About half the marriages in our lifetime will end in divorce. Divorce takes a toll on the husband and wife as well as the family dynamic. As a result, children of unhappily wed couples often show signs of turmoil, emotional detachment and despair. The Center for Marriages and Families at the Institute for American Values indicates that divorce rates are higher in black households, and that divorce is affecting more black children, than any other ethnic group.
Here are just a few different ways that divorce impacts black youth: