In the 1960s, 80% of black children were raised in two-parent families. Today in nearly every major city, black children are raised in 80% fatherless homes. This cultural shift has happened without one national initiative to reverse the trend. The one institution that should have led a campaign to reverse the trend was the black church.
Black pastors failed their community and as a result, we are a culture in crisis.
During the worst of times in American history — from post-Civil War to Jim Crow to Red Lining — the black community was comprised mostly of families with a father and a mother. These communities were anchored in our cultural roots of faith, family, and education — getting a better education for our children.