I do. I think there is a lot of people in the 'underclass' who make conscious choices that will keep themselves, and often extended family, there. White, black, Hispanic, Native American, etc. There is laziness, drug abuse, alcoholism, crime and YES - a satisfaction with letting Big Brother take care of you. I've got all these things in my own family. I also have had ample opportunities to see it up close throughout my life. I've also seen the opposite. People and families who "have no business" defeating diseases, conditions, environment and lack - rise up and overcome the obstacles to build succesful relationships, families, businesses and to try to give back.
Our world, the black mans world, El Mundo - whatever - does not have to be defined by what happens to you, or your ancestors, or your extended family, or even your kids. It is defined by how YOU react, the Individual, and the steps YOU take to improve and move forward.