Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Violence & Poverty due to Absence of Intact Family

America will not see improvement so long as it's politically incorrect to publicly identify the root causes of the nation's social ills:  Children raised without their father and/or mother, and absent married parents.
"[In one] neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother."
UPDATE 4/16/15: Decades of Income Inequality is due to Demise of Married-parent Families with Children, Study Shows

For background, read Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study and also read Unwed Mothers in Poorer Health: Study as well as Marriage Essential for Children: Studies

Need we be reminded? 44% of 'Middle America' Births are Out of Wedlock

-- From "Fathers disappear from households across America" by Luke Rosiak, The Washington Times 12/25/12

In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Even as the country added 160,000 families with children, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers.

The spiral continues each year. Married couples with children have an average income of $80,000, compared with $24,000 for single mothers.

The near-total absence of male role models has ripped a hole the size of half the population in urban areas.

In all but 11 states, most black children do not live with both parents. In every state, 7 in 10 white children do. In all states but Rhode Island and Massachusetts, most Hispanic children do. In Wisconsin, 77 percent of white children and 61 percent of Hispanics live with both parents, compared with more than 25 percent of black children.

The largest geographic area of sustained fatherlessness contains the rural, largely black poor across Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, tributaries of broken homes running 400 miles along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn., where in some neighborhoods 82 percent of children live with their mothers alone, to Baton Rouge, La., in parts of which less than one-fifth of children have both parents at home.

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From "Calling All Fathers: Absence of the male parent takes a huge toll" by The Syracuse Post-Standard Editorial Board 12/26/12

“Father absence on black families has been associated with psychological problems in the child and with a reduction of goal orientation in the mother. For black boys it has been found to be related to juvenile delinquency ... and a tendency toward either poor masculine identification or compensatory masculinity in adolescence. Among black women, father absence during their childhood may increase the likelihood that they will themselves raise children without a husband.”

That passage may sound obvious to some, offensive to others. But the insights are hardly new. They come from a book published in 1974 by University of California Professor David B. Lynn.

When Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick tramped into the minefield of the single-parent debate earlier this month at the DeWitt Rotary Club, County Legislator Linda Ervin reacted. Someone had asked Fitzpatrick about a group of pre-teen boys who allegedly robbed a woman near Le Moyne College recently. “His answer was that if we stop making it easy, with public assistance, for single mothers to have more and more babies, we could solve this problem,” Ervin recalled.

Later, Fitzpatrick told staff writer Rick Moriarty he’s been preaching this message for decades. “Unfortunately, the welfare system is set up to reward irresponsibility,” he said. Children who grow up with little supervision all too easily turn to crime, he said, noting the risk is 90 percent higher than in households with two parents.

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From "72 Percent of African-American Children Are Raised in Single Parent Homes" by Kevin Webb, Atlanta Black Star 12/23/12

A staggering number of African-American children are raised in single parent homes, compared to the rest of America, and the rest of the world. A study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children are raised by a single parent, a number high above the 14.9 percent average seen in the other 26 countries surveyed. Among African-Americans the rate nearly tripled, with 72 percent of black children relying on a single parent.

No doubt the prevalence of divorce has introduced single-parenthood as common place in the U.S., but the figures are disproportionally high for African-Americans. Reasons for the disparity among blacks could stem from any number of reasons, ranging from the American justice system, to pregnancy among young unmarried couples. In addition to the number of black single parents, almost three in four black children are born outside of marriage. The reality is that recognizing or even curbing the trend does not work to the benefit of young single mothers already raising children.

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From "University of Texas professor blames poor black academic performance on single moms" by Kunbi Tinuoye, The Grio - NBC News 12/12/12

A professor at the University of Texas has sparked controversy following remarks that black students are failing academically because so many are raised in single parent households.

In an interview with BBC’s Radio 4, law professor Lino Graglia said “I can hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent,” Graglia said. “Usually a female, uneducated and without a lot of money.”

He went onto to say, on average, prospective black college students score 200 points lower than their white counterparts in SAT tests. According to the 82-year-old almost three-quarters of black children are born outside of marriage, which stifles their success.

. . . the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) demanded [Graglia] resign issuing a resolution which stated: ‘Graglia believes that minority students come from a culture of failure.”

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Also read Liberals Admit to Destruction of African Americans as well as 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct among Blacks

UPDATE 7/22/13: Bill O'Reilly (click for video)