Bob Herbert is a respected and decorated opinion columnist for The New York Times. On the paper’s website he’s referred to as a journalist known for his “fearless articulation of unpopular truths.”
This past Monday Mr. Herbert lived up to his billing when he opined about the heartbreaking state of the African-American family.
The veteran columnist served up a one-two punch. After noting that black boys and girls are three times more likely to live in single-parent households than white children and twice as likely to have a parent without a full-time job, he dove directly into the heart of the crisis:
The first and most important step (to fix the problem) would be a major effort to begin knitting the black family back together.