Two solutions to urban poverty have been offered recently. These are somewhat simplistic but possible.
The first tells young black males to go to work. The second tells single mothers to get married.
Some of the major sources of income in the inner city are illegal. Selling drugs can provide a sizable income, large enough to flaunt.
Because of our profitable prison industrial-complex, large numbers of young black people are in prison for nonviolent crimes.
Young, single people from the middle class could move to the inner-city. It is possible there are other solutions.
William J. Curtis