Relating to professor Lehrman's question I believe that this health issue is more responsible due to the individual and the decisions they make. If these parents took the time despite there background to make a serious effort to buy healthier foods or encourage physical activity many of these latino and black children would not be facing such huge disparities. Living in Oakland I have witnessed such disparities first hand. For example, growing up I had many latino friends whose parents came from unfortunate backgrounds. Based off their parents attitudes towards foods and exercise the kids, my friends, attitudes towards those things were shaped. I think the author should more specific about what is happening in these schools and what is going on in the families that is causing such disparities.