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February 10, 2012
Sure, we hear of an occasional winner come out of the ghetto. Movie stars, athletes, business people, we know their stories, but they are the very rare exception. For the most part, losers raise losers. Somehow we’ve got to get to these families and teach them how to respect education. Till then, nothing will change.
Hartford Courant cartoonist Bob Englehart • Speaking in a now-removed blog post on the Courant’s site (cached version here) which blamed “dysfunctional inner-city poor minority families” for the problems that inner-city children face. “Losers raise losers” in particular raised the ire of New Haven’s mayor and school district superintendent, who wrote a harshly-worded letter to the Courant in response to Englehart’s blog post.
12:18 // 2 years ago