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Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

du2 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:23 PM
MY father grew up in severe poverty. He didn't get the glasses he needed until drafted into the army. His father abandoned the family during the Depression. These times were hardest on black families, black women especially. MY father got a college degree from UCLA with HONORS. And worked for LA County, as a juvenile probation officer. Becoming a surrogate father to the very boys of which Elder speaks. However, these boys couldn't come up with any excuses, my father had been WORSE off than most of them. My father died when I was fifteen, leaving ME without a father. But still with his values, and his friends telling me I'm just like him. His first born daughter.
My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers.

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.

Moynihan wrote: "A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations about the...