According to many on the left a person’s destiny in America is largely a function of the so-called “system”, whereas those on the right believe a person’s destiny is largely a function of who your parents are, how you are raised and the individual choices a person makes. Those on the left also argue that the “system” is specifically structured to target blacks more so than any other race.
That got me thinking, how do the outcomes of black children of married couples compare to those of unmarried couples of all races, as well as to the children of married couples of the same socioeconomic status? If the so-called “system” is functioning properly surely it does not distinguish between black people based on sociological situations.
Here is a very good article, albeit somewhat dated, on the importance of marriage on the outcomes of children. The trend lines after 1960 are startling! Here is one quote from the article:
“The Census data presented so far demonstrate that married couples have dramatically lower poverty rates than single parents. These substantial differences in poverty remain even when married couples are compared to single parents of the same race and level of education. The pattern is almost exactly the same in all 50 states.”
Personally I could give numerous anecdotal accounts of successful blacks I’ve known as well as family members and friends, I’ll give this one for now. I have a neighbor, a black couple, married with two kids. Father is a lawyer and his wife is a nurse (I believe). Both kids are in college. His son is looking at trying to get into the FBI, and his daughter is a student at MIT.
Lovingly being nurtured, equipped and guided into adulthood by the same two people that brought you into the world, consistently has the best outcomes for the children…white, black or any other skin pigment.