Obama’s War on Black Families

Similarly, the number of children on food stamps has reached its highest level since 1980, black illegitimate births have peaked at 72.5% of all black births, and sexually transmitted diseases are up — particularly for black kids, for whom chlamydia occurs 3.8 times more than for Hispanics and 7.5 times more than for whites. New York now aborts of 60% of its black babies, and LA high schools come equipped with Planned Parenthood clinics.

As Keith Riler points out, the stability of the family is tied to economic conditions. And when economic conditions degrade, family stability degrades. Job losses in the north helped create ghetto malaise and there is a whole new generation of ghettos being crafted with the expected increases in crime.

Once family stability has been degraded past a certain point, then it may no longer be recoverable, as chronicled in Charles Murray’s Coming Apart.

Black families are faring worse than at any time in the last 25 years, and worse than at this point with President Obama than with Presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush, Reagan, and even Carter. These presidential comparisons span a period of almost four decades.

There should be nothing at all surprising about this development taking place under Obama. A quick survey of urban areas shows that black families have done worst of all under mayors who are also black Democrats, the group that expects the most from black voters and yet feels free to take their votes completely for granted.

The urban cycle of dysfunction in places like Detroit and Newark has now gone national with the same kind of leadership now in charge implementing the same kind of dependency solutions.

Yet another sad Obama achievement: 46.5 million Americans, more than the populations of Canada, Poland, Spain, or Australia, are now on food stamps.

This is the Chicagoization of America. For the first time, the entire country enjoys the same quality of leadership as Newark, Detroit or Chicago.

  • Questions

    How about if the author showed more concern for the welfare of white children? Let the blacks do their own p.r. They've got Democrats, civil rights activists and other assorted anti-whites to do the job.

    Greenfield, moreover, misses the real issue. The problem is not that blacks are "slaves" to a white liberal plantation. It's the other way around: Blacks demand a free lunch, and fearful whites in both parties, petrified of being called "racist," habitually give in. Blacks WANT food stamps, Medicaid and all the rest. That's why they're receiving. A vote for Romney, at least, would slow this process down, if not necessarily reverse it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000294199076 John Miller

      With all the hype about diversity being touted we should be ARMPIT deep in UTOPIA by now, but empty promises from elitists about multiculturalism have left our schools, cities, and society in ruins.

  • Guest

    Excellent report. It misses one side of the equation, however. The family is not only impacted by economic conditions but impacts economic conditions of people and communities. Unmarried underclass people tend to be poorer and they're more likely to be dependent on government programs. Unmarried men are less productive and earn less. Certainly children from unwed parents are poorer and suffer much greater social problems down the line. But the Left's war on the family in general, through its promotion of dysfunctional social norms, laws and government programs that disincentivize marriage, are helping to rapidly undermine this institution.

  • WhiteRabbit

    In the 1960's "Anti-racists" forced ALL and ONLY white countries to open their borders to non-white immigration. Then "Anti-racists" forced ALL and ONLY white people to "integrate" or face consequences for being "naziswhowanttokill6millionjews." Now "Anti-racists" are calculating that ALL and ONLY white children will become minorities and eventually EXTINCT. If "Anti-racists" did this to ALL and ONLY black countries, it would be called a genocide. "Anti-racist" is a codeword for anti-white.

    • Questions

      Finally, someone on this site is on the right wavelength. The problem isn't so much "liberals" (read: white liberals), who play a secondary, enabling role. The main problem is blacks themselves, who all too often are brutal sociopaths displaying no capacity for self-restraint in everyday behavior.