A lot of the things that hold minorities down is cultural. How do you change that? How do you get a whole generation of people to accept that their methods are never going to be accepted by the establishment, and that they need to change so they can be accepted into the establishment which has all the money and power?
Example: Hicks. How do you convince them that being anti-science and anti-education is hurting them? That it makes them non-competitive in the work force? How do you make them understand that dressing like white trash and having a name like Cletus or Joe Bob Billy Bob sue makes people judge them harshly and not want to hire them or even deal with them? How do you convince them that they need go to college even though no in their family did. How do you convince them that their perspective on relationships is probably wrong because their family is probably dysfunctional?
How do you change any of that? We Both know what that person is going to say. They are going to snarl up and pucker their ass up, and refuse to change. "You're wrong. I'm right. My ways are just fine. It was good enough for my dad, and his dad, and so forth."
They're going to have to change for things to get better. Society won't change for them. As it shouldn't. We will be worse off if society accommodates the cultural background of poor performers like Hicks.