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 Fifty years ago Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his groundbreaking federal study, //The Negro Family: The Case for National Action//​.((Daniel P. Moynihan, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action (1965),” //African American Male Research// (1997). Available at Fifty years ago Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his groundbreaking federal study, //The Negro Family: The Case for National Action//​.((Daniel P. Moynihan, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action (1965),” //African American Male Research// (1997). Available at
-[[http://​www.dol.gov/​oasam/​programs/​history/​webid-meynihan.htm]].)) In his introduction Moynihan stated, “At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.” Since then, that deterioration has accelerated dramatically. Today, only 17 percent of black teenagers reach age 17 in a family with both their biological parents married.((See chart 2 in [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B28.pdf|The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection]])) In no state does family intactness exceed 30 percent.+[[http://​www.dol.gov/​oasam/​programs/​history/​webid-meynihan.htm]].)) In his introduction Moynihan stated, “At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.” Since then, that deterioration has accelerated dramatically. Today, only 17 percent of black teenagers reach age 17 in a family with both their biological parents married.((See chart 2 in [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​fifth-annual-index-of-belonging-and-rejection/|The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection]])) In no state does family intactness exceed 30 percent.
  
 {{ :​state_ranking_for_blacks_2.png?​direct&​700 |States in Rank Order by Family Belonging Index among Blacks}} {{ :​state_ranking_for_blacks_2.png?​direct&​700 |States in Rank Order by Family Belonging Index among Blacks}}
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 {{ :​us_out-of-wedlock_birth_rate_of_teenagers_by_race.png?​direct&​600 |U.S. Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate of Teenage Women by Race/ Ethnicity}} {{ :​us_out-of-wedlock_birth_rate_of_teenagers_by_race.png?​direct&​600 |U.S. Out-of-Wedlock Birth Rate of Teenage Women by Race/ Ethnicity}}
  
-However, black youth are still far more likely than Hispanic or white youth to have had sexual intercourse. According to the Center of Disease Control’s “Youth Risk Behavior Surveys,” in 2011 about 41 percent of black (non-Hispanic) adolescents have had sex compared to 33.5 percent of Hispanic teenagers and 32.4 percent of white (non-Hispanic) teenagers. Similarly, black teenage women are most likely to give birth out-of-wedlock—slightly more than Hispanic teenagers, and significantly more than white teenagers.((See [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B29.pdf|The State of the Black Family]].))+However, black youth are still far more likely than Hispanic or white youth to have had sexual intercourse. According to the Center of Disease Control’s “Youth Risk Behavior Surveys,” in 2011 about 41 percent of black (non-Hispanic) adolescents have had sex compared to 33.5 percent of Hispanic teenagers and 32.4 percent of white (non-Hispanic) teenagers. Similarly, black teenage women are most likely to give birth out-of-wedlock—slightly more than Hispanic teenagers, and significantly more than white teenagers.((See [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​state-of-the-black-family/|The State of the Black Family]].))
  
 Not surprising, given their high rate of sexual activity, black individuals are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with an HIV than people of other races/ ethnicities. ​ Not surprising, given their high rate of sexual activity, black individuals are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with an HIV than people of other races/ ethnicities. ​
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 =====2. Family Structure===== =====2. Family Structure=====
  
-The intact, married black family is rapidly disappearing. According to 2008-2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, only 17 percent of black teenagers have been raised by their married, biological parents.((Patrick F. Fagan and Christina Hadford, //The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection//,​ Marriage and Religion Research Institute, 2015. Available at [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B28.pdf]]. \\+The intact, married black family is rapidly disappearing. According to 2008-2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, only 17 percent of black teenagers have been raised by their married, biological parents.((Patrick F. Fagan and Christina Hadford, //The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection//,​ Marriage and Religion Research Institute, 2015. Available at [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​fifth-annual-index-of-belonging-and-rejection/]]. \\
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-This entry draws heavily from [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B28.pdf| The Fifth Annual Index of Belonging and Rejection]] and [[http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15B29.pdf|The State of the Black Family]].)) )) This is less than half the number of black children raised in intact families in 1950. +This entry draws heavily from [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​fifth-annual-index-of-belonging-and-rejection/| The Fifth Annual Index of Belonging and Rejection]] and [[http://marri.us/research/​research-papers/​state-of-the-black-family/|The State of the Black Family]].)) )) This is less than half the number of black children raised in intact families in 1950. 
  
 {{ :​1950_vs._2012-_change_in_family_belonging_of_white_and_black_families.png?​direct&​500 |1950 versus 2012: Change in Family Belonging in White and Black Families}} {{ :​1950_vs._2012-_change_in_family_belonging_of_white_and_black_families.png?​direct&​500 |1950 versus 2012: Change in Family Belonging in White and Black Families}}