Prior to LBJ’s “Great Society” programs black fathers were as present as white ones.
Is it a law to establish paternity at birth in the day of a female being the dad?
Thomas Sowell laid that out very well in his book Black Rednecks and White Liberals.
The destruction liberal policies have wrought on the black community is appalling, and what is just as bad, the vast majority of those victims of those policies have no idea.
That's an extremely relevant and powerful point. It's tragic what the ostensibly compassionate "War on Poverty" has done to destroy the very communities it was supposedly designed to help.
Instead of improving the plight of the black family unit, the Welfare State has been utterly devastating to it, creating a system of dependence which has destroyed motivation and self-reliance, as well as imposing a massive and unsustainable financial burden on middle class taxpayers.
It's absolutely shameful that American society and the Republican party—due to pathological political correctness—lacks the fortitude to repudiate these diabolical Democrat policies and the sinister propaganda used to rationalize them.
The GOP—and the coiuntry at large—must open a dialog which begins to explore measures that encourage ambition, self-reliance and prosperity in these decaying communities.
In retrospect, the Black community should be furious at the Democrat party—originally the party of Slavery and the KKK, and now the party that virtually ensures that the poor remain dependent on those who are destroying them.
The modern Democrat party—even though it now includes Blacks and other minorities in its hierarchy—apparently sees them as nothing more than a reliable voting bloc. Even more disturbing is the fact that there are many minorities within that power structure who are complicit in these horribly destructive policies.
President Trump is right—the Democrats have had their chance at solving these problems. It's time for new ideas. The policies of dependence and destruction of the family must be reversed, and replaced with solutions which create Opportunity and Prosperity...
Prior to the “Great Society” Negroes were moving into the northern industrial scene and replicating the story of immigrant groups. They were migrating from the barren South and moving up the ladder. Then LBJ stopped that process, partly because it was beginning replicate political phenomena, too, in that LBJ et al understood that as the class prospered they would produce a plurality of republican votes. Thus, the Great Society and we will have those (Negroes) voting for us for a hundred years. Make them permanently poor and destroy the family structure leaving them permanently dependent on Democrats.