Category Archives: The Demise Of The Black Family

African American’s ‘Keeping It Real’: Black Identity & Assimilation Of An American Underclass

Shelby Steele and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan remain the two individuals who have struggled with the ‘African American Problem’ as both Nixon and Moynihan termed it.  Fearing that 1960’s race riots would undermine the gains of the Civil Rights movement, … Continue reading

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Sex & The City: The Social and Political Impact Of Militant Feminism

I was always dismayed when people use any kind of moral equivalency.  An example is the ‘Wall of Apartheid’ (originally coined by Jimmy Carter) throughout the West Bank in Israel.  Anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of the politics … Continue reading

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Walter Russell Mead & The Flight of African American’s Out Of New York

Walter Russell Mead has recently written of the flight of tens of thousands of African Americans out of Michigan, Chicago and New York to seek better lives for themselves in the American South.  Blacks are fleeing stagnant job growth, confiscatory … Continue reading

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The Social Crisis of the Working Class

Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington remains the single most significant sociologist since the passing of Seymour Martin Lipset.  His latest is titled ‘The State of White America’.  This is a startling account of reversal of America’s … Continue reading

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The Demise Of The Black Family: Revisited

Recently I was asked by WMHT in Schenectady New York to participate on the forty-five year anniversary of Patrick Moynihan’s “The Negro Family:  A Case For National Action”.  Much ink has been spilled on the policy impact that Moynihan’s ‘Report’ … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Commencement Address: On Adulthood & The Limitations Of Desire

“I am sure you have been told that this is the best time of your life.  It may be.  But if it’s true that this is the best time of your life, then you have my condolences.  Because you’ll want … Continue reading

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Freedom Is Not Enough: The Demise of the Black Family

In March of 1965 Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a report about the high level of out-of-wedlock births in the black community, the report was titled “The Negro Family:  The Case For National Action.”  At the time the illegitimacy rate for … Continue reading

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The Culture Gap: Differences in Parenting & Education Predict Economic Outcomes

Dr. Brink Lindsey’s latest book “The Age of Abundance:  How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture”  from the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. is valuable for parents and those seeking marriage. Dr. Lindsey reveals that differences in parenting and education … Continue reading

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Dr. Leon Kass

“In the Biblical Worldview, the emergence of civilized life is set under a pall of suspicion”.

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A New Beginning

Every life begins with great promise.  How this promise grows depends on our willingness to accept the challenge of grace in all its tragedy, comedy and unique wonder. Every person knows what fearful destiny waits us; namely death.  Nevertheless, in … Continue reading

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