Lets have a discussion on hypothetical here. Lets say Robin Hood went into the ghettos of Chicago, LA, NY, Miami and Atlanta. In each ghetto, he took 200 random males, age 18, from the worst parts of each ghetto. EACH male was offered the following choice: Choice A: You get a $40,000, 4-year all expenses scholarship to the State University of your choice. Full tuition paid. Room and board paid. $100 a week for food and entertainment, adequate for college kid. Basically, a 4 year college education, free of charge, no money out of pocket. However, you can ONLY spend that money on the above and must graduate to recieve full benefits. Choice B: You get a brand new $30,000 Lexus, with 22-inch rims, sound system, custom interior. $5,000 Flat screen TV. $5,000 shopping spree for clothing from any designer of your choice. Choice C: A $40,000 investment into your rap career. We'll pay you $5,000 a month for the next 6 months, and $10,000 for supplies, and give you full access to a recording studio to make your rap CD. In 6 months, no more money, roll the dice with your rap career's 1st CD cut, unsigned, no guaranteed record deal, just do what you can for 6 months to make best CD possible. Choice D: We will guarantee you a job for the next 40 years, until you retire, making $40,000 a year with full benefits. So long as you perform your duties, on time, do solid work and be a reliable employee, you will be guaranteed this job for the next 40 years until you retire. Full benefits. The work will be hard. You will be expected to perform your job well, but it is a job you will be trained well to do. Monday-Friday. 8-5pm. Start immediately. What choices do you think will have the highest %'s chosen? NOW.....take another 200 random males.....but not from the ghettos. From suburbs. From suburbs near military bases. With kids raised by military families. Their choices? Or, take 200 random males from the country. Rural areas of Utah, North Dakota, Texas, Wyoming. What choices would they make most? I think we'll get to the root of many "race" issues with this question, and the simple solution that so many people are too lazy and pathetic to accept: Raising your kids right.