Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
The truth is the antiseptic – ouch!
Source: Jack Cashill
On Father’s Day 2008, candidate Barack Obama made his most honest speech on race, maybe his only halfway honest speech on race. The media barely noticed.
The site was the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. From the pulpit Obama spoke to the gathered voters — excuse me, congregants — with uncharacteristic audacity. He reminded his audience that too many black fathers were missing from “too many homes.” He knew something of the phenomenon himself given that his father “left us when I was two years old.” Yes, that con again.
Putting aside for a moment his personal story, however fictitious, Obama made the traditionally conservative argument that fatherless children were five times more likely to grow up poor, nine times more likely to drop out of school, and twenty times more likely to get into serious trouble than children who grow up with both parents.
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