Never mind the fact that merely 6% of all risky loans were given to minorities. It sounds so much better to say the gubbment was forced at gunpoint to hand these shifty, lazy Negroes keys to a duplex, for fear of otherwise being tabbed as racist. As if the GOP was ever concerned about being accused of racism. Also never mind the fact that the Republican who presided over this nonsense was the main dude claiming that minority home ownership reaching all-time high levels in the mid 2000′s was proof of his commitment to leveling the soft bigotry of low expectations. Thats right, when youre writing revisionist history, you can have it both ways. Those are the rules. The next portrayal of blacks as victims of circumstance I see at the hands of the MSM will be the first. Im not holding my breath, because that would be pointless. A similar Diane Sawyer expose about poor minorities in Camden, NJ a few years ago was pockmarked with the typical violent, babypoppin, lazy gubbment leachers nonsense. And lest anyone get it confused: inner-city poverty is hardly an exclusively black thang. If youve been to Fishtown in Philly, or any random backstreet from B-More or Beantown, youll know exactly what I mean. You can attempt to marginalize it to your liking, but white poverty isnt just some epidemic confined to a handfulla folks up in dem dar hills. Lets change that tired narrative for once and for all, please. Just so nobody gets it confused, Im emphatically not saying black folks dont need to claim personal responsibility for their own destiny. Of course I agree with that, this blog more or less says so everyday! The problem is, when that very same set of expectations isnt extended to poor whites, weve got a really big disconnect. And I dont know bout yall, but I smell a Grand Hu$tle here.