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"but one of the things he often mentions, many of the equalities disappear or become statistically insignificant when children are raised in a two parent house hold. Especially if married."

That is not nearly as relevant as it may appear at first glance, because the rates of birth-out-of-wedlock and divorce are strongly dependent on socio-economic stressors, in particular on job opportunities (or lack thereof) for men.


Walter E. Williams, an 84 year old black conservative professor of economics at George Mason University in July posted;

"Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?"

Walter E. Williams Posted: Jul 29, 2020 12:01 AM

I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks.

The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP, from 1882-1968, there were 3,446 black people lynched at the hands of whites. Today, being murdered by whites or policemen should be the least of black worries. In recent times, there . . . .


See https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2020/07/29/i... for the rest of the article.

What caused the decline in the two parent family structure since the 1960s? Mostly the rise of welfare benefits and the decline of traditional morality, IM(not so)HO. Back in the 40s & 50s being an unmarried young woman that was pregnant was a big disgrace. Many or most of them were forced to drop out of school to have their baby who, in many cases, was put up for adoption. In the 60s, there was welfare payments to the mothers of children if they were unmarried and didn’t have a man living with them. The more children one had, the greater the welfare payment, food stamps, etc., etc., which was a major cause of the decline of the black family.

I remember an interview on a TV station in N.Y.C. in the late 60s of an unmarried black mother. She was asked why she didn’t get a job. Her answer “I’d lose my welfare benefits which pay me more than any job I can get.”
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C.J.V. - seeing how long before some snowflakes complain and the Fool removes this post, me
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