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By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, July 31, 2020

Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis and president of the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM). He is the author of the upcoming Catholic Case for Trump (Regnery, 2020).  …

Austin RuseThe black family, as an institution,
 survived slavery. The black family, as an institution, survived Jim Crow. Under quite unimaginable pressure from systematic and institutional racism, black Americans fought tenaciously to protect the institution of the family. It is evident that blacks understood in their bones that the larger society and certainly not the government would save their families but that they must do it for themselves. And they did.

But then along came new institutions of racism that have torn the black family asunder: Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the War on Poverty and, perhaps worst of all, the drug and sexual revolution. ….