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Another Father’s Day and so Many Kids Without Fathers Around

Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:17
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As we celebrate Father’s Day, I thank God that I had a mentor in my life, the kind of man who understood what it means to be a father.  Not everyone is so lucky.  So let’s chat about the “father crisis” in many communities in the U.S.
Ten years ago, I cut out this article from the Wall Street Journal paper edition.  I saved it and look at it from time.  It was written by Juan Williams, author and Fox News contributor.  It is “The Tragedy of America’s Disappearing Fathers“:
The extent of the problem is clear.
The nation’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is 38%.
Among white children, 28% are now born to a single mother; among Hispanic children it is 50% and reaches a chilling, disorienting peak of 71% for black children.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly a quarter of America’s white children (22%) do not have any male in their homes; nearly a third (31%) of Hispanic children and over half of black children (56%) are fatherless.
This represents a dramatic shift in American life.
In the early 1960’s, only 2.3% of white children and 24% of black children were born to a single mom.
Having a dad, in short, is now a privilege, a ticket to middle-class status on par with getting into a good college.
Kids suffer without a father, no matter their color or last name.
Father’s Day is here.  Let’s remember a simple truth: we need men to be responsible fathers.
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  • Man

    yeah father’s day is so much more special when you family is separated in a wallmart detention center

  • Andy

    so many kids without fathers,,,, how did they come into being then? do we make artificial sperm nowadays? point taken though

    to make matters considerably worse, the law now permits same sex ‘couples’ to raise children – the law deliberately denies children their natural right to either a mother or a father in order to placate the selfish desires of a few sick people. this is akin to letting pedophiles raise kids

    utter madness and a crime against humanity

    • Man

      so when a dead beat dad leaves, the mother and kid came to be out of rape, the father is dead or any other of numerous reasons,

      You want to either force the mother to remarry or put the kid in a a foster home

      yeah that is great

      So what happens when the father needs to raise a kid… is that also a crime against humanity?

      • Andy

        people do all sorts of nasty things – that doesn’t mean you legally mandate the deliberate removal of one parent from a childs’ life just to satisfy the selfish desires of the less than 2% of the population who are not straight

        there are plenty of straight couples who want to adopt, but gay couples get special treatment

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