Liberal Values Come Home To Roost

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    1. "The spiral continues each year to the point where married couples with children have an average income of $80,000, which is compared to $24,000 for single mothers.
    'We have one class that thinks marriage and fatherhood is important, and another which doesn’t, and it’s causing that gap, income inequality, to get wider,' said Mr. DiCaro to The Washington Times.

    2. Men walking away from babies is a problem concentrated to the inner cities, with Baltimore having only 38 percent of families that have two parents and St. Louis has 40 percent of families that have two children.





    3. 'Something has to be done about it, and it starts with the culture and reversing the attitude that marriage is not important.

    4. The largest contiguous area of sustained fatherlessness is in the largely black poor across Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana running along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee.

    5. 'When you have very little going for you in your life, having children can give purpose to it. If you’re married, you’re going to be much more cautious. There’s health care costs and our jobs, whereas if we were both just kind of doing whatever, then why not just have another kid?'

    6. Fathers are fast disappearing from American homes and one in three children, or approximately 15 million live without one according to the U.S. Census….Blame for the prevalence of low income families where children fall into crime and drugs has been laid at the door of these damning numbers.”
    1 in 3 US children live without their father according to census as the number of two-parent households decreases by 1.2 million | Mail Online





    7. “Nicole Hawkins‘ three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a dad present in her life.

    8. As another single mother on Sumner Road decked her row-house stoop with Christmas lights and a plastic Santa, Ms. Hawkins recalled that her middle child’s father has never spent a holiday or birthday with her. In her neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother.

    9. But the move toward single-parent homes has included every race, and from Curtis Bay in Baltimore to Millcreek outside Salt Lake City to Vancouver, Wash., just north of Portland, there are 1,500 neighborhoods with substantial white populations where most white households lack fathers. Maine, Vermont and West Virginia have the lowest dual-parenthood rates for whites.

    10. Among blacks, nearly 5 million children, or 54 percent, live with only their mother. Twelve percent of black families below the poverty line have two parents present, compared with 41 percent of impoverished Hispanic families and 32 percent of poor white families. The schism is most apparent in the District, which has a higher portion of two-parent families among whites, at 85 percent, and a lower share among blacks, at 25 percent, than any state.”
    Fathers disappear from households across America - Washington Times
     
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    This, while necessarily "racist" is also true.
     
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    "But the move toward single-parent homes has included every race, and from Curtis Bay in Baltimore to Millcreek outside Salt Lake City to Vancouver, Wash., just north of Portland, there are 1,500 neighborhoods with substantial white populations where most white households lack fathers. Maine, Vermont and West Virginia have the lowest dual-parenthood rates for whites."
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    "There’s no indication of improvement over the generations. Among natives, the illegitimacy rate is 50 percent for Hispanics; 30 percent for Asian/Pacific Islanders, and 24 percent for whites."
    Illegitimate Nation: An Examination of Out-of-Wedlock Births Among Immigrants and Natives | Center for Immigration Studies


    In 2008, almost 17% of Asian births were out of wedlock.
    Share of Births to Unmarried Mothers, by Race, 1990-2010 | Hail To You


    Charles Murray's book, "Coming Apart" addressed same among whites....and why.
    He writes:

    One change in societal attitude has been the “ecumenical niceness”…don’t fight, share toys, take turns….and never, ever be judgmental. As a result, the upper cultural class, which has stabilized by returning to more traditional ways, survives, yet these individuals will not criticize the behaviors which are destroying the lower cultural class.


    While not racist in quality, perhaps in quantity.
     
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    I have always stayed with my kids and sweated it out, the same with all my relatives.
     
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    I fervently hope that this doesn't come across as a compliment....

    ...but one of the aspects of this situation is that the more educated folks are, the less chance of out of wedlock births.
     
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    That's why Progressive destroyed the idea of family first, especially for blacks.
     
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    Think they'll ever admit that conservative principles are correct?
     

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