The family upheaval has hit African Americans especially hard, Kay Hymowitz shows, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan had famously predicted it would. Remember Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan? Remember defining deviancy down? While for decades feminists and academics (liberals) toyed with the myth of the strong single black mother supported by kinship networks, black men drifted into fatherhood without being husbands, without even becoming part of a family, while black children were left behind. - From Ivan R. Dee's review of the book.
In this Washington Post article, Ms. Hymowitz dusts off Daniel Patrick Moynihan to revisit his decades-old dire warnings concerning the state of the black family. Senator Moynihan was a good man, the best of a generation. Too bad he got old and had to kowtow to Hillary Clinton.
But I digress.
As in every other culture the world over, the family is the cornerstone of society, essential to a stable and sustainable civilization. For far too long, the left has ignored the real issue plaguing Americans of African descent: The demise of the American black family.
Two generations of unadulterated liberalism have decimated the black family. Will a disproportionate number of Americans of African descent forever be government dependants? Will they be doomed to America's permanent underclass?
These ties must be severed if the dependant is ever to have the opportunity to become independent. But success in breaking the ties is doubtful at best without new ties being established -- the ties that are bound in marriage.