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.