Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist who typically writes from a pretty liberal angle, wrote a column in Tuesday's Tribune condemning lesbians and/or single heterosexual women for raising children without a dad. It shocked me, because I never thought he'd take that position. You can read it HERE. I also posted it below. (And the column is a redux of another he wrote, which is found HERE.)
The stat that most surprised me, and I think the one that makes him painfully aware of a child's need for a father, is that 51% of African-American children grow up without a father. As an African-American, Pitts has seen what the absence of a father, not just a father figure but an actual father, has done to the young African-American community. There are many nuances here, and he tiptoes the line very well.