Black people account for less than a third of welfare recipients. Black parents are more involved in their kids homework than any other racial demographic. There are 600,000 more black men in college than in prison. There has been huge progress in degree attainment since the 1970s. The level of community service in the black community is much higher than in comparable communities. The book Black Stats writes up the persistent myths we carry around, both liberals and conservatives, that make our public discourse so counter-productive.