disadvantaged people being mistreated by the institutions in our society.
White People: White Trash Lives Matter
Native Americans: Drunk Hopeless Native American Lives Matter
Hispanics: Mexican Day Laborers' Lives Matter
Working Class Irish: No Talent Markie Mark Knockoff Lives Matter
North Dakotan Poor: Funny Talkin' Fargo
-esque Meth Head Lives Matter