Obama Heads the Right Way on Poverty, Jobs

Scholar William Julius Wilson tells us what it will take for more blacks and the poor to have jobs.

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I suggest such legislation with few illusions that it can be achieved without facing stern political opposition, given that Republicans control the House of Representatives, but with the hope that it will indeed receive serious consideration by members of Congress and the American public in the future, perhaps during President Obama's second term of office. 

William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

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