It’s a pleasant surprise to read a Boston Globe editorial supporting the value of fathers in families instead of the usual pap proclaiming “all kinds of families are equally wonderful”. Much like children, however, the Globe Editors wait until there is a crisis to call for daddy:
On Monday, Menino spoke by phone with Dr. Alvin Poussaint, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard who has been traveling the country with entertainer Bill Cosby trying to get black communities to focus on self-destructive behaviors. The pair are the co-authors of a new book, "Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors," that traces many problems to the fatherlessness in black families. Menino wants to rally city departments to help strengthen black families. But he is still casting about for effective strategies. If only the authors' credibility and the mayor's pragmatism could be linked in such a way as to bring profound cultural change to Boston's minority neighborhoods.
That passage comes from today’s Boston Globe Editorial on urban violence “Boston’s lamentations”:
Someday the Globe Editors may discover that People of Pallor can benefit from fathers, too.