How can anyone be surprised by the disproportionate number of out of wedlock births amongst teens of color – of a certain class strata? When adults fail to parent and a community drops the ball this is the end result.
While the out of control violence that is affecting male youths has garnered a lot of attention, it is very telling when the daily lives of young girls is ignored. Robeson High School in Chicago has nearly 1 in 7 students pregnant. They’re not operating in a vacuum.
Lauren Lake of WEEN Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network and Dr. Brenda Wade provided a great intersection of analysis that’s worth viewing. Dr. Wade specifically mentioned intergenerational patterns and how they affect the family structure. I really liked the dialog between them and the host.