The following is an excerpt from The Black Man’s Guide Out of Poverty: For Black Men Who Demand Better, by Aaron Clarey, better known as Captain Capitalism.
No matter what the media tells you,
No matter what politicians say
And no matter what Oprah says,
Families need fathers.
This “heroic single mother” bullshit is precisely that – bullshit.
Because of a myriad of reasons (beyond the scope of this book) there is a social, political, and economic push to marginalize fathers in today’s society, belittling the role they play in both society and the family. In return, they exalt single motherhood, single parenthood, and pretty much any other form of the family as long as it isn’t the normal, nuclear family, and as long as it doesn’t have a father.
Unfortunately, this skewed approach has had the disastrous consequences you’d expect it to have when you more or less dismiss or kick out an entire sex from society. Divorce, broken families, broken children, crime, psychological problems, recession, lower economic growth, increased bankruptcies, drug addiction, alcoholism, you name it, nearly every problem we have today in the US is (at least in-part) due to the lack of strong, manly fathers in today’s families.