BOAZ, many of your retorts carry a tone of resentment about being black. You may not wish to project yourself that way, but it often suggests you feel that way. I can't bring myself to believe that most black people wish to live off government handouts. I think most people who grow up in projects see no hope of getting out. I think everyone wants to make more money than the government offers. One problem is when a black male gets educated they leave the hood, young males are not seeing the results of an education. The only people they see making money, are the gang leaders. Stop blaming liberals, it is as you say, a lack of leadership. By constantly blaming liberals, it's the same as blaming whites. You are just using a different word.