If you finish high school and keep a job without having children before marriage, you will almost certainly not be poor. Period. I have repeatedly felt the air go out of the room upon putting this to black audiences. No one of any political stripe can deny it. It is human truth on view. In 2004, the poverty rate among blacks who followed that formula was less than 6 percent, as opposed to the overall rate of 24.7 percentIQ is not the problem. Patience/ability to defer gratification/culture is.
The virtue of excellence
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The line from Amy Wax that I referenced yesterday is particularly interesting: