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Black vs. White Child Poverty and the Impact of Marriage

by Randall Hoven
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"I travel the country and see these patterns in every community - stories of 12 year old children killed in the cross fire between knuckleheads selling drugs, the 14 year olds with a sealed envelop as their first step into the criminal justice system, the young males who become fathers and not held responsible, the young women having children and moving back in with their mothers and grandmothers, and the young people who choose not to learn standard English.

"If I have to make a choice between keeping quiet so that conservative media does not speak negatively or ringing the bell to galvanize those who want change in the lower economic community, then I choose to be a bell ringer.
-- Bill Cosby

[See graph: Child_Poverty] Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Curren


Added: Mar-7-2010 Occurred On: Mar-6-2010
By: copperdog3
Tags: poverty, black, white, african american, caucasian, poverty, wedlock, marriage, married, single mothers
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