Fatherlessness, not racism, is the root of the problem

Something awful is happening in black America, something that no politician peddling "hope and change" or reparations can fix. Linda Chavez quotes Jason Riley's book Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed and some statistics that the Left can no longer explain by playing the "race card": In 2012, blacks made up 38.5 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 51.5 percent of those under 18 arrested for such crimes, but they constituted only 13 percent of the population.  And even accounting for the possibility or likelihood of bias in arrests, the conviction rates are similarly stark. One Bureau of Justice Statistics study from 2002 concluded that when the race of the person committing homicide was known, blacks committed 51 percent of homicides. Riley's book discusses why these depressing statistics stem not simply from poverty or prejudice, but from cultural changes that have...(Read Full Post)
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