Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Section 8 Vouchers and Black Underclass Crime

I'm usually up on the black politics of crime and the underclass, so I'm intrigued with the Atlantic's new piece, "American Murder Mystery," on the relationship between anti-poverty policies - especially the Section 8 housing subsidy - and black inner-city crime.

I'm going to take a good look at the article now, which is written by
Hanna Rosin. In the meanwhile, Rod Dreher has this:

From the Rosin story, it seems that the neighborhoods that really suffer are those in which working people (of whatever race) are struggling to keep things together, but get overwhelmed by the inner-city poverty culture that some of these Section 8 voucher folks bring with them.

I don't think that's going to go over well with the Obamaniacs!

Here's Rosin's

Note: Memphis, the location for the story, is 61 percent black American.