Pastor: Black families made a lot more progress as slaves
Black people should blame themselves for the current state of the black community, according to Tony Evans of the Urban Alternative ministry.
“The biggest problem in Black America today is the breakdown of the family,” he explained. “The breakdown of the family is unraveling us as a community. When 70 percent plus of your children are being born out of wedlock and the fathers are not there to tend to them, you’ve got chaos in the community. That’s crime, that’s unemployment and most of these kids are going to be raised in poverty. So and that’s something we control. That’s something we control.”
“The white man is not making you do that. He’s not forcing you into that position. That’s a convenient out.”
Evans added black families had become weaker since the United States abolished slavery.
“In slavery when we did not have laws on our side, the community on our side, the government on our side, the broader community on our side, our families were a lot stronger. We were a lot more unified and we made a lot more progress. We’re going through regression right now and a lot of that is because of decision-making we are responsible for.”
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