Saturday, April 18, 2009

Memo to the President

David Blankenhorn

"You wrote your first book about your father, and about fatherhood, and by all accounts you are a loving father and good husband. Our nation desperately needs more such men. There are plenty of worrisome statistics about the current state of our civil society, but to me here is by far the most worrisome: More than half of all U.S. children today are likely to spend at least a significant portion of their childhoods living apart from their fathers. For African American children, tragically, that figure is at least 80 percent."

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