What you talk about are consequences. My middle class parents, via their mental illnesses, became indigent, thereby producing these horrible delinquent children you describe. I watched how one generation of poverty was sufficient to take five children who scored in the top 3% in the state on Iowa Basic Skills Test and make them school dropouts, felons, and suicidal teens. People do not realize what poverty does to a family. They think they know, but they don’t. If it could happen to a white family with intellectual capital, I wonder how people with fewer resources ever escape poverty.