Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Black Professor Says It’s Welfare, Not Slavery, That Decimated US Black Families




We have been engaged in a huge social experiment in which a huge number of children grow up without the nuclear family supporting them.  This would not be a problem if they were also part of a natural community of 150 able to share in child care and in providing healthy role models.

Instead our children are literally bringing themselves up with all the potential for immature choices.  Back in the day this problem was typically part of a very large family in a few cases.  Now it is a common problem in which adolescents run free and naturally infect friends as well.

The result is unprepared adults unable to truly progress. 

Again the solution is using the natural community to end poverty.  It takes both physical engineering and social engineering along with the rule of twelve and an internal economy to have this thrive.

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Black Professor Says It’s Welfare, Not Slavery, That Decimated US Black Families
 

By

S. Noble

September 26, 2017

http://www.independentsentinel.com/black-professor-says-its-welfare-not-slavery-that-decimated-us-blacks/


“The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has,” said George Mason professor Walter Williams in his column for The Richmond Times-Dispatch.


There is little evidence to support the idea that slavery, racial discrimination and poverty caused the problems of today’s black Americans, the economics professor wrote.


The number one problem is the weak family structure:


In 1960, just 22 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families.


Fifty years later, more than 70 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families.


According to the 1938 Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, that year 11 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. Today about 75 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers. That can’t be a legacy of slavery, it can’t be some delayed reaction.


As Professor Williams said, the bottom line is that the black family was stronger the first 100 years after slavery than during what will be the second 100 years.


All blacks were poor originally but now 30 percent are poor. Two-parent black families are rarely poor.


Only 8 percent of black married-couple families live in poverty. Among black families in which both the husband and wife work full time, the poverty rate is under 5 percent. Poverty in black families headed by single women is 37 percent.

It’s the welfare state that decimated the black family, he concludes.

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