Systematically Alienated From Their Roles as Husbands and Fathers
In the report, Moynihan documented the greatest threats facing the black families at the time was the rise of single motherhood. At the time it was around twenty-two percent. Today, however, it is at about seventy-seven percent. His report was severely condemned and dismissed by the Civil Rights groups and also the NAACP.
In writing to President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), the author of the "great society plan" that created many destructive social programs and furthered problems within the black community, Moynihan argued, “that without access to jobs and the means to contribute meaningful support to a family, black men would become systematically alienated from their roles as husbands and fathers, which would cause rates of divorce, child abandonment, and out-of-wedlock births to skyrocket in the black community.”