The impact of education on poverty and crime amongst African Americans in the USA.

First broadcast:
17 October 2007

This clip could be used to illustrate socio-economic issues within the USA. In the clip, Alvin says "Poverty could decrease if people stopped being lazy." Encourage students to discuss their thoughts on this statement within their groups. Students could take down the statistics which show inequalities among African Americans and between African Americans and other social groups within the USA. They should research more recent statistics and trends to update the picture.