Sunday, November 7, 2010

72% of Blacks Born to Unwed Mothers

If you want to find one of the major causes of crime, drug use, and poverty in the US, you don't have to look any further than the breakdown of the American family. Liberal policies of welfare and family assistance, food stamps, etc. have destroyed the incentive to maintain a stable family unit.

Bill Cosby has, for years, blamed the lack of advancement in the Afro-American community, on the absence of the father in the home.

That 72% of black babies are born with absentee fathers is an indictment against the progressive values that are tailored to enslave rather that liberate.

Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women.

“The girls don’t think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama and a daddy. They really do,”

Carroll is among the few whom black women will actually listen to. ”A mama can’t give it all. And neither can a daddy, not by themselves,” Carroll says. “Part of the reason is because you can only give that which you have. A mother cannot give all that a man can give. A truly involved father figure offers more fullness to a child’s life.”

Statistics show just what that fullness means. Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, and have their own children out of wedlock.

The black community’s 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.

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