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Also Thomas M. Shapiro's The Hidden Cost of Being African American: 
How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality (Oxford UP, 2004).

At 10:31 AM -0700 7/25/07, Michael H Goldhaber wrote:
>Parenthetically, I don't believe we erase the "culture of poverty" 
>by telling the poor they could spend their  money or time more 
>wisely. They have to have easy opportunities, and maybe a lot of 
>hand-holding. I think Sennett and Cobb's 1970's book "Hidden 
>Injuries of Class" is worth recalling in this regard.