Skip to comments.Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People: Part II
Posted on 07/19/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT by jazusamo
The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. There is virtually nothing that can be done about it without a major rebuilding of the black community from within. Let's examine some of the aspects of the problem and the dismal prognosis, given the status quo.
The most important social unit is the family. Many talk about the "breakdown" in the black family when a far more accurate description is that the family doesn't form in the first place. About 73 percent of black babies are born to unwed mothers. By the way, that percentage was 25 in 1963 and 11 in 1938. The absence of fathers is crucial. Even President Barack Obama recognized this when he said that "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." Female-headed households are a devastating problem, but the solution lies almost exclusively within the black community. It's a massive job for black churches and social organizations. If there is a role for government to play, it's to stop subsidizing such behavior with handouts.
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I think it’s past the point of no return. The issues are so great, esp the illegitimacy, that it won’t be undone.
And blacks won’t vote for the politicians that would attack the issues head on, those nasty racist “Uncle Toms” and certainly not anyone white.
Ball of confusion . . .that’s what their world is today . . hey, hey
If it’s possible it’ll certainly be a steep uphill climb when over 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock, without the family unit it won’t get turned around in my view.
We need to put Christianity back into our public life. The courts took God away and now we see the results.
Pray for revival.
Post #6 ~ I think its past the point of no return. The issues are so great, esp the illegitimacy, that it wont be undone.
Especially because all the same things are rapidly overtaking the white trash community.
Yes, I can attest to the that truth, As I know some white trash (Second and third generation trash) who are sinking on that very same boat...
And a lot of these illegitimate children are interracial.
The race distinctions may fade away but the class distinctions are only going to get worse.
Walter Williams <=> Clayton Bigsby
Seriously I love WW.
And god bless (as if) the "Grannies;" the white grandmothers of interracial babies. Everybody shuns them, both races and all members of the now disfunctional life they lead. I've seen them in the grocery stores, pushing a cart full of baby and baby things; Mom is at work to support as best she can, being an unwed, uneducated woman in an already poor economy. No father in sight, no prospects for "Grannie" either if she's widowed or divorced, or even worse abandoned by whatever male she lived with. Seen it. 75 years of "Seen It."
Are you still killing your unborn?
and I'd bet that most of the mothers are white.
He absolutely nailed that. If it ever happens the liberal leftist commies will go apoplectic but that’s a huge if.
“The bottom line is that only black people can solve our (black people’s) problems.”
That requires responsibility for behaving, for learning, for income, for babies, for others, for life.
“I will revive all your children” — Jesus
Actually there’s been talk about attempting to establish self-sustaining black societies. On what model, is a good question. I don’t think it is the western classical liberal model, but some kind of Marxism.
There seems to be very little notice paid to the overwhelmingly white participation in boosting the stylization and glorification of the most dysfunctional behaviors of the underprivileged. Now THAT is a shame.
Christianity and heterosexual monogamy were introduced to help both men and women overcome and properly channel those genetic impulses. Without exception, civilizations which embraced them thrived whereas those which jettisoned them did not last.
Love Dr Williams’ question to the elder black generation of race hustlers: would their moms have tolerated if they misbehaved in school? Heck no, that generation descended from former slaves applied swift punishment to their misbehaving kids! I am old enough to remember that an angry black mama had no trouble reprimanding her children in public. Just the way it was, no aspersions were cast in her direction way back then, Just R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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