My city has all of two public high schools, we have three middle schools, and half a dozen elementary schools. There is no real disparity from one to the next. It has nothing to do with lack of education or opportunity here. It all boils down to willful ignorance and poor life choices. Easier to buy into the glitz of the bullshit you see in music videos and shit. Seriously? Most of the friends I've got under the age of 35 are just flat out fucking morons. Playing at being gangsters while they make peanuts selling fucking dime bags. Throwing second hand 22's on rusted out hoopties instead of paying their rent. Most I've known my entire life, and the majority didn't exactly grow up wanting for much. On the other hand, the older crowd I run with has been there and done that. Worked their asses off and EDUCATED themselves. You don't look them in the eye and see a vacancy. They got the fuck outta shit as soon as they were able. Sorry dude. But race has no bearing on how you carry yourself, what you make of yourself, or how you interact with the world at large. That's all on you. Stupid and lazy are colorblind.