Every day for the last few years, both leftist politicians and the mainstream media have been pushing the narrative that everything that is wrong in America is due to “systemic racism.”
Kids on drugs? Systemic racism.
Kids committing suicide? Systemic racism.
Kids dropping out of school? System racism.
Kids in prison? Systemic racism.
The problem with that narrative, though, is that it’s just not true. There is a much simpler, and, sadly, much more pervasive issue in our culture that is the biggest factor in determining all of these problems. Martha Rosenberg writes,
Twelve years ago in her 2009 book “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America,” conservative author Ann Coulter proposed [that children from single mothers have challenges] in a chapter called “Victim of a Crime? Thank a Single Mother” and received immediate and lasting media black eyes.
It wasn’t that Coulter didn’t do her statistical homework. She documented that children raised in single-mother homes “are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.”
It wasn’t that Coulter blamed divorced, separated, and widowed women, often victims of circumstance, in her indictment; she confined her wrath to those who choose to be a single mother.
When Coulter shared this information on the television show, The View, the leftist hosts there, of course, freaked out.
Why? Because leftists go insane about this idea. They want to keep saying that a woman doesn’t need a man (ever notice how you don’t tend to hear men saying that they don’t need women?) and that kids are just as healthy and secure and safe in a single mother home.
Don’t believe it. Rosenberg notes that a study in the journal Psychology, Crime, & Law said that “Growing up in single-parent families is associated with an elevated risk of involvement in crime by adolescents.”
And this study isn’t even remotely the only one showing a similar correlation.
Now, no one with any decency criticizes a woman who has found herself as a single parent through no fault of her own. That’s tragic, and these women deserve both our support and respect. Men around these women should be reaching out to help be fathers to those children to help those kids grow up to be as healthy as possible.
That being said, we also need to be honest about the issue. People who choose to be single parents are choosing to put their kids at risk, and the most selfish thing that a person can do is to sacrifice your child for your personal wants.
What do you think? Is Ann Coulter right or way off base? Tell us below.