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American Spectator:

Why Young Black Males Are Not Graduating High School
By Janice Shaw Crouse on 8.23.10 @ 6:07AM

A new report from the Schott Foundation reveals that only 47 percent of black male students earn a high school diploma on time. Ironically, this report came out shortly after Judge Vaughn Walker ruled regarding Proposition 8 in California. If the statements on which Judge Walker based his ruling are "facts," how do we explain what is happening educationally to boys in the black community where a large majority are growing up without fathers?

Nancy Pearcey, in an article on American Thinker, identified certain "facts that Judge Walker claims are now established by the 'evidence' presented in his courtroom." Those "facts" presumably will be deemed as "truth" far beyond the courtroom. Among those "facts," the following three are especially relevant for young black boys' futures:

• "Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage."

• "The gender of a child's parent is not a factor in a child's adjustment."

• "Having both a male and a female parent does not increase the likelihood that a child will be well-adjusted."

Those three general false principles that Judge Walker supposedly established in his arguments in favor of so-called "same-sex marriage" are equally faulty when applied to the more than 40 percent of today's children who are born to single mothers. They are doubly relevant when the majority of those children are black.

Here are some irrefutable facts that Judge Walker and his ilk need to ponder.snip
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In my senior HS class in 1987, we had maybe 2-3 dropouts in a class of around 300, in a south LA town that was 60% black. It's not the lack of daddies, IMO, but the loss of a moral compass, that has led to this uptick in dropouts. TV has inundated them with messages of "It's okay to use drugs" and a sense of victimhood from pols and 'alleged' reverends like Jesse Jackson, Calypso Louis, and even Al Sharpton(who, to his credit, is backing away from his more radical times).

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In my senior HS class in 1987, we had maybe 2-3 dropouts in a class of around 300, in a south LA town that was 60% black. It's not the lack of daddies, IMO, but the loss of a moral compass, that has led to this uptick in dropouts. TV has inundated them with messages of "It's okay to use drugs" and a sense of victimhood from pols and 'alleged' reverends like Jesse Jackson, Calypso Louis, and even Al Sharpton(who, to his credit, is backing away from his more radical times).

AceRimmer!

 

This is a chicken or egg question. Does this community not have a moral compass because they have a lack of strong father figures... Or do they have a lack of strong father figures because they do not have a moral compass.

 

My astute answer is Yes and yes to both of the above.

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