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A 1964 study of black America -- still relevant

Whites might see racism, but don't necessarily feel

Whites might see racism, but don't necessarily feel it. Credit: iStock

Although it was released half a century ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan's study "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" remains relevant and just as controversial.

Moynihan, who later became a U. S. senator from New York, was working at the Department of Labor when he used social science data to connect the lack of economic equality for blacks with the decline of the nuclear family. The problem persists because we are still arguing over the root of black poverty. It's time to move on to new solutions.

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