Children will not benefit, reports James Freeman in the WSJ, as Black Lives Matter seeks many societal changes, including family relations.
From Black Lives Matter website:
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
What would life be like in BLM’s collective village after the dissolving of two-parent families? Who can say, but Mr. Freeman is encouraged that at least BLM suggests that participation is voluntary.
“The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home”
Citing the benefits of the nuclear family in Congress’s Joint Economic Committee committee staffers Rachel Sheffield and Scott Winship explain why this trend is nothing to celebrate:
Researchers have well established that children raised by married parents do better on a wide array of outcomes. They have stronger relationships with their parents, particularly with their fathers. They are also much less likely to experience physical, emotional or sexual abuse. They have better health, exhibit less aggression, are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior, have greater educational achievement, and earn more as adults. They are also far less likely to live in poverty.
The report also quotes Princeton sociologist Sara McLanahan:
If we were asked to design a system for making sure that children’s basic needs were met, we would probably come up with something quite similar to the two-parent ideal.
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