Wilson, William Julius

Wilson, William Julius

(1935–  ) sociologist; born in Derry Township, Pa. He earned his Ph.D. at Washington State University and joined the faculty of the University of Chicago (1971). He studied the ghetto poor and the cycle of poverty in America and developed city programs in Chicago to help urban African-Americans. His works include Power, Racism and Privilege (1973), Through Different Eyes (1973), and The Truly Disadvantaged (1987).