Broken Homes, Broken Futures

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, December 30, 2010

Broken Homes, Broken Futures

December 30, 2010

Census figures are revealing the shredded fabric that is modern society: more than half of family households in predominately Black Washington, D.C., and Prince Georges County, Maryland, are run by single parents. It's a home life most experts agree increases their children's chances of following in the same footsteps.

Sixty-five percent of family households in the poorest sections of Washington are run by women and nine percent by men.

About 70 percent of Black children are now born outside of marriage and about half of those born inside a marriage experience divorce. Children who grow up with one parent are more likely to repeat the pattern, according to Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at the liberal Brookings Institution.

And yet minorities continue to vote overwhelming for Democrat politicians who do nothing for them, other than send a check. And we are told morality cannot be imposed because everyone has their own truth. How's that working out for the poor minorities who begin life in a broken or non-existent home?

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.

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