March 29, 2007, - 2:34 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Those of us who’ve railed against slutty single moms who sleep around (like American Idol/Baby Momma, Fantasia) have more evidence to back up our views.
The April issue of the American Sociological Review features an extensive study by Johns Hopkins University researchers, which found children are more likely to act out and be delinquent, if their mothers have multiple live-in lovers. Thousands of kids over two generations were studied, and the kids whose mommies had multiple live-in lovers were more likely to skip school and engage in vandalism and theft.
This only applies to White kids, though, researchers found. Apparently, Black children are already more well-adjusted to this “family” situation, based on the dominant number of single-mother black households. So we while this study doesn’t apply to Fantasia, it does apply to her White chick counterparts. On the other hand, many, many other studies show these results are universal and not race specific (others saying single-mother household predominance in Black America is the cause for an even higher crime rate by Black youths than White youths).
Regardless, Hillary Rodham Cankles was wrong. It does not take a village to raise your children . . . or sleep with your mom. It only takes a village, if you want your kids to become criminals and losers.
The full study is not available online to non-subscribers, but the full data and tables are.
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