Wow, this is another interesting topic! To be honest with you reading the responses show a direct connection to the problem facing black families. This can be traced back to the gender war waged by white women and joined by black women. It seems to me we are more concerned about degrees and economic status rather than building strong healthy families. I mean statistics can be skewed anyway you want them. I read one that showed a black family with both parents with master's degrees or better earning less that the average white family with a high school education.If you know history and you understand how the institution of slavery was waged you will see exactly what happend. The black male was stripped of his manhood, leaving the black women soley dependent on the european for her needs either directly or indirectly while at the same time the black males is rendered helpless and unable to do anything to protect his woman. Which i suggest forces the black woman subconciously to lose respect for the black male because he is helpless in the ability to protect her and she relies on her own ability and the kindness of the european for her survival . So ok sistas get better jobs they are in corporations, but if you understand the plan, you will see that she is still as much dependent on the white man as she was during slavery.In the Willie Lynch letter "the making of a slave " a blueprint was made on how to control the slaves and it was through the woman. they would take the strongest black male and strip him down in front of the black woman and child and completely humiliate him right before the her eyes causing her so much trauma she reverts to a mentally frozen state. This mental states causes her to instill complete role reversals when raising her offsprings. Seeing what happens to the males she teaches the male offspring to be physically strong but mentally weak. She teaches the female to be strong and aggressive because she knows the white master doesnt see her as a threat and more so it plays directly into the game plan of the european, you have the black woman as the head of the house hold leading the family and you have hte black man , used basically as a horse doing the work and breeding but taking no part in the raising of the family because after all he had no rights no authority as a man over his family, everything she needs to survive she has to get directly or indirectly from the white man. I submit this is essentially the state we are in right now. the black woman stuck in this frozen state, and the black man largely stuck with such psychological damage unable to assert himself as a man , forced to the margins of society and made to be deocile because his very nature is a threat. The european was so arrogant as to assert ," dont worry about the present think about the future, because no matter how hard the black man tries he cannot get pass the frozen mental of the black woman" so in essence the black woman is an agent for the white man, ie the system becauses she trains the offspring to be totally dependent on the european for every basic need. I know people will disagree and thats cool i welcome the debate, but lets get away from the superficial argument of miseducation and income , into the argument of mental heath and the make up of the black family.