In a previous post we talked about the Black-White Wealth Gap. In case you missed it there was an excellent video from Melissa Harris-Perry giving a very brief but effective overview of the some of the causes of the wealth gap and why blacks have been put at an unfair disadvantage. This post continues that discussion and explains in a little more detail why things are the way they are:
Why are there ghettos and why do so many blacks live there?
Why is black unemployment always twice the rate of white unemployment?
Why black youth graduation rates are so much lower than white youth?
Of course this post can not address all the reasons for our societal woes, but it is meant to give some insight into why the black community (and particularly black men) are at a disadvantage in 2011. When you know the history, pitfalls and traps of the system you can avoid them, survive and prosper.