American Educator Vol. 35, Issue 1, Pages 10-46 Spring 2011 View on Publisher Site HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. William Julius Wilson Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus Citation Wilson, William Julius. "Being Poor, Black, and American: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Cultural Forces." American Educator 35.1 (Spring 2011): 10-46.