Our Faith in a "Culture of Poverty" Never Left

In her “‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback” for The New York Times (17 October 2010), Patricia Cohen declared: “Now, after decades of silence, these scholars are speaking openly about you-know-what [the ‘culture of poverty’], conceding that culture and persistent poverty are enmeshed.” While Cohen’s article accurately reflects a scholarly re-examination of claims that a […]