Does This Family Feud Clip Highlight Epidemic In The African-American Community?

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  1. ruleyourwife
    ruleyourwife says:

    Freakin Wow is all that I can say. What's funny is I saw that episode and never gleam what the narrator does. While Brother Jamal, in his comment to narrator, makes excellent points (as it relates to that family), lets look at the film as they say in football – high out-of-wedlock birthrate, high incarceration rate, growing high school drop out rate, high homicide rate, high percentage of sisters who say black men ain't #$*&, and profess they don't need a man, and a rack of folks who believe marriage has no value. So even if the brother was wrong in his analysis of that particular family – the picture that was portrayed on the Feud is a lifesize portrait in the African American community.

    • LaTrell
      LaTrell says:

      I agree with you that he was wrong in his analysis of this episode, simply because I watch this show almost everyday and I normally see sisters and brothers on this show all the time. This just so happened to be a time when there was no brothers. Steve Harvey is a little questionable to me though. There are times when it just seems that he works against blacks on that show. Meaning some of the subtle comments he gives. But, the black community is truly suffering. Black men are the most prized possessions in my opinion, and I want to see more and more of them ALL the time!

  2. Patricia Knight
    Patricia Knight says:

    I have been very troubled over the situation in black families for awhile now. My husband and I have been married 19 years. The friends, family and neighbors who were married are not together anymore. My husband and I have had our problems; but stayed married. One of the results of this is that our daughter is able to compete academically and in her area of ability (music), with all races, and come out as winner. Not bragging, just telling: she is an honor student, child prodigy violinist, well spoken, and reads at college level (she is in middle school). You'll never convince me that kids from married couple families don't have more social advantages than other kids!

  3. Jamal
    Jamal says:

    I agree that the Black Family was damages by that "peculiar institution". However, I think we have way too little info on this particular family to make this the alarm for cultural decay. The black father or patriarch could have simply died (but I see no rush to change the black rates of heart disease, cancer, and hypertension from the narrator). The men could have also been…WORKING (While the white man may not have had to). This might be addressed in improving the socio-econimic status of the black family. Despite these facts, or lack thereof, the narrator jumps straight into relationships as the main problem here. He might be right, but there are many other possible reasons for only seeing black women here.

    • Ayize
      Ayize says:

      Whatup Jamal,
      Excellent analysis…….I think that it's a good sign that the narrator observed the difference between the two family's and decided to use his observation to spark dialogue. Hence…your breakdown.

  4. K.O.
    K.O. says:

    That was an interesting observation from the Family Feud episode. As soon as he said it, I was like Whoa…That's true. Our family structures have evolved into something so completely different. I look at the way my dad was raised and people from his era, and kids almost always grew up with father's in the home. And now, we have entire families made up of women. We most definitely need each other! It's amazing what a two parent family does to really round out and balance our kids.

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