There will always be rich and poor, dumb and intelligent. The reason why middle class BLACKS and whites stand a higher chance of getting into an elite college is because they are born to more intelligent parents. So they go to better schools, live in better environments because their intelligent parents have skills that gains them a good pay check and nice life.<quoted text>
The American Dream, except perhaps as envisioned by Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., is an illusion. And a somewhat unimaginative (and often) vulgar illusion at that. In fact, tens of millions of Americans ARE too poor to establish a savings account. And if you think that even those who can put aside such a modest savings can thereby afford higher education, especially at an elite school, then you're out of touch with reality. For one thing that's not enough money given the exorbitant expenses of education. And someone who is able to put aside a modest savings most likely has a modest standard of living wherein one often faces financial emergencies (e.g. sickness, unemployment) which quickly wipe out those savings.
Indeed, higher education for the MASSES (initially white masses) only became possible with the GI Bill after World War 2. As for cars and such, the very poor cannot afford them, I was not able to afford a car until I began my academic profession. That is, after I'd moved from poverty to the middle class life of the professional intelligentsia.
As for you claim that whoever is poor should not have children, that is mainly a right wing bourgeois prejudice which, as Dr. King pointed out, reveals a twisted value system which values things above persons, and measures the worth of persons--of human life-by the size of one's wallet. I am committed to overthrowing the entire social order which generates such poisonous values. And I am glad that my impoverished parents didn't assume that they had no right to bear children.
Instread, I argue that s society as wealthy as the USA, or the Uk, is guilty of crimes against humanity by allowing--even creating--such poverty to begin with. And it is doubly guilty for demonizing the people whom this system has impoverished.
The poor gave us spirituals, blues, jazz, soul and yes, hip hop. From theo poor we were gifted with Fannie Lou Hamer, malcolm X, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and those who do most of the world's creating wealth for an elite who despises.
In short, not only to our interpretation of social reality differ; but values by which you and I evaluate reality are radically different.
The problem with Blacks, is that there is a lot of abuse, physical and emotional in black families. This behaviour hold back highly intelligent black children born into these abusive families. There are many highly intelligent BM and women living in projects or doing low grade jobs, simply because they were raised by abusive parents who beat down their self esteem and robbed these people of maximising their potential.
There are many blacks who should be living wealthy respected middle class lives, who are rotting in ghettos because they received appalling parenting and now have mental and emotional issues.
opening a savings plan and not raiding it to buy a new party dress or a bag of weed is the easy part... raising a self confident, happy child is the hard part.