Yeh funny how the Republicans was the "progressive" party 150 years ago while the Democrats were the "Conservatives". Now the Republicans want to put blacks back in chains while the Democrats fight for equal rights for all, funny how the Republicans forgot their history.
The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies
Kay S. Hymowitz
Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series Class Matters and you still wont grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject:
1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and
2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city.
By now, these facts shouldnt be hard to grasp.
Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers.
Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be poor, even after a post-welfare-reform decline in child poverty.
They are also more likely to pass that poverty on to their children.
Sophisticates often try to dodge the implications of this bleak reality by shrugging that single motherhood is an inescapable fact of modern life, affecting everyone from the bobo Murphy Browns to the ghetto baby mamas.
Not so; it is a largely low-incomeand disproportionately blackphenomenon.
The vast majority of higher-income women wait to have their children until they are married.