Thomas, Krampe, and Newton's research shows that 31% of African-American fathers rarely to never visit their children; this is 20% more than white fathers.
This full-time job of household responsibilities is often the second job that an African-American woman takes on.In particular the infant mortality rate is “twice as high for black children as for children in the nation as a whole." The mortality in this age group is accompanied by a significant number of illnesses in the pre- and post-natal care stages, along with the failure to place these children into a positive, progressive learning environment once they become toddlers.This foundation has led to African-American children facing teen pregnancy, juvenile detention, and other behavioral issues because they were not given the proper development to successfully face the world and social inconsistencies they will encounter.[h/t Cool Material] Watch Huff Post's Season 4 Preview Hangout On Air below featuring Matthew Rappaport, Erin Whitney, Tyler Mc Carthy, Tiara Chiaramonte and Joe Satran.Illegitimacy rates by race in the United States from 1940-2014. Data is from the National Vital Statistics System Reports published by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics.Thomas, Krampe, and Newton relies on a 2002 survey that shows how the father's lack of presence has resulted in several negative effects on children ranging from education performance to teen pregnancy.