Father’s Day 2019: 1 in 4 U.S. children live in fatherless homes

Today is Father’s Day.

Happy Father’s Day to all the men who are real dads instead of mere sperm-donors!

For more on the read dads, see the Pew Research Center’s “8 facts about American dads“.

But shame on the mere sperm-donors.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017, 19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. As fathers.com puts it: “If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.”

The sperm-donors, by their absence in their children’s lives, are responsible for a whole host of their children’s problems and social ills.

In 2013, the worst states are:

  • Mississippi, where 36.2% of children lived in fatherless homes.
  • Louisiana: 34.4%
  • Alabama: 30.7%

Not coincidentally, blacks make up large percentages of the population in those states:

That this is not a coincidence is confirmed by 2012 U.S. Census Bureau statistics:

  • More than half (57.6%) of America’s black children lived absent their biological fathers.
  • 31.2% of Hispanic children and 20.7% of white children lived in fatherless homes.

Just as #BlackLivesMatter are silent on the vast numbers of black babies being aborted and the black-on-black homicides in cities like Chicago and Detroit, they are silent on the epidemic of black men abandoning their children. Instead, #BlackLivesMatter blame whities for blacks’ social ills, and vocal spokesmen like Colin Kaepernick and Spike Lee make showy, grandstanding virtue-signaling.

~Eowyn

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Alma
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Alma

How lucky all that have a Dad. Although He+ is not here I feel my Papa’s presence- He was wisdom, love, caring, strict and a gentleman. Hope we can join Him some place, some time. May all the Dads subscribing to FOTM have a lovely Father’s Day.

William
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William

Indeed, shame on the sperm donors who have allowed themselves to be defined almost out of existence. When white men are depicted at all now it is as bumbling inept drones, if they have any purpose at all it is to impregnate women and then disappear. Fatherhood is an anachronism, irrelevant. It’s all women and negroes now, all the time. A drug advert: I asked my doctor and SHE said…We have bring your daughter to work day; forget bringing your son to work dad, he’s been diagnosed with Toxic Masculinity and is too heavily medicated. From my experience kids raised… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Most of us who had a Dad in the home are or were lucky. I grieve for these poor children who are born to women who disrespect themselves, and the lives of their unborn, by virtue of the fact that they participate in bringing children into their lives when there will be no father there to help raise these children. It is true that particularly in the black community, these young people have been sold a bill of goods. They think that putting one over on whitey and collecting a welfare check pays the white community back for the ills… Read more »

cwgf
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cwgf

This is why they want government to be their daddy.

Freeland_Dave
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Freeland_Dave

Pertaining to ‘virtue signaling’ who makes that decision? When it comes to virtue none of us are truly virtuous as, according to the Word of God, “All have sinned,” the act of a non-virtuous person, “and come short of the glory of God.”

So you may understand why I am asking who makes that determination.

Jackie Puppet
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I also wish women who take on the role of “dad”, a Happy Father’s Day as well.

My daughter once wished me a Happy Mother’s Day cause she said I was more of a mom than her mom was.

By that same token, I rent a house (separate units) with 3 Mexican females, and the mom is about my age – “dad” walked out a long while back. Her oldest daughter, works full-time, and has a side job as well, is the breadwinner of their family.

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Thanks for standing in the gap,Gramps GRIZZ.
My shortcomings are not your fault.
My greatest respect to the MEN,that raised their children.
Happy Fathers Day MEN!!!!

Lophatt
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Lophatt

If you ask me its all about expectations. “Creating” a child is the easy part. It’s after you’ve done that that it gets interesting. Mainly it is a matter of putting someone you are completely responsible for ahead of yourself. In these days of social engineered change it is important for them to remove any expectations. Even in the black community, especially in the South, the expectation was that children would be raised with two parents. With the move North, away from their native churches and that influence, things took a turn for the worse. Now, with the leftists hyping… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks. liberals!!

CalGirl
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CalGirl

I owe all that I am as a productive and caring adult to my adoptive Father, my maternal GrandDad (and, his mother, my Great-grandmother). Mom was talented & had many attributes, but suffered depression and prescription drug abuse my entire life with her, which was most sad in my growing up years. She was unable, but these stalwart pillars of my life kept me buoyed/afloat and mentally healthy, with my eyes on a productive future for myself. Meanwhile, they also remained supportive of my mother until, in her later years, she finally overcame many of her demons. Through her last… Read more »

Watertender
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Watertender

My father was an 8th grade dropout that could fix anything. He worked construction for over 50 years and taught many graduate engineers how to make things work. He had his demons and we had a strained relationship at times but he was hard working and honest. When he drank he was a mean drunk but gave it up in his mid 40’s. By that time I was working the engine rooms and boiler rooms of ships and towboats. We were ok with each other but never really close. He always covered for my mother and brother who were drug… Read more »

Alexandra
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Alexandra

My husband and I are divorced, sadly…not my choice. Please pray that we will reconcile. Our son misses his dad. Fortunately he sees his dad a lot, as his dad watches him while I work. But he needs a full-time father, not just part-time.