This article is published behind a paywall in a "peer-reviewed" journal. It's actually a racist rant against which all who care about academic standards should protest. #BlackInTheIvory
I'll post it in full, page by page, in this thread. It's vile. 1/
"Many experts .. thought that 'social barriers' of some impersonal kind were preventing [poor] adults from working— such as racial bias, absence of skills or child care, and so on. But no such clear impediment has been found." [unreferenced] 3/
"Today, the seriously poor are mostly blacks and Hispanics, and the main reason is cultural difference. The great fact is that these groups did not come from Europe." [unreferenced]
"They ... must take much more responsibility for themselves" [unreferenced] 4/
"For immigrants who have just escaped Third World hardships for affluent America, life is already much improved. Why attempt more?" [unreferenced]
"...female-headed families" = "problem" [unreferenced] 5/
"the black middle class....display the same temperament as most whites." [unreferenced]
"Dependent people must finally take charge of
their own fate rather than waiting more passively for outward
*Whatever else this is, it's not academic writing* /End
PS (highlighted in pink on previous screen shot):
"Publisher’s Note: Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations."
That is the most blatant statement of moral cowardice I've ever seen from a publisher.
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