No, the black family unit failed their kids. With the absence of a father figure for 72% of all black newborns, there is no sense of family...no experience seeing a father go off to work each day to support his family. The matriarch evidently does not drive home and support the value of working hard in school and the advantages it brings down the road. They simply don’t invest in themselves. They grow up in an environment where they think everyone owes them something rather than putting forth the effort to improve themselves. Unfortunately, their long run planning horizon seems to be a few days rather than years. True, there are many exceptions to all of this, but until I see the black leaders point to their own house and say: “We have a problem and it is us” instead of playing the I’m-a-victim card all the time, I see no way for them to improve their lot in life.