There's this man, Lex Dras, who wrote a book about statistics such as these which show there is a problem within the African American community when it comes to the education of Black males. (Click here to see a bigger version of the book cover.) However, Dras believes he detains the solution to this problem and explains it here with an analogy: If you want the direct explanation (without analogy) you can find it on this site (warning: some harsh language is used) I know many won't have the time to read the whole rant, so i'll explain his theory (or at least, what i got from it) in a nutshell: Black women are the ones who decide to be promiscuous or engage into a relationship with Black "bad boys" (the uneducated gangsters) who are the product of broken homes themselves. They get them pregnant, but don't fulfill their responsibilities as a father. Instead, they abandon both their child(ren) and their woman who is left to care for their child(ren) all alone, with one income and no husband. If the child is male, his chances of becoming an uneducated gangster himself are increased by the fact that he grew up without masculine role model and so he's more likely to become another one of these statistic, get another girl pregnant and run away once he finds out he did, just like his father did. That girl becomes yet another unwed single mom, forced to raise her child(ren) without any male role model and the cycle goes on. The bottom line is that, according to Dras, ill-behaved Black men are not responsible for their actions - their mama is for mating with the wrong man. What are your thoughts on this theory? Is it really all Mama's Fault? If you believe it isn't, how do you explain the statistics and what solutions do you offer? My apologies if this offended any single mother, remember that his isn't my theory. I am just posting this to get to read some of you opinions on this.