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Family breakdown goes biracial
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I know from past experience that I’m going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there’s little evidence that it fights crime. I bring this up in response to the sincere, well-meaning readers who say that we won’t be able to do anything -- anything -- about urban violence until we reverse the decline of marriage in African-American households. I’m as troubled as any other concerned black parent about the rise in out-of-wedlock births in black America since the 1950s.