Thursday, June 5, 2014

Instead of Pushing INTACT Families .. Obama Urges Substitute Fathers

I guess he doesn't want to upset his base .. Do you think?
President Barack Obama’s new report on fatherless kids doesn’t include a single mention of the words “marriage” or “married.” 
The report admits that fatherlessness almost doubles the failure rate among African-American and Latino kids, yet it calls for government to arrange substitute fathers for huge numbers of fatherless boys and girls instead of binding fathers to their kids via marriage.
“The President is calling on Americans interested in getting involved in My Brother’s Keeper to sign up as long-term mentors to young people,” according to the White House press statement that accompanies the report, which is titled “Opportunity for All: My Brother’s Keeper.” 
“This effort will engage Americans from all walks of life to sign up to develop sustained and direct mentoring relationships that will play vital roles in the lives of young people,” it declares.
The White House’s focus on substitute fathers will likely widen economic gaps, which have widened to record levels under his administration. Wealthier Americans — including many outspoken liberals such as Obama and his wife — tend to follow the traditional “life script” of education first, then marriage, then childrearing, even as they promote family “diversity” for others.
In contrast, government does little to help lower-income Americans recognize or stay on that script. 
Obama commissioned the report following the 2012 Florida shooting of African-American youth from a broken family, Trayvon Martin. He was shot by a Hispanic-American neighborhood watch volunteer during a late-night fight.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'll support this by staying married to my husband, the father of our children. It's often not easy, but it is doable. BTW, marriage before children is never a bad thing.