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Ronald Mincy (Social Work)

Study reveals plight of African-American males.

In his book Black Males Left Behind, Professor Ronald Mincy sheds light on how the broad economic gains of the 1990s failed to reach black men, especially in urban areas. They lag at the bottom of nearly every measure of social engagement that sociologists measure. Undereducated and without jobs that pay meaningful wages, many are unable to support their families, which they often abandon. Their children grow up without the benefit of a father, thus, at least for this demographic, continuing the cycle of poverty.
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