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Happy Father’s Day to our real national treasures

Juan Williams, in his column today calls Obama, as a father and husband, a national treasure.

I find that laughable in light of the previous blog I wrote. I don’t see where he’s been enabling or encouraging or setting an example for young black men in this country to be better and more responsible fathers and men to the children they sire. On the contrary. His presidency has empowered these angry men to be more extreme and more destructive.

Even Williams agrees that the statistics in the minority community are appalling.  He states that 2 out of 3 black children are born into one parent homes: no fathers in the home.

This is unacceptable and why the black community accepts this is inexcusable.  It’s bad enough that in America, at large today, 1 in 3 children are born without a father present. No one should accept this as normal.

All psychologists and sociologists agree that children fare better in life, are more successful adults with a strong, loving father in the home.  They are less likely to end up in jail, which is epidemic in the minority communities. They are more likely to finish high school and less likely to be teenage parents.

But instead of taking responsibility for failing their children, they blame their awful fate on the white community.  White America has oppressed them, kept them from entering the business world, kept them from equal opportunities. And all this in the specter of affirmative action, that White Americans passed into law.

On this Father’s Day, I’d like to say thank you to our real national treasures: to men like my father and the father of my children who were/are active in our lives, who helped raise me and my children, who were the loving and strong figures that all children need in their lives.  You set a wonderful example for your sons. And I thank you both for that, too.

And Happy Father’s Day to all who stood like men to parent and love their children.