Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Herschel Walker’s past came chasing after him

The politics of respectability and an embrace of social conservative issues are major pillars of Walker’s political career. He’s been critical of absentee fathers, even offering an “apology to the Black community” during a 2020 interview with conservative video bloggers Diamond and Silk.

“I want to apologize to the African American community because I know that fatherless homes is a major, major problem,” Walker said at the time.

The stereotype that Black men are absent fathers isn’t borne out by data; while they are the least likely to marry the mothers of their children compared with fathers of other races, they are the most likely to be actively involved in their children’s lives.


  1. Yeah, now Politico is once again lying. Multiple major Black leaders and lots of studies say that absentee fathers are a huge problem in the Black community.

  2. the study they published is biased, - they are simply saying that Hispanics and whites are worse than blacks , in terms of caring for their kids when they live with them.

  3. There are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics (Mark Twain)

  4. The full quote — “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” — has been attributed to Mark Twain, who himself attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who might never have said it in the first place.—%20“There%20are,I%20hold%20near%20and%20dear.

  5. Doesn't change that it's true.


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