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September 1980
National Review;9/5/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p1064
The article discusses the status of African American families in 1980. The author explores some issues on legitimacy related to morality and African American community. According to a report, the illegitimacy rate among African Americans was heading toward 25 percent. In 1978, 53.2 percent of all African American births were outside of wedlock. Meanwhile, their income fell relative to white family income because the proportion of African American families headed by women rose from 22 percent in 1960 and 39 percent in 1977.


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