Absent fathers plus abandoned mothers make for troubled youths

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More than 72 percent of African-American births are out of wedlock………..

72% illigitmate rate causes the catastrophic broken fathering, abandoned women in the out of control violence of inner city youths.  If the culture with the highest murder rate, the highest violence rate, also has the highest illigimacy rate with the resultant abandoned taumatized women and children, it’s time to take responsibility and stop blaming others for self created problems.
……….In the middle of a national conversation about race following the George Zimmerman acquittal, CNN anchor Don Lemon gave an on-air commentary that went viral on social media. The focus of the commentary was a five-point list of recommendations. “Black people,” Lemon said, “if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing.”

The No. 1 item on that list — “and probably the most important,” he said — had to do with out-of-wedlock births.

“Just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should,” Lemon said. “Especially without planning for one or getting married first. More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison and the cycle continues.”

Racial or ethnic group Percent of births considered “non-marital”
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 17 percent
Non-Hispanic whites 29 percent
Hispanics 53 percent
American Indian and Native Alaskans 66 percent
Non-Hispanic blacks 73 percent
Racial or ethnic group Children in single-parent families
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 17 percent
Non-Hispanic whites 25 percent
Hispanics 42 percent
American Indian and Native Alaskans 53 percent
Non-Hispanic blacks 67 percent

 

Lemon said that “more than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock.” Federal data confirms that 73 percent of African-American births in 2010 were out of wedlock. Estimates for the percentage of African-American children growing up in single-parent households are slightly lower, at 67 percent. Finally, black children counted in these statistics may have contact outside the household with their biological father.

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