Black Youth Still Disconnected from American Mainstream Sociologist Orlando Patterson argues that cultural rather than socioeconomic factors have caused millions of black youth to remain disconnected from America's mainstream.
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Black Youth Still Disconnected from American Mainstream

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Black Youth Still Disconnected from American Mainstream

Black Youth Still Disconnected from American Mainstream

Black Youth Still Disconnected from American Mainstream

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Sociologist Orlando Patterson argues that cultural rather than socioeconomic factors have caused millions of black youth to remain disconnected from America's mainstream.

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Orlando Patterson, op-ed appeared in Sunday's New York Times, professor of sociology at Harvard University