#Baltimore: Where the Progressives Get It All Wrong

#Baltimore: Where the Progressives Get It All Wrong

Here’s the most viral video to come from the Baltimore riots — at least so far. It shows what is assumed to be one angry momma smacking her son upside the head as he’s on his way to join the rioting thugs.

We cheered her. We made internet memes of the smack down of her truant son.

MommaI cheered her on as well, but I also found myself asking, Does the boy have a father in the house?

The sad truth is, he probably doesn’t. And despite all the hand-wringing by liberals that the problems in the inner city black community come from the evil police, or lack of jobs, or poor schools, or lack of ‘activities’ for youth — or that time-worn canard, the “legacy of slavery” — I believe the source for that community’s dysfunction stem from the lack of marriage between the parents of these kids.

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