Saturday, April 9, 2016

Boots Riley explains why class trumps race, plus some "place not race" links

From Black culture isn't the problem - systemic inequality is | Boots Riley:
When black neighborhoods are compared with white neighborhoods of similar income levels, you see similar rates of crime. The fallacy of comparing white neighborhoods with black neighborhoods is in lumping together together wealthy and upper-middle-class neighborhoods (categories that not many black folks are in) with middle- and low-income ones. But that’s not how the world works. Poor white people in Memphis aren’t kicking it with rich ones in Bel Air.
To illustrate his point, he linked to Extremely Disadvantaged Neighborhoods and Urban Crime.


In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters - "Regions with larger black populations had lower upward-mobility rates. But the researchers’ analysis suggested that this was not primarily because of their race. Both white and black residents of Atlanta have low upward mobility, for instance."

Equality of Opportunity: "We find that every year of exposure to a better environment improves a child’s chances of success, both in a national quasi-experimental study of five million families and in a re-analysis of the Moving to Opportunity Experiment."