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JUL 25, 2013 - American Spectator

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Wanted: An Urban Black Middle Class

Recently I attended a dialogue on race relations at St. Louis University’s School of Medicine. St. Louis, it should be noted, is a city split roughly fifty-fifty between blacks and whites. One speaker, an African-American criminal justice professor, began his remarks with something of a confession: I tell young black city kids to stay in school, to go to college. It’s the only way to get out of the ’hood. But that is the wrong message. If we encourage all the educated, successful African Americans to leave the city, who is left? Though middle-class black flight has been a major urban ... Read More

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