The following article demonstrates the flaw in argument that conservatives are more likely to be racist than liberals. Clearly the Southern States are more conservative than other parts of the country and yet minorities have better opportunities there. Why is that? Conservative values are about giving a hand up not a hand out. Conservatives care just as much for the poor as liberals do, the difference is they want to teach a man to fish so he can feed himself for life, not just give him a fish for today.The Washington think tank found the "opportunity gap" that separates blacks and Latinos from whites is greatest in the Midwest and Northeast. The study was based on five factors: residential segregation, neighborhood affluence, public school quality, share of employment and share of homeownership. "The story of both opportunity and challenges in the U.S.varies widely from one metropolitan area to another," says Margery Turner, the Institute's vice president for research, who conducted the study. "Many blacks and Latinos are overcoming barriers. There are many success stories. … But gaps remain, and they are significant."
By Marisol Bello, USA TODAYAfrican Americans and Latinos are more likely to have jobs, live in better-off neighborhoods and attend better-performing schools in small to medium-size metropolitan areas in the South and West, according to a report out today from the Urban Institute.
- By Nam Y. Huh, APChicago ranked as a top metro area where the gap between blacks and whites is widest, according to Washington think tank Urban Institute.
By Nam Y. Huh, AP Chicago ranked as a top metro area where the gap between blacks and whites is widest, according to Washington think tank Urban Institute.