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By Rick Gordon - Enigmose Political
Decline of the Nuclear Family and Rise of Entitlement are devastating The Black Community at a much higher rate than Society as a Whole
The decline of the traditional family in modern society is a social phenomena without historical precedent. As of 2014 only 46% of American children under the age of 18 lived in a home with two married heterosexual parents. In 1980 the number was 61%, In 1960 - 73% [Pew Research Center analysis of recently released American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census data.]
In recent times 71% of African American births are outside of wedlock compared to 29% of Caucasian births and 53% for Hispanics [Asian statistics unavailable].
The majority of non Black children, White, Asian and Latino are living in two-parent households, but less than half of black children are living under these conditions. African American children get the short end of the stick under current demographics and the Black community, as well as society as a whole suffers because of it.
HIGHER CRIME RATES
Crime rates in predominantly Black areas are phenomenally higher than other neighborhoods.
54% are living with a single parent either a "Baby-Mama" or even the Grand Parents because the biological parents are unable, unwilling, unfit or unsuited for anything that even resembles Child rearing . Only 38% of Black kids are living with two parents, and only 22% of that 38% are living with their biological parents.
It is a sad fact that black people commit more crimes than white people. I am certainly not suggesting that this a genetic issue, it is however a Demographic one. One factor in the higher Black crime rates lies in the poverty factor, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that poor people commit more crime than affluent ones.
Statistics released for the period of 2008 to 2012 by the Bureau of Justice demonstrated that persons in poor households had more than double the rate of violent victimization as opposed to persons in high-income households. Low income households contributed to violent crime at slightly less than 40 per 1,000 people, while more affluent households only added to the crime rate at slightly less than 17 per 1,000 persons.
'Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves.' [Barrack Obama 2008]
As the nuclear / traditional family rapidly disintegrates Government spending on entitlement programs increases exponentially. It is easy to understand how the family breakdown has negatively affected the African American community - it is a tad more cumbersome to rationalize the increase in entitlement.
Not only has the collapse of the family coincided with rampant government entitlement expenditures, but the increased money has not done much to reduce the true rate of poverty in the Black Community.
Since the mid 1960s the government has pumped nearly 20 trillion dollars into entitlement programs, allegedly to 'fight poverty'. In 1964 the poverty rate was 19%, in 1965 it was 17%, in 2012 it was 15% - statistically insignificant. In the African-American Community as of 2012 the poverty rate was over 27%, more than double the rate among whites, yet the African American community receives the bulk of the 20 trillion dollars in Government entitlement.
Some have speculated that the generous welfare / entitlement system has allowed the Government to basically encroach upon and even supplant itself in the position bestowed by nature upon the father.
Entitlement while doing little to actually alleviate actual poverty has allowed some men, who are predisposed to do so, to abandon their financial and moral obligations and surrender the pride and dignity that comes from being a fatherly figure and good provider to big brother. For those men who are not predisposed to surrender that role as provider, male role model and co-parent in the nuclear family big brother has other designs.
Feminism and the promotion of misandry via rape culture and assorted anti-male propaganda / brainwashing plays a major role. Men, masculinity and male role models are under relentless assault by the left. Second Wave feminism has very little to do with the women's rights and everything to do with desecrating the family structure. The initial stages of feminism, which many view as having ended in the 1980s addressed a few legitimate issues , second wave feminism is more about emasculating and effectively castrating the common man and eliminating the father figure. See: Feminist Man Haters
The Black Community has fallen prey to the progressive left wing marauders more readily than the rest of society. They were a socio-ethnic group who were still in the vestiges of shaking off the chains of Jim Crow when big brother pounced. A predator when scouting out a herd will cull out the weakest for its next meal / victim, the same can be said of that shadowy figure lurking under our beds aka Big Brother.