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August 30, 2005

Far worse problems for blacks besides "homophobia"

A few facts for Kayne West, Al Sharpton and all the other homophobians in the black community.
  • Homophobia is not a problem in the black community.

  • Marriage rates shattered Just 25 per cent of black children were raised in homes in which only the mother was present in 1960, she says, but that number had climbed to 54 per cent by 1993. In addition, she says, 78 per cent of all black families were headed by married couples in 1950, down to 34 per cent by 1996.

  • Fatherhood anemic Currently, by age thirty, about 80 percent of white women but only 45 percent of black women have ever married (Bachrach, Hindin, and Thomson 2000, 3). About 70 percent of all black children today are born to never-married mothers (McLanahan et al. 2000).

  • Black on Black crime Forty-three percent of Cincinnati's 331,000 citizens are African-American. But 80 percent of murders in the city since 1995 -- 188 of 238 homicides -- involved black victims and black offenders, according to law enforcement statistics. Note: this are stats for Cincinnati only.