I taught inner city kids and lower socio-economic kids for over 10 years now... if you did you would see that a lot of the crap that people like you use as excuses is garbage. Education is an avenue out. People are there that care and genuinely want to help. There is a big picture and people like Sharpton don't teach them about it. They teach hate. They teach cycle's of poverty and how to blame others. It is pathetic. I would love to see these kids, at least a lot more of them, doing better and changing things but it is not happening...The lack of education is systematic and inflicted upon them. Look, the wonder is not that some blacks go insane and/or become criminals: The wonder is that some blacks, despite all the obstacles thrown in their way, rise up and somehow make it through. Whites cannot possibly understand what blacks have to go through just to get to an equivalent point in life as whites do. "Responsibility"...LOL...that word does not mean what you think it means.