A new look at race and poverty
Broadcast: Midmorning, 06/15/2009, 10:06 a.m.
For decades, academics and social commentators have argued over whether black poverty in America was the result of racism and other external factors, or cultural forces. In a new book, sociologist William Julius Wilson tries to reframe that debate.
- William Julius Wilson: Professor of sociology at Harvard University and author of "More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City."
- Michael Fauntroy: Assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University.