African Americans have 72 percent out-of-wedlock birthrate, meaning many children grow up with only a single parent
School Performance & Dropout Rates
Black males rank last in school achievement and in 56 highest black male enrollment districts have a 59% dropout rate, versus 42% for whites
College enrollment & Graduation Rates
Black males rank below black females and other ethnic groups in college entrance and graduation
addressing the root of the problem
These statistics are symptoms of retarding currents which, in some aspects, pervade the entire African American community, but which take their heaviest toll on its poor segments. Those currents have their origin in what the Foundation terms our three major demons: IQ lag-fatherless families-crime. Face these demons and we can conquer them, and only if we conquer them are we going to solve AMSAC because AMSAC exists because of these demons. The Foundation addresses the how -- and more!