The Conservative Journalist Goes on ABC’s “This Week” to Give His Thoughts on Issues Regarding Equality
This weekend, the country celebrated a milestone in its history as thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to honor the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington. But as Wednesday marks half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream Speech,” many are realizing that very little has changed for the black community.
A quick look at the numbers makes it clear that although the country has made strides toward achieving equality, there’s still a long way to go. During a discussion on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Pulitzer-prize winning journalist George Will attributed a large portion of Black America’s plight to the number of single-mother households in the community.
According to a 2010 study, 72 percent of black children are born to unwed mothers, a sharp contrast to the 24 percent detailed in the Moynihan Report.
“A young social scientist from Harvard working in the Labor Department published a report,” Will said. “His name was Daniel Patrick Moynahan. He said, ‘There is a crisis in the African American community, because 24 percent of African American children are born to unmarried women. Today it’s tripled to 72 percent. That, and not an absence of rights, is surely the biggest impediment.”
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