As a former inner-city teacher, I can tell you that "things" will never change in these so-called communities. Communities change when people change, and I don't ever see that happening. Hey, to go from womb to tomb without ever having to secure a job or take on personal responsibility for your life, seems to work very well for millions of urban folk. Now we have a President who views these perennial slums as positive examples of American life. Go figure!