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Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers
Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers

There is an old story about a political pollster who asked in a telephone survey, "What is the bigger problem in America today, ignorance or apathy?"  Just before slamming the phone down, one irritated respondent replied emphatically, "I don't know and I don’t care." That same level of disregard characterizes how many Americans feel about the high rate of homicide in black communities. They don’t know exactly why it is so, nor do they really care.  Criminologists have long known and indeed cared about the black homicide problem, a concern shared and skillfully illuminated by Jill Leovy in "Ghettoside" within the context of homicide...

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