Are Single Parent Homes to Blame for High Murder Rate in Black Community?

Is there a genocide occurring in the black community? According to The Spokesman Review, African Americans represent 12.6 percent of the nation’s population, but account for 50 percent of the murder victims.

African American men are incarcerated in prison at alarming numbers. With African American men turning up either dead or incarcerated this leaves the African American family household irreparable.

When young men grow up without a father in the household, this begins a generational trend of boys not knowing how to become men. Young men fail to know how to maintain a loving a relationship with their spouse and how to rear their young boys.

The question African Americans need to ask is how to break this cycle. The only way to break the cycle is to attack the root.

African American men are targeted for crimes they or may not have committed. As seen in Trayvon Martin’s case and countless other African Americans’ cases, we know racial profiling is to blame.

Do you think the absence of the father in the household is to blame for criminal activity in the black community? Tell us what you think.