Cut to the Chase: Decline of Black Family on Full Display in Baltimore

But according to President Obama, Republicans are not spending enough money in the inner cities. Pure B.S.

Liberals have destroyed Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland and trying their best to bring New York to the “bad old days”.

CNS News reports the rioting in Baltimore is disturbing to all Americans, as the unresolved cause of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody should be as well.

It is right that political and religious leaders, community groups, business organizations and law enforcement officials are commenting about all the causes and effects of the riots. However, one thing seems missing from the discussion, a factor whose omission is unacceptable. It’s called fatherhood.

The rioting is inexcusable but should not be wholly surprising. It is likely that the great majority of it was done by young black men — young black men without fathers.

Fatherhood is in crisis all across the country. In 2011, Pew Research evaluated data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “National Survey of Family Growth” and found that “more than one-in-four fathers with children 18 or younger now live apart from their children — with 11 percent living apart from some of their children and 16 percent living apart from all of their children.”

Yet among black families, the data are even more troubling. Here are some sobering statistics:

• Nationwide, only 17 percent of African-American children reach 17 in a family with their married biological parents. In Maryland, only 21 percent of black teenagers reach age 17 in a family with both their biological parents married.

• The 2012 American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, found that “more than 19 million children across the country — 26 percent — are living without a father in the home. In Baltimore, among African-American children, the rate is 69 percent.”
• “In 2013,” according to Child Trends, “72 percent of all births to black women occurred outside of marriage.”

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Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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