This was posted once, but it seems to have disappeared, so here it is again.
It’s futile, and misleading, to attempt to separate race from SES because there’s a direct correlation between SES and race. What this means is that if a social pathology correlates closely with SES, it ALSO correlates closely with race. Our “news” media clearly missed their opportunity in 2007 when New Orleans reached a RECORD high (even for the US) murder rate of 94.7 murders per 100,000 population:
Is New Orleans crippled with poverty? No, it was one of the nicest cities in the South before the Blacks became a majority there. The FBI reports that, nationwide, black male youths are murdered at the rate of, and commit murder at the rate of, 400 per 100,000, per year. If such a rate were to sustain itself over 60 years, 24% of them would have been murdered.