Black families five decades after the Moynihan report

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Black families five decades after the Moynihan report

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  1. Rob Bligh's avatar
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    As a member of the legal profession, I sometimes find myself imagining the historical changes that might have resulted if just one of the dozen or so attorneys who served prison time for Nixon's Watergate Scandal had simply said, "Hey, guys. We should not be doing this shit. It's a crime and it's wrong."

    Lately, I have also imagined the historical changes that might have resulted if a significant number of educators had stood up in 1965 when Congress was deciding to adopt ESEA and said, "Hey, guys. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is right. The problems of these innocent kids who are condemned to live in chaotic and otherwise inadequate households are not school problems. And they are not problems that schools can solve. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act is based on 'politically correct' nonsense. It must fail. When it fails, don't come bitchin' to us. We have warned you and we are not going to take the fall for your poor judgement and political cowardice."
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