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Blacks suffer from economic crackup

F. Scott Fitzgerald surmised in his essay, The Crack-Up, that it takes great acumen to hold in the mind contrasting truths and still be able to function.

For the black community, one truth is that our middle class is growing, and our children are attending college in record numbers.

Another truth is that despite this progress, too many blacks remain unemployed or underemployed. Too many do not save or invest. Too many buy luxuries they cannot afford.

The result: a continuing economic crackup in the black community.