In yesterday's column, Bob Herbert discussed the lack of progress of black young men. He recognized that discrimination is part of the cause. His conclusion was that the black young men should work harder to overcome obstacles.
Reminds me of the advice Jewish mothers would give to their young sons: "Work twice as hard and expect to accomplish half as much." It was good advice. As employers began to realize that Jewish employees were exceptionally good contributors because of their work ethic, discrimination began to fade.