Eugene Cane (an African American writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) tackles the tough social question regarding single parenting in the African-American community. An issue, which he believes has an impact on everything from crime to education to poverty.
“Why are there so many out-of-wedlock births in the African-American community?” He asks, and presents statistics indicating that nearly 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock - surely an incredible figure.
Interviews with 162 low-income white, African-American and Hispanic women in Philadelphia are summarized and synthesized by sociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas in a book “Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage,” published by the University of Californiaarriage,” published by the University of California Press.
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