Working in inner city communities among "the poor" makes one aware of the huge and widening gap that exists between people of privilege and people of disadvantage.
Clearly, we all love reading success stories of those relatively few individuals who make it across, who get out.
But success stories that are told because they are so exceptional, so unique, don't change the fundamentals of the reality. In fact, they prove it up by their very existence.
Check out what follows. One message here is certain: the challenges and the disparities will continue to grow worse.