The recent execution-style mass murder in Newark, NJ has sparked an avalanche of response from politicians, civic-leaders and community activists. None of that response comes close to touching on the fact that most kids in Newark grow up in fatherless homes. Nor will anybody say out loud that a disproportionate percentage of fatherless kids wind up in trouble. Steven Malanga writes on the subject in City Journal magazine.
Do kids need fathers or will they turn out just as well in single-parent households headed by the mother? YOU TELL ME.