The Single Culprit Responsible for “The Fall” of the Black Family

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In a social media conversation this week, a colleague of mine asked a hot-button question: “Is government assistance responsible for the fall of the Black family?” Though I have heard this question asked before, I assumed its central premise — that the modern government is somehow responsible for family decay in Black communities — had been proven false and set aside…