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They remain in that cycle because of slavery. They were held down and degraded for generation after generation. You'd know better then I, but thats gotta be hard to break out of. i personally see signs of it happening, but I also think there is a long way to go.
I know that African americans had alot more to deal with. It's not color it's history, but I do think we did a further disservice by allowing segregation, actually encouraging it. This may sound far fetched but I saw so many older people and disabled people just sort of give up when they were put into special housing units. I think it increases their isolation. I'm sure the thought was they were doing them a favor, keeping them comfortable with their own kind, easier to give services to. But I also wonder how much of it is to get them out of sight, for the comfort of other people.