A nation without fathers
In 1965 the Moynihan report caused a furor by calling attention to the rate of illegitimacy among black Americans. At the time, about 25% of all black Americans were born out of wedlock.
The latest statistics released by the federal government show that more than one-third of all births in the US last year were to unmarried women.
In 1965, Moynihan declared that family life was disintegrating among America's black citizens. He was right. And now the rest of the country has caught up.
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