P. Kersey, You just cannot clump a whole group of people into a box....Do the people of Appalachia compare to the. folks of Manhattan? No, you cannot compare them, just as you cannot compare folks in the ghetto with the folks in Brooklyn.... Many, many people get out of the ghettos and go forward in life... Many do not...That's life... Education is the key... After school programs, art programs, music and sports programs...better schools..better teachers...NOT cutting back on education programs..