Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised with Married Parents

Lauretta Brown, CNS News, May 7, 2015

A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family.

The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is “one of the five least intact counties of America,” along with Cuyahoga, Ohio; the Bronx, N.Y.; the District of Columbia; and Shelby County, Tenn.


“There is a profound crisis in the black community, not just in Baltimore, but nationwide–the crisis is in marriage and family,” Bishop E. W. Jackson, Family Research Council Senior Fellow for Church Ministries and President of S.T.A.N.D, said in a statement on the study.

“Seventy two percent of children are born out of wedlock. Too many fathers are missing from the home, and an alarming number of mothers are still children themselves. Boys in these circumstances are inculcated with the values of the streets, and become susceptible to every negative influence.” Jackson continued.



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  • james AZ

    Black live matter screwed up big time. WELFARE, CRIMES and mess up inner cities in USA.

  • No surprise; the median Baltimore City black IQ is 76, 0.6 SD lower than the national black median.

    • Atheist Realist

      Where’d you find that info from?

    • listenupbub

      They probably have been less mixed with whites. They are closer to the true black IQ.

      • Mr. L

        They’re closer genetically to the great apes.

    • De Doc

      Dang. That’s almost in the territory of formal intellectual disability. A bit less IQ and they could add SSI disability payments to the already long list of gub’mt subsidies

      • Earl P. Holt III

        They already bees knowin dat, and has already dun took advantage of dat, nowotimsayen…?

    • Light from the East

      Next Detroit for sure.

      • Dale McNamee

        Or ” Detoilet ” as it known by some…

        ” Baltitoilet ” has a nice ring to it… /sarc

    • Earl P. Holt III

      How did they manage to breed so many black “geniuses” in one geographic location…?

      • Blacks with average black IQs (85 or so) left, leaving the extreme dummies to their bell curve lonely hearts club.

  • Oil Can Harry

    US blacks are reverting to African norms. So let’s ship them back to the Dark(ie) Continent.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      How about HALF-WAY BACK…?

  • HJ11

    It’s not the number of married parents that matters; it is the race of the people.

    • APaige

      That is so true. Conservatives always point out that if more Black kids were raised with a father they would be better off. That COULD be true, but what type of father would a man be that abandoned their family by choice or because of criminal activity? Like the magic wand of marriage would make Blacks smarter and less prone to crime.

      • Lexonaut

        “… if more Black kids were raised with a father they would be better off. That COULD be true ..”

        My wife believes that snippet of what you wrote. (I know I’m quoting you out of context.) However, she saw the riots with her own eyes on Fox news no less, so now when I ask if I may read the odd race realism piece to her, she’ll usually allow it instead of angrily telling me that I’m hanging out with kooks whose views she does not hear.

        It takes time to overcome a whole lifetime of cultural indoctrination — three years, in my case — so I recognize that she’s just starting down the path to enlightenment and I need to be patient.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          She needs to see the nine-minute film of a South African “necklacing” — “stolen” by a Swedish film crew — where all participants are nigro, including the victim…

          • Lexonaut

            I don’t think she could ever bring herself to watch. I saw it years ago — the key moments, anyway — and once was enough. I don’t watch the ISIS beheading films either, I’ll take everybody’s word.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            It made me sick in the pit of my stomach. Where did you see it?

          • Lexonaut

            On broadcast TV, believe it or not.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            She needs to see the pictures of children, infants, the elderly, etc horribly tortured in the S. African farm murders. EVERYONE needs to see those pictures. I know you love your wife but she needs to know what they truly are, and what they’re capable of, and what they WILL do when they seize control. That’s not kookery, it’s actually happening and every single white person on the planet should be forced to see it. Those babies should be burned into the minds and hearts of every white person and never forgotten.

          • Lexonaut

            I’ve told her about these things. She’s not the fainting type, she’s been a working nurse for many years, both OR, hospital floor, home health and now hospice.

            But she will no more look at those photos than I will. If what she views as a reputable news source starts talking about the atrocities, then and only then will she believe the stories. The and only then will she accept that the photos are not being used out of context.

            She’s getting there, and at some point she’ll understand even without looking at the photos. She believes me now that a Bosnian white man was beaten to death with hammers by blacks in Saint Louis county last fall. As a home health nurse she understands the full implications of their burning the CVS pharmacy in their own neighborhood. In fact, she had to educate me on why the mayor had begged CVS to put a store in there.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Has she ever noticed that those “reputable” news sources ROUTINELY refuse to identify the race of a violent criminal, even when the perp is “at-large” and broadcasting his race might help in his apprehension…?

          • Lexonaut

            We play a game …

            A story about violent crime comes up on the local news. Then I make a guess about the race of the perp based on the nature of the crime. Then I look it up on the internet and give her the facts. I’m right about 70% of the time, I will guesstimate.

          • It’s the wicked racial profiling trick. It’s one of the most valuable skills one can have.

            Not only can it help you figure out who when they won’t tell us who (e.g. man robs convenience store on Martin Luther King Avenue, which means black doer and Indo-Pak victim), it can sometimes help you exclude certain people. For instance, if someone steals a bunch of books from a book store, you know it’s not black.

          • Lexonaut

            “For instance, if someone steals a bunch of books from a book store, you know it’s not black.”

            You forgot to mention workboots from a shoe store.

          • texasoysterman

            For instance, if someone steals a bunch of books from a book store, you know it’s not black.

            Funny and mostly true, but not always. I worked 12 years in a bookstore that went Chapter 11. Most of the shop lifters stole high-priced computer and medical books.
            About 80% of the thieves were negro.
            I assume these items were fenced.
            There was plenty of multi-media stock stolen as well.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            In what circumstances do you err…?

          • Lexonaut

            I tend to think that all knife wielders are Hispanic, and I tend to think that only blacks kick people in the head after they’ve been knocked down.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            …and you were wrong 30% of the time…?

          • Lexonaut

            Yes. Even blacks carry knives instead of guns sometimes — just look at the Baltimore fracas. And whites carry knives too. (And when I was a kid in NYC I carried a single edge razor blade in my wallet.)

            As for head kickings and stompings, put enough booze into someone with Irish genes such as half of mine are and you’ll sometimes get the same gratuitous cruel behavior as blacks consistently engage in.

            So the stereotypes are useful predictors but they’re not perfect. (And they don’t have to be.)

          • Earl P. Holt III

            After the Marielita Boat-Lift in the 1970s, many of Castro’s criminal element settled in St. Louis. My cop buddies up there told me:

            “…the nigros all have guns, the Cubans all have knives, and the nigros are afraid of the Cubans…”

          • Earl P. Holt III

            The latter have under-evolved Frontal Lobes, a condition which precludes humanity, sympathy, empathy, compassion, and many other “higher-order” emotions: It also explains the fact that an enormous percentage of them behave like — and are — sociopaths…

        • It’s almost always events and circumstances. Our cause comes from the ninth circle of hell and is only for the untouchable caste, so we are constantly told. Therefore, nobody is going to adopt our cause on the abstract.

          • Lexonaut

            The worm is starting to turn. As I said to someone the other day, if you check out the comments on CBS affiliate websites, most of which sites are not censored, you might think you’re visiting St*rmfr*nt.

          • It was starting to get that way even before August 10.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            I have observed the same thing…

      • Earl P. Holt III

        That’s a good point: The kind of men who would make good fathers in the first place — and be good role models — are NOT the type of promiscuous black males that routinely sire a half-dozen or more illegitimate offspring, and then abandon them. Their return would make little difference, and they would probably be poor role models, as well…

  • guest

    It would likely be impossible to bring about a finer picture of what features overall tend to
    distinguish the few intact relationships with the broken or chronically damaged relationships.
    Loving parents/surrogates/ tend to the exception rather than the rule in these settings.

  • Fed Up

    WOW! You’re saying 16% of the Blacks actually come from a normal family life?

    No matter what, Blacks will always act like Blacks. You just can’t beat genetic inheritance.

    • No, it’s saying that 16% of Baltimore teens come from intact families. That’s including teens from white families (there are still a few left).

  • Luca D.

    Who needs a daddy when big government is the sugar-daddy?

  • Chip Carver

    I am not kidding when I say that I thought the number was lower than 16%. We’ve been hearing the figure of “about 20%” for so long I figured that the actual number was closer to 10% these days. It’s not in their genes for dad to stick around. And it’s not in their genes for mom to be monogamous – ever.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      There are small numbers of African women who can remain faithful to their husbands, but not many. Monogamy just isn’t necessary in Africa, where the environment is such that the women can get enough food for their kids on their own, meaning they do not need the father’s help to ensure the children’s survival. When women don’t need a man’s help to keep the kids alive, they have little incentive to be faithful to them.

      The men also have little incentive to invest in their kids, since paternity uncertainty is very high due to the infidelity of the women. The best strategy for them is to simply have sex with as many women as possible and then leave those women to raise any children that result from it on their own.

      And of course, Africans don’t stop using this mating strategy just because they come to America. It’s in their genes; few of them could stop even if they wanted to, which they don’t.

    • You’re right, because the article says that 16% of Baltimore teens come from intact families.
      That’s including teens from white families (there are still a few left).

  • MekongDelta69


    That high?!?

    • The article is saying that 16% of Baltimore teens come from intact families. That’s including teens from white families (there are still a few left).

      • MekongDelta69

        Good catch…

  • Easyrhino

    My white privilege is telling me that somehow this is my fault

    • how about this

      You must marry at least two Negresses to purge yourself of this sin. At least one must be a Muslim or a crack addict, for maximum lifestyle diversity.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Lots of Fagins in Baltimore I bet.

  • JohnEngelman

    The expansion in the percentage of children who are not raised by both parents living together in matrimony is the ultimate result of the sexual revolution.

    • Luca D.

      That’s one factor John. Black social dysfunction and liberal entitlement/welfare policies are the bigger players at work.

      • JohnEngelman

        A fourth factor is the decline in manufacturing jobs. For men of average and below average intelligence that decline has reduced the rewards for morally responsible behavior. When hard work does not lead to success a lot of people stop trying, and live for temporary enjoyments.

        From the New Deal to the recession of 1974 men with fair to middling IQ’s could get production jobs with strong unions that provided them with enough income to raise families. Since the recession of 1974, and certainly since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, the U.S. economy has become more competitive.

        In his book “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” Charles Murray has documented an increase in social pathology among lower income white men.

        • MBlanc46

          And menial labor of all types. That which hasn’t been automated out of existence or exported to Asia has been given to Mexicans and other Latinos. In my view, we have to recreate menial labor jobs for blacks (and then see that they do them).

          • Luca D.

            Blacks, by nature, do not want to work. There was no real work in Africa other than chasing game out of necessity. They have always let their women do most of the work and it remains that way today. You can take the negro out of the jungle but ….you can’t take the jungle out of the negro.

          • MBlanc46

            True, but we had a pretty good record of making most of them work most of the time between 1619 and 1965.

        • Ella

          Yeah, it is called drugs.

  • Jason Lewis

    16% raised with looks better in writing than 84% raised without.

  • libertarian1234

    “Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised with Married parents.”

    I had no idea the percentage was that high.

    • It’s probably near zero for blacks, since the figure includes all races.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    There is a profound crisis in the black community, not just in Baltimore, but nationwide–the crisis is in marriage and family.

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan tried to warn us way back in 1966 – though he felt “Negroes are a grievously injured people who in fair and equal competition will by and large lose out.”

    About a quarter of Negro families are headed by women. The divorce rate is about two-and-a-half times what it is [compared with whites], the number of fatherless children keeps growing. And all these things keep getting worse, not better, over recent years.

    —Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” 1966

    For this, Moynihan a dyed in the wool lefty and social justice warrior was called every name for racist, criticized for “blaming the victim,” and accused of “painting a poisonously negative picture of black culture.”

    What did we for $22 trillion dollars spent on the War on Poverty which, in LBJ’s own words was going to “make people prosperous and self-sufficient.” ?

    A Black illegitimacy rate of 75% and communities that look like this in Baltimore, Cleveland, Gary, IN, and Oakland CA

    • Lexonaut

      The problem with photos like these is that they make it really hard for white people to deny the reality of gratuitous black destruction of the civilization around them. My wife, who is beginning to wake up, observed during the Baltimore riots that she can’t think of a single animal that fouls its own nest or den.

      • O. Locke

        And that has some kind of correlation to looting?

        And exposing your wife as some kind of ignorant bigot online isn’t a good thing, pal.

        • Lexonaut

          “And that has some kind of correlation to looting?”

          No. Of course not. The people who do these things to their own neighborhoods would never dream of looting the stores that sell them the goods and services they need, and that give some of them jobs.

          By the way, you may be my pal but I’m not one of yours.

  • LHathaway

    “only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family”

    That means it doesn’t matter who the biological mommy, daddy, or grandparents are. They could even be adopted 15 to 17 year olds, as long as they were raised in an ‘intact, married family’. At least that’s how I read it. This means that it is worse than you thought. Always here to bring you the worst news . . .

  • Tarczan

    It doesn’t need to be as bad as it is.

  • OhWow

    Clearly this has nothing to do with their outrageously high crime rates. It’s white people being mean!

    • LHathaway

      It’s White people thinking bad thoughts. Those who post on AmRen thinking racist thoughts.

      • Jason Lewis

        Those thoughts are the worst thing on the planet!

  • InitialSegment

    Interestingly, but probably just coincidentally, 16% is almost exactly the percentage of blacks with IQs at or above the white mean of 100, assuming a black mean of 85 and standard deviation of 15 (and a bell curve distribution). I wonder if there’s a natural “floor” to the percentage of intact family structures which is determined by IQ statistics, when supportive influences like religion and contact with more stable groups disappear?

    (Again, likely just a numerical coincidence. Though the same reasoning would predict a natural intact-family rate for whites of about 50%, which we seem to be heading towards, and larger ones for East Asians and Jews, which seems plausible. . .)

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Actually, that statistic is very high for large, “Urban” areas…

  • Ella

    I’m more concerned about the direction of whites and their families. First, many do not marry or have children avoiding any family problems. We also have increased from 2% to 29% for illegitimacy since the 1930’s. Whites are slowly following the ways of Black families if you include in divorce, never-married and addiction problems. People buy into the idea that government will clean up our life mess!

    • wretchedwhiterabbit

      yeh, White folks need to stop following “popular culture”, (i.e., destructive antiWhite propaganda and influence), and get back to our traditional roots.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Wow, 16%? That’s more than I expected.

  • GAWZ

    “There dad live wit dem. Wannabe crackas be enjoying white privilege.”

  • Mr. L

    Sub-Saharan Africans are closer genetically to the bonobo than European Humans, like the chimpanzee the society and culture is one dominated by the matriarch, the male is merely used for procreation.