In many issues there are charities on both sides, fighting a zero sum game, for example pro-choice and pro-life charities. If they both have less money the end result in policies being enacted probably won't be any different.
The rate of black people GRADUATING, not starting high school is lower than it should be. This could signify a few different things, one of which is culture affecting the decisions made by black people resulting in lower graduation rates. "Because" could be right here.