quote:Originally posted by Rowe:quote:Originally posted by ddouble:
Do we know that all 3.1 million Black single moms wanted the children's fathers around? The question isn't presented to invalid your premise, just to round out the perspective.
Brother Ddouble, I want you to just for a moment to think critically about the question you've just asked, and then answer this question. What woman in her right mind would want to have a litter of children and no father to support her? Let's not insult the intelligence of Black women, please. If a large number of couples are having children without the support of the fathers (the other member who created the child), then we need to question what is preventing them from performing their roles as fathers.
Insane people make up the dating population too!
Seriously, I'm not insulting anyone's intelligence. I wanted to bring some balance to the discussion. RR showed in his edit that the gap in college educated (I'm assuming this is part of "equal status" (still waiting on that defintion, BTW)) Black men & women is much smaller than it is touted to be. I don't know if the stats are available, but when you mention single moms, you have to consider divorcees, widows, and messy breakups. These three catagories may reduce the number of single moms that wanted the fathers present.
I've said it in other threads & I think it bears repeating:
There are a lot of urban legends & myths about Black folk that WE perpetuate!
The dearth of suitable African-American mates is one of these urban myths.