Progress and setbacks in race relations 1


In his book, “The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom: 1750-1925,” Herbert Gutman wrote:

“Five in six children under the age of 6 lived with both parents.”

In 1960 the illegitimacy rate in the black community was 22 percent. Today, it’s nearly 70 percent. The family clearly hasn’t broken down because of discrimination. Black families were much stronger when discrimination was rampant. More likely, the African American community has been a victim of welfare and Great Society programs that rewarded illegitimacy and penalized marriage … More…