“The key to beating poverty is not about beating racism, as nice as that might be to do. The key to beating poverty is to educate people. In the black community right now, 78% of kids that are born are born out of wedlock. That is no father in the household to be there to control the kid, to make sure the kid gets a good education, to make sure the kid goes to school, to make sure the kid doesn’t get in trouble. When 78% of those families are broken up, what makes that kid believe that the education he’s getting in high school is something he has to have to come out of the poverty level. And the answer is simple: nothing.”
This is like the perfect encapsulation of everything your racist brother-in-law says at the Christmas party, followed by a defensive comment about how it’s science, of course. Even assuming this clownstick was correct (which of course no), what exactly about being raised by a single mother makes you give up on high school automatically? If he said something about presuming a lack of parental support for education which then led to dropout rates, that would be one thing, but instead it’s single parent = diplomas are bullshit. I have no dad, and therefore I hate books.