Since the end of slavery, there has always existed inequality between
the labor force participation of black women and men, which caused an
imbalance in the roles of husband and wife, even before desegregation.
But since 1980, the black family institution has declined precipitously.
The vast majority of blacks born in this country are born into
single-parent households, mostly run by single black women.
Unfortunately, the black community has been all too willing to give them what they want. You want me to speak Ebonics? Fine, I’ll show you Ebonics in return for a government education grant. You want to fund welfare instead of businesses? Fine, we’ll make sure to have plenty of children out of wedlock so as to qualify. The effect of liberal intervention into almost all aspects of black American life, while in some ways well-intentioned, has suffered from the law of unintended consequences: Despite the billions spent on government programs for minorities, fully 50 years after the "Great Society" was instituted, the majority of black Americans are worse off both politically and economically than before the civil rights movement began.