Dad of Karissa 155lb Varsity College Freshman
No matter how we slice the percentage of deadbeat dads, the objectionable part of his statement is the attribution of deadbeat to the entire race. It's clearly a statement meant to demean black people.
Reminds me of a story which I've probably mentioned before. Years ago, when I was still in the service, I had a good friend from Yakima, Wash. who was half-Indian--something I did not realize until he told me. He stopped by my apartment one day when my in-laws where there for a visit. After he left, the first thing my (then) father-in-law (with his third grade education) said was, "Who was that Indian". He picked right up on it.
matclone i am not demeaning anyone, i just look at the world around me.