Family fragility

Economics professor and academic Walter Williams, had some similar thoughts in the final post he wrote before his recent death. He suggests that solutions to problems facing black Americans need to come from within their own communities. He asks his fellow blacks “to stop being ‘useful tools’ for the leftist, hate-America agenda. Many black problems are exacerbated by guilt-ridden white people. Often, they accept behavior and standards from black people that they would not begin to accept from white people.”

Unsurprising to anyone who’s been following along, Williams makes no apologies blaming a lot of the strife afflicting black communities on the breakdown of families. He writes:

The out-of-wedlock birth rate among Blacks in 1940 was about 11%. Today, it is 75%. Black female-headed households were just 18% of households in 1950, as opposed to about 68% today. In fact, from 1890 to 1940, the Black marriage rate was slightly higher than that of whites. Even during slavery, when marriage was forbidden, most Black children lived in biological two-parent families. 

In New York City, in 1925, 85% of Black households were two-parent households. A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia shows that three-quarters of Black families were two-parent households. There’s little protest against the horrible and dangerous conditions under which many poor and law-abiding Black people must live. It is not uncommon for 50 Black people to be shot over a weekend in Chicago— not by policemen, but by other Black people.”