Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I Knew My Dad - Not My Mother (Says A Lot)

"Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama thundered to long, loud and vigorous applause from a Father’s Day Chicago church crowd that black fathers don’t engage with their children.

A month before Obama made this stereotypical and plainly false assertion, Boston University professor Rebekah Levine Coley, in a comprehensive study on the black family, found that black fathers who aren’t in the home are much more likely to sustain regular contact with their children than absentee white fathers, or for that matter, fathers of any other ethnic group. The study is not an obscure study buried in the thick pages of a musty academic journal. It was widely cited in a feature article on black fathers in the May 19, 2008 issue of
Newsweek. There was no excuse then to spout this myth. The facts are totally contrary to Obama’s knock."

-- Earl Ofari Hutchinson, putting the lie to another of Barack Obama's (many) NewAge lies, for Pajama's Media

The man couldn't tell the truth if his life depended on it. Shit, he's a black man himself. Asshole.