It's not that I think rural folks have family values, and city folks don't. There's some bad areas in rural settings, and there's some inner city folks with strong values. However, folks tend to be further apart in rural settings like the one my husband grew up in, and so the threat of crime is not as high. Also, there aren't the gangs (at least not back in my husband's day), nor the fear of police. I meant being white makes it easier to break out of poverty. It never ceased to amaze me how well-to-do whites, when just sitting around conversing, can say the most racist things. I've never understood that kind of racism. But, in IT anyway, it has made it harder for blacks to get a job, even if they've done everything right.
Just wanted to clarify some earlier statements, lest they be misunderstood.