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I think it is very challenging to raise children -- particularly boys -- in poorer areas where there are other adult males who are not good role models.

There. I think it's true now.

I think there's rather too much emphasis placed on the role of single mothers in these situations and not enough on the simple fact that young men (in particular) who feel, for whatever reason, that they have been abandoned by or are outside society are inclined not to be very nice to that society. Humans aren't very nice animals, especillay when we're young.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 04:30:54 PM EST
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And, of course, the single mothers themselves are abadoned too - by the fathers of their children and the State at the same time.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:48:36 PM EST
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