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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. The vast majority of higher-income women wait to have their children until they are married.
The truth is that we are now a two-family nation, separate and unequal—one thriving and intact, and the other struggling, broken, and far too often African-American. So why does the Times, like so many who rail against inequality, fall silent on the relation between poverty and single-parent families?
To answer that question—and to continue the confrontation with facts that Americans still prefer not to mention in polite company—you have to go back exactly 40 years.
Most analysts assumed that once the nation removed discriminatory legal barriers and expanded employment opportunities, blacks would advance, just as poor immigrants had. Conditions for testing that proposition looked good.
Between the Brown decision and the Civil Rights Act oflegal racism had been dismantled.
And the economy was humming along; in the first five years of the sixties, the economy generated 7 million jobs. About half of all blacks had moved into the middle class by the mid-sixties, but now progress seemed to be stalling. The rise in black income relative to that of whites, steady throughout the fifties, was sputtering to a halt.
More blacks were out of work in than in Most alarming, after rioting in Harlem and Paterson, New Jersey, inthe problems of the northern ghettos suddenly seemed more intractable than those of the George Wallace South.
Moynihan, then assistant secretary of labor and one of a new class of government social scientists, was among the worriers, as he puzzled over his charts.
One in particular caught his eye. This no longer seemed true. Moynihan and his aides decided that a serious analysis was in order. The first was empirical and would quickly become indisputable: But other points were more speculative and sparked a partisan dispute that has lasted to this day.
Moynihan argued that the rise in single-mother families was not due to a lack of jobs but rather to a destructive vein in ghetto culture that could be traced back to slavery and Jim Crow discrimination.
Though black sociologist E. Whereupon, it turned out that what everyone knew was evidently not so. Single mothers in the ghetto, on the other hand, tended to drift into pregnancy, often more than once and by more than one man, and to float through the chaos around them.
Separate and unequal families, in other words, meant that blacks would have their liberty, but that they would be strangers to equality. But he also broke into new territory, analyzing the family problem with what strikes the contemporary ear as shocking candor.
By that summer, the Moynihan report that was its inspiration was under attack from all sides. Just days after the report was leaked to Newsweek in early August, L. The televised images of the South Central Los Angeles rioters burning down their own neighborhood collided in the public mind with the contents of the report.
Less forgivable was the refusal to grapple seriously—either at the time or in the months, years, even decades to come—with the basic cultural insight contained in the report: He heard code for the archaic charge of black licentiousness.
For white liberals and the black establishment, poverty became a zero-sum game: It was as if critiquing the family meant that you supported inferior schools, even that you were a racist. By autumn, when a White House conference on civil rights took place, the Moynihan report, initially planned as its centerpiece, had been disappeared.Fred Eghobor's American Criminal Justice System Inc is a very important first-hand testimony which allows the reader to understand how numerous innocent people are sent to jail, in a rich country which constantly lectures the world about democracy and justice.
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