Black conservative Larry Elder posted a powerful clip discussing the importance of raising children in the black community with fathers in the household. Elder has been a big advocate for wanting to dismantle the welfare state which enables mothers to marry the state and allows fathers to abandon financial and moral obligations as parents in the home. In 1965, 75% of black households had fathers in the home. It now stands closer to 27%. To be perfectly clear this is by no means a black community problem only. This is a growing trend around the world.
Otto Kelly spoke about his ‘Daddy Academy’ in a TEDx talk pointing to the huge problems driven by fatherless homes. The statistics are alarming.
Kids from fatherless homes had a 5x higher risk of suicide. 5x more likely to commit crimes. 9x more likely to drop out of school. 32x more likely to run away from home, 20x more likely to have a behavioural disorder, 20x more likely to end up in jail, 14x more likely to be sexually aggressive or commit rape and 10x more likely to suffer from drug abuse. 81% of teen pregnancies come from fatherless homes. 80% of homeless kids come from fatherless homes. 71% of those in the penal system come from fatherless homes.
We wrote a piece several years ago on school discipline (which the NYT pushed as racial bias) and the close links between unruly kids in the classroom and fatherless homes.
We wonder how a father with 28 kids from 16 different women manages to be there for all his kids?
BLM, by the way, is a big advocate of destroying the nuclear family and openly states it in the Marxist manifesto. If black lives truly mattered, rebuilding the nuclear family would seem a more sensible approach, no? So to those that kneel for BLM, know that you are actually taking a stand to encourage further deterioration of the very conditions that are creating the problems for the black community.