I don't want to focus on politics, but these numbers are incredible:
"...Of Chicagoans who are 20 to 24 years old, more than 26 percent are out of work and out of school. When the statistics are refined to focus on young blacks and Hispanics, they only get worse.
An incredible 45 percent of black men in Chicago aged 20 to 24 are out of work and out of school. That is not a condition that should be ignored."
Wow. What a deadweight loss to society at exactly the time that we need to be churning out engineers, biotechnicians, doctors, and MBAs. Education needs to be put on the agenda - not bullshit claptrap faith-based education, but hardcore math, life science, and economics. Hmm, sounds suspiciously like the educational competences China and India have been working so hard to build for the last few decades.
Ok, maybe we don't need any more MBAs :)