Former Somali Minister of Mismanagement & Misinfo.
A more contemporary example would be the Ethiopian and Somali communities that came to Canada at the same time. Both started off at the same place but the Ethiopians quickly got out of poverty and in one generation became relatively successful. *The Somalis on the other hand adopted the North America "ghetto" culture and have remained exactly where they were when they came here (the ghetto). One culture places great importance on their faith and the family unit and the other does not. Having a child out of wedlock, getting involved in criminal activity or relying on social assistance when you don't need it would result in the entire family getting ostracized in the Ethiopian community. In the Somali community... not so much.* And before you bring up the wars in Somalia and the affect this had... I will bring up how well the Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian communities have done since coming to our city to spite coming from a larger and more violent environment (evidence of this being African contingents of UNPROFOR refusing to leave the barracks and go on patrols in Yugoslavia because they were terrified of the Serbs and Croats). *No matter where Somalis settle (whether it be in uber-progressive Europe, Minnesota, Toronto, Ottawa or Alberta)... the end result is the same. The areas quickly become a hotbed of crime, gang activity and murder.* At what point can we dispense with all of the excuses and hold these communities themselves accountable for their own situations?
Keep in mind that there are 1m Ethiopians in the US. Have you heard any killings related to youths killing each other or being involved in ganaterism ?