This is one of the most massive elephants in the American living room.
The absence of the father in the average black American household. It's definitely not exclusively a black issue, but it's just accepted as the way it is-people aren't supposed to talk about it. It's reverse racism. Don't black children deserve a chance to grow up with the best chance of success possible. Or in the case of Chicago-with the best chance of living past their elementary school years?
However, and unfortunately-many other places in the Western world are faring no better.
This is the saddest article I've read over the past few days.
British kids want fathers for Christmas.