So yes, Congresswoman Lee, I believe there has been a “tailspin of culture” in which nearly three quarters of blacks born in America today are not blessed to have a mother and a father living under one roof. Rather than accuse Rep. Ryan of being racist, why don’t you call out the young black men who impregnate young black women before moving on to be a “baby daddy” to yet another young black woman whose chances of graduating from high school or college become daunting.
Were Ryan’s words a bit clumsy? Yes. In a report published earlier today in the New York Daily News Ryan offered: “It is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make. I was not implicating the culture of one community—but of society as a whole.”
There is something wrong with our society today that finds nothing wrong with over 40 per cent of our children born into a single parent household. If there isn’t a “tailspin of culture” that ignores the significant black out of wedlock birthrate in the United States today, our society is in trouble.