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This is why black fathers need to participate in their children's upbringing. Efforts to separate the black household have directly affected our youth. Black fathers need to teach our boys how to be real men. Every decade the number of black households with two parents decreases. I don't know how it is in other parts of the country, but living in an urban environment such as Philadelphia, I see a lot of seperated households and single parents.

It is my belief that efforts are made to intentionally seperate the black household. When fathers are not present in the home it results in more children having psychological problems. I believe that it results in an increase in homosexuality in black people, which results in less reproduction.

One way the black household is being seperated is that the strength of the black woman is promoted in a way that it solicites the thought, that we do not need a man. Black women have increasingly become more employable than black men. More often than not, the black woman is the main provider, or sole provider in the household. So we often hear, "I don't need a man," rhetoric from successful black women. This is taught to our daughters either through telling them, or by observation. It results in generations of  children growing up in single parent households.

Single parenting has become the norm in many communities in America. More than 72% of black children are born to single parents. This is despite the fact that all statistics show that children growing up without a father in the home are worst off than those growing up in two parent households:
"Children living in female headed families with no spouse present had a poverty rate of 47.6 percent, over 4 times the rate in married-couple families."

"Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse."

"children living with married biological parents had significantly fewer externalizing and internalizing behavioral problems than children living with at least one non-biological parent."

"Children of single-parent homes are more than twice as likely to commit suicide."

"Children born to single mothers show higher levels of aggressive behavior than children born to married mothers."
Once the family is separated, the family court system works for the woman's benefit, and causes stress to the Father as they make it almost impossible for him to maintain a balanced, healthy relationship with the child.

On top of the family court system being biased, the criminal justice system has, for a long time, treated black males unfairly.
African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites."

America's corrupt criminal justice system is another tool used to seperate the black household. The "War on Drugs," "Three Strikes" laws and "Zero Tolerance" policies all work to remove, and keep black men out of the black household. Incarceration can cause adverse effects, and post traumatic stress to former inmates as they attempt reintergration into society. In addition, prison rape is a huge problem. According to studies by BJS:
"A prisoner's likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault is roughly thirty times higher than that of any given woman on the outside."
This is a serious problem. Especially since the effects of this problem extends beyond the prison.
"Sexual assault in prison...has the destructive power to create a cycle of abuse that extends outside prison walls."
When biological fathers leave, or are removed from the family household, the mother will often move on to a new relationship. The child will be introduced to one, or several different men who act as a stand in father figure. These men have no paternal connection with that child. In low-income, urban communities, most of these men have served time in prison. As a result of their criminal record, a lot of these men have a hard time finding work. Naturally, if a couple lives together and one is working, to save money, the children will stay home with the other adult. This situation leaves room for child abuse to occur. This abuse can include emotional abuse, sexual abuse and physical abuse.

I'm not saying these things don't happen in white, or other communities. I'm saying that when our men are being arrested at higher rates than any other group, and our households are more divided; our youth are more at risk of becoming victims of abuse. They are more at risk of having psychological problems. They are more at risk of living in poverty. They are more at risk of being abused. They are more at risk of using drugs. They are more at risk of going to jail.

Thus, the cycle continues.

Nita Michelle

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