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( This paper was never published. Some 12 years old, still worth reading and give consideration. It is reproduced here to anyone's curio...

Monday, May 11, 2015

Of black and white

The Economist this week publishes an article on "What a dead white man can teach America about inner-city decay"
In Twitter anounces that the median white American family in 2013 had net assets of $142,000, while the median black family reaches only $11,000 http://econ.st/1IvoRT0 
Then there is Sociology: family composition, school performance, or whatever. The anthropologist on me is ready to understand multifactorial origins in any social situation. But even without considering the saying "It's the economy, stupid!" I see no way to circumvent realities: no money, no dice...
Poverty kills. By starvation, by inanity, by lack of education... or by gunshots from a variety of origins, police included.
When I first visited Washington DC in June 1968, the National Guard was patrolling the area behind the Capitol and I could not reach the hospital where a friend of mine was working. That was the "Burn, baby, burn" first season. Almost half a century later things have not changed much.
Sad, very sad


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