Former Rep. Allen West: ‘The Black community was stronger’ under segregation
West also said there were education opportunities under segregation.
When I was born in 1961, between 75 to 77 percent of the households had two parents. Today, it’s at 24 percent, and you can trace that right back to a failed policy from Lyndon Johnson, where the government provided checks to women who had children out of wedlock as long as they did not have a man in the home…STUART VARNEY (HOST): Allen, can I just jump in for a second here? What’s your solution to that problem, children out of wedlock or without two parents at home? What’s your solution; is it a withdrawal of the welfare state?
…You know, the black community was stronger it seems during the issues of segregation; when you had families that where intact, when you had communities that were standing up, when you had better education opportunities. I think that is another important thing.