I also believe it is important to be transparent. When the letter writer said "inner-city," she is referring to poor, black communities. She argues that poor, black people need to change their ways if they want better jobs, education and housing. Poor, black parents need to be more "responsible." Poor, black youths need to be "ready, willing and able to learn." Poor, black job-seekers need to dress "appropriately" and be more "reliable."