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Unformatted text preview: May 20, 2011 Continued Sugrue. Lets complicate him. Is it racial discrimination? Or are the jobs just harder? When Work Disappears- William Julius Wilson Wilson disagrees with sociological accounts that overemphasize the role of contemporary racism. He says racism wasnt the only thing. According to him, such accounts tend to portray the urban poor as either victims or heroes, when in reality it is much more complex. On the other hand, Wilson disagrees with sociological accounts that stress the pathologies of black culture or the importance of genetic differences or the perverse incentives of government welfare policy (disagrees with Murray-genetics and government welfare). He says the AFQT is a measure of achievement, not of aptitude/what youre born with. He also says its inaccurate since it is taken so late in childhood. It would be more accurate earlier in life. The key to understanding the rise of ghetto poverty requires us to look closely at the most basic economic resource in the United...
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