(By way of contrast, as of the last numbers I have heard in the press, today, around 65% of all newly born black babies will be born into homes in…

(By way of contrast, as of the last numbers I have heard in the press, today, around 65% of all newly born black babies will be born into homes in which their fathers are not present! Sowell cites some statistics later in this reading showing the dramatic disintegration of black families during our Great Society phase when compared to pre-1960s data.) Argued that this general break up of black families was caused by the perverse moral incentives associated with Americas massive welfare program and that the black community is weaker and worse off, on whole, as a result. Now maybe he is wrong in his assessmentbut what if he is correct? Wouldnt that represent a profound irony and tragedy that deserves serious attention?