I grew up on a plantation in LA, and still live here. The blacks, back when I was a child, were the same as the whites, some good, some worthless. They were not above stealing, and were only sorry if they got caught. Most families had fathers, but none of them were married, just lived together for years. Some were hard workers and could be trusted with instructions for the day; some had to be watched like children. Most of the ones I know reared children who joined the workforce when they were able; but some had the most worthless children on the face of the earth. The thing is, back then, all the men worked so that they might eat and feed their families. Once welfare came along, everything changed for the worse.