8 Important Statistics that Black America Needs To Recognize Now

February 9, 2011  |  

Single Mothers


According to the most recent government figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “72 percent of black mothers are unwed which eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans.”  To be sure, these statistics do not imply that babies born to unwed mothers will be unsuccessful or devoid of opportunities.  However, the data does bespeak of the need for more fathers in the home who are involved in their child’s life.

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