William Julius Wilson’s The Truly Disadvantaged represents the debate of the last 10 to 20 years about race, poverty, and public policy. Part of Wilson’s rationale for the book is the belief that conservative policy analysts and ideologues have gained the upper hand in presenting their case about black urban poverty. He hopes to provide a framework of liberal analysis that will allow a better understanding of the causes of the intensifying black poverty.
"Book Review: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, The Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 2:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol2/iss3/6