Question of The Day: Can Single Moms Raise Their Sons To Be Men?

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October 5, 2015

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A new survey at YourBlackWorld.com reveals that black men and women have different perceptions on what it takes to turn a boy into a man.  The survey finds that while most black men do not believe that a woman can raise a boy to be a man without male intervention, nearly half of all black women believe that they can.

Survey participants were asked, “Can a woman raise a boy to be a man (whatever your definition of manhood may be) without male intervention?”  Among the men, only 31.6% said that a woman could raise a boy to be a man, while the majority (57.9%) said that she could not.  Another 10.5% of all men were not sure.

The women had a different point of view.  Nearly half of all women (49.6%) said that a woman could raise a boy to be a man without male intervention, while a mildly reduced percentage (42.1%) said that she could not.  Another 8.2% said that they were not sure.

What are your thoughts? What is the definition of “a man?” Also, would you tend to believe that the rise in the gay community is contributed to men being raised by single mothers, or are mother's actually capable of raising “real men?”

The fact is, there's an estimated 13.7 million single parents in the U.S. who are raising 21.8 million children. 82.6% of single parents are mothers.

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