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Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

willi4 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 7:10 AM
Spot on Larry. It's a shame that we are not going to have this conversation anytime soon on a national level. Sadly, history has a way of solving such issues. And the effects are then forgotten. The reasons never spoken about and the new, refreshed society begins to have structure again. Are we heading in that direction? Where out of necessity, families are once again becoming important, vital for the survival of those in it? The end of subsidies that make broken families possible? This could only come from a completely broken and bankrupt nation.
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...