I strongly agree with President Obama that there are the rich who seized from the poor and are responsible for the economic injustice. I agree with Bud Stevenson that children of two-parent homes have a greater change of academic success than those with only one parent.
Unfortunately, slavery affected African-American families. African-Americans were prohibited from learning to read and write. The good old boys refuse to negotiate with President Obama in signing the immigration law, so they will continue to separate families.
As a child in Tennessee, my father purchased my schoolbooks from white schools, books with missing pages, half pages and the old negative word for black people marked throughout the books.
Some years ago, California had a humiliating program for single mothers on welfare with children over the age of 6, called “Manpower Development and Training Act.”
The welfare checks, with the county social worker snooping in your bathroom to count toothbrushes and snooping in your bedroom closet to make sure there was no male clothing. The father had no visitation rights. With one parent, most children will do well in school if they know they are loved, have good nutrition and good Obama health insurance. My daughter Vivian graduated with two degrees, third in her class, from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
An 11-year-old child standing alone recently looked me in the face with tears and said, “I got used to being hungry.” This child did not need a kitchen table to eat the slice of pizza I paid for, probably the only food for that day.
I want my 40 acres and a mule.