And the most segregated and income disparate cities today have been run by Democrats for decades. Positive economic effects doesn't mean positive effects on the family, which is the biggest predictor for generational poverty. Single-parent families are the biggest predictor of generational poverty. Of all the factors most predictive of economic mobility in America, one factor clearly stands out in their study: family structure. By their reckoning, when it comes to mobility, “the strongest and most robust predictor is the fraction of children with single parents.” http://www.slate.com/articles/doubl...and_of_opportunity_finds_broken_families.htmlIf privilege is only parents who stay together, how is that beyond blacks? And we use general labels based on readily apparent characteristics. Or do you go ask every black person if they consider themselves "African-American"? I wouldn't advise trying that in some neighborhoods. "African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans"How is that hard to understand? Here's some more: African-American : an American of African and especially of black African descent African American a black American of African descent. And? Well, Russia isn't in Europe. And I don't remember anyone having any problem being called "white". But there are communities which pride themselves on being German-American, etc.. Is it as unusual as you seem to think?