Unfortunately, educational success is directly linked to the quality of the local schools available. You have the odd child who may be naturally gifted, if they can avoid the pitfalls of High School life then they may go one to achieve great things and get a scholarship.<quoted text>
I agree that all races can fall in this category.
Intentionally skipping over reasons for socialism
As far as opportunities with university goes.. Well we have a good model in my house. I encourage and empower my children to do the best they can with their education. This leads to scholarships. Sure education is expensive but if your child is motivated and understands the importance those costs can be greatly reduced. If you are a thug in HS or just dont care then sure you either wont go or it will be out of your reach. Many states and cities also have programs that benefit the children living near them.
I am working class. I work 50 hours a week in the IT support field. I have 3 children at home and I provide our necessities as well as limited luxuries. Based upon the advice I have heard from multiple financial planners I will not be going into debt for the sake of my children's education. They will need to work or incur their own debt. Luckily for us Purdue has a satellite campus nearby that offers wonderful opportunities.
But the reality is that bad schools create bad students which creates ill adjusted adults. This then leads to what Merton called 'anomie'.
The process by which a child/adult feels they can't achieve success through accepted channels (school, hard work, sport, scholarship) and so endeavour to achieve success through unacceptable means (drug, robbery, fraud).
This is called counter-culture and is a better way to describe what you called sub-culture.
Counter culture has created more Black millionaires in America than the accepted channels (barring sports). Just look at the HipHop movement. A bunch of thugs touting weapons and glorifying crime have made millions. And in turn they can offer a chance to other young Black males that the system has not been able to.
Black counter culture in the USA has even been exported to Europe and all around the world. You may see it as destructive - but it is something that marginalised/disenfranchised black youths in America have done by and for themselves. And now even white working class disenfranchised youths can reap the benefits (just look at Eminem).
Sorry for the long post - but it isn't as easy as 'they're all lazy'.
Something needs to be done to redress the balance between the haves and have-nots. But that isn't in the Capitalist model's best interest