We're Getting a Lot of Bad Press
In our Black community, we understand the beauty of multi-generational families, and, if you’re like me, you’re super tight with your grandparents, your aunties and uncles, and many other members of your extended families.
Many of our Black families are non-traditional in structure. For example, 70 percent of all Black children are raised in single-parent households. While families headed by single parents have often proved just as effective as two-parent families in raising children, the most critical danger facing non-traditional households is poverty.
70 percent... This number gets us a lot of bad press.
The high number of single-parent families in the Black community is caused by many different problems. What do you think some are? How does growing up with one parent or guardian make things different for a kid? What kind of community or family support would make it easier for these families to do well?
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