JASPER JOTTINGS Week 39  - 2017 Sep 24  

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem was stabbed seven times while stopping a suicide



From Desert Sun:
Bloodied and half-blind, this cops grip was the last defense against disaster
Five years ago, Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem was stabbed seven times while stopping a suicide. He refused to give up.

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This is a courageous man.

There is a saying from the Talmud that "whoever saves one life, it is as if he [or she] has saved the whole world."

Now I am not a religious scholar; nor would I say I am very religious.

But this is the essence of humanity.

Hang on and don’t let go to ANY and EVERY life regardless of cost.

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COMMENT: Gildea, Bill (MC1962) spots my mistake


Reporter : Bill Gildea
Your class year, if appropriate?: 62
You Found Who or What?: Your latest jottings does not open properly. They are screwing with you again.

[JR: Looks like I forgot to change the internal link in the issue. Sorry. I fixed the website copy but the email link can’t be fixed.]

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JNEWS: Casey, Br. Thomas [MC1972] Aux Provincial


JJ Sep 17 2017 16 39 a

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Casey, Br. Thomas [MC1972]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Mass cards are available to support the retired Brothers


FROM SUMMER 2017 LaSallian Notes



Brother William Martin
St. La Salle Auxiliary
PO Box 238
Lincroft, NJ 07738-0238

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[JR: The DLSAUX site uses a script to redirect to a longer static link. I shortened it to no trigger “redirection security” alerts.]

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JFOUND: McMillin, William Edward Jr. [MC1986] CH2M HILL


McMillin, William Edward  Jr. [MC1986]
M.E.E., Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College, 1988
B.C.E., Civil Engineering, Manhattan College, 1986
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JFOUND: Markowitz, John [MC????] Assistant Secretary Empire Clean Cities



Assistant Secretary Empire Clean Cities,
Lead Engineer, Clean Technology, New York Power Authority
John is a Lead Engineer in the Clean Energy Technology Group at the New York Power Authority (NYPA). He manages NYPA’s electric transportation program, as well as projects in the areas of renewable energy and energy storage. He participated in the field testing of the first plug-in hybrid vehicles from the major automakers. He is also a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Infrastructure Working Committee. This group of representatives of the automakers and electric utilities defines safety standards for electric vehicle charging equipment.
Before joining NYPA, John held engineering and marketing positions in the fields of transportation and energy efficiency. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Association of Energy Engineers. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and Master of Business Administration from Pace University. He is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

JNEWS: Russo, Joseph [MC????] speaks on Construction Industry Risks



Joseph Russo is speaking in the following session(s):
Emerging Risks in the Construction Industry Oct 10 2017 1:00PM
Joe Russo is the National Broking Leader for the Willis Towers Watson North American Construction Team. Joe is based in New York City and serves as a senior construction casualty and project insurance resource to the Willis Towers Watson regional retail teams. He focuses on carrier relations, talent development, helping to develop the next generation of construction broking professionals, as well as key areas of Willis Towers Watson’s client deliverables including analytics applications, service and broking strategies.
Joe has 25+ years of construction risk experience dealing with issues and coverages related to Workers Compensation, General Liability, Excess Liability, Environmental Liability, Professioanal Liability and Builders Risk. That breadth of scope allows him to take a broader view of risk across all lines of insurance. Joe has been the lead broker on many of the complex construction projects that have redefined the New York landscape and infrastructure in the past 20 years.  In that role, he identifies, recruits and mobilizes key team members to bring the best of Willis Towers Watson to the client. Joe has presented at several industry events including the General Session of the 2011 IRMI Construction Risk Conference.  He was named a Power Broker in 2009. Joe earned a B.S. in management information systems and an M.B.A. in finance from Manhattan College.
Russo, Joseph [MC????]

JLINKEDIN: Sakib, Nazmul [MC2012] DBA at Coach



Sakib, Nazmul [MC2012]
Sql Server Database Administrator at Coach
•Over 5 years of IT experience on Database Administration and Development with MS SQL Server technology.
•Experienced in Installation and Configuration of SQL Server 2008/2008R2/2012 /2014 technology, service packs and hot fixes.
•Experiences with Database Back up Procedures, Restoration Procedures and Disaster Recovery procedures. Testing and implementing these procedures
•Extensively worked on 32 bit and 64 bit clustered and standalone server environments.
•Hands on experienced in Migration of SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012.
•Experienced and knowledge of High Availability SQL Server solutions with SQL Server Failover Clustering, Replication, Log shipping, and Database Mirroring.
•Good understanding in implementing different types of Replication Models such as Transactional, Snapshot.
•Experienced in Disaster Recovery, Troubleshooting, Configuring Temp DB, Backup and Restore procedures.
•Solid experience in performance monitoring with Activity monitor, SQL Profiler, Performance monitor, Database, DBCC, DMVs, SQL Diagnostic Manager, Data modeling concepts.
•Expertise in resolving Locks, Deadlocks, handling Isolation level and concurrency effects, detect CPU, I/O, Memory bottlenecks.
•Collaborated on numerous management initiatives, including Data Security, Data Management & Data Retention & Resource Tracking, Change Control, and Disaster Recovery Planning, High Availability.
•Ample knowledge in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) & Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD).
•Conversant with all phases of Software Development Life Cycle involving System Analysis, Design, Development and Implementation.
•Able to work in a group or individually and inspire the team to achieve the target of the project. Also I can work in multiple projects at a time.

JFACEBOOK: Heckman, Charles [MC????] connects on Facebook


2017 09Sep 19 Heckman

Heckman, Charles [MC????]

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JOBIT: Martin, Robert E. [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-Sep-17



Robert E. Martin M.D.
1931 - 2017

On September 17, 2017 longtime Eastchester resident Dr. Robert E. Martin, 86, entered eternal life. He is survived by his wife MaryEllen, with whom he enjoyed a loving 53 years of marriage, his children Timothy (Patricia), Roberta, and Brian (Diana). He was the proud grandfather of Gabrielle and Patrick, brother of Edward G. Martin and Marie Smith (deceased).

Dr. Martin was born in Astoria, NY in 1931. He graduated from Manhattan College ('53) and received his medical degree from New York Medical College ('57). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital ('61) where he was appointed to the staff. During his tenure, he served as liaison between the hospital and the Bureau of Preventive Diseases of the NYC Department of Health, was a certified diplomat of the Board of Internal Medicine, and for 40 years treated patients at Lenox Hill Hospital's free clinic. After his time at Lenox Hill, he was Executive Medical Examiner for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company until he retired in ('96).

Dr. Martin was active in his community, an involved parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church for over 45 years, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus of Keogh Council 2108, a past president of the Bronxville Manor Association, the Home School Association, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and the Westchester Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. He was involved in pro-life causes, including the Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, serving as a board member for much of that time. The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 20, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. Eastchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Tuckahoe. Interment to follow at Holy Mount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, NY (http://www.blmhs.org).
Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 19, 2017

Martin, Robert E. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JLINKEDIN: Pinkey, Anthony (Tony) [MC1968] Bus Dev Mgr UPS at Mitsubishi Electric



Pinkey, Anthony (Tony)  [MC1968]
Business Development Manager for UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supplies) at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area


JOBIT: McInerney, James S. Jr. [MC1960 RIP] 2017-Sep-16



James McInerney

James S. McInerney, Jr. of Norwalk and Old Lyme, Connecticut, beloved husband of Eileen McInerney for more than 55 years, passed away peacefully, while surrounded with his family, on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Born in the Bronx, New York in the Country Club section on November 4, 1937, he was the son of the late James and Evelyn (Gerth) McInerney. Jim and his wife Eileen were proud and longtime residents in Norwalk before permanently moving to Old Lyme, CT in 2013. While Jim loved his life in Norwalk, he also enjoyed the peacefulness of sitting at Roger's Lake along with his family and friends.

Jim graduated from All Hollows High School in 1955, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 1960 and later completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program. After working as a civil engineer for the New York Transit Authority, Jim served as a general manager of the Second District Water Department in Norwalk. He joined Stamford Water Company in 1970 and continued moving onto jobs of increasing responsibility and was named President in 1977. While serving as SWC president in 1984, the company was acquired by Bridgeport Hydraulic Company (BHC) and Jim was named President and CEO. Jim brought BHC through the largest series of capital projects in the company's 144-year history which resulted in five water filtration facilities – four of which feature a state of the art filtration technology.

He is a recipient of the Water Works State Leadership Award from the New England Water Works Association, and in June 2000 was voted a lifetime member of the AWWA. During his tenure at BHC, Jim received the Business New Haven Magazine "Corporate Citizen of the Year" honor and BHC was the first water utility in the northeast to clinch a statewide Small Organization Quality Award based on the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award.

Jim also served on the boards of environmental organizations such as Housatonic Valley Association and Rivers Alliance.

Jim, also known to many as "Popeye", was a great man. He was kind, gentle, loving and had a heart of gold. Family meant the world to Jim. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his eight beloved grandchildren, which included attending their football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and softball games, piano and dance recitals, and their annual family vacations in Disney World.

Jim is survived by three loving children, James S. McInerney III and his wife Denise of Norwalk, CT, Noreen Ranelli of Old Lyme, CT, and Erin DiProspero and her husband, Mike of Madison, CT, and eight cherished grandchildren, Meghan Rose, James Stewart IV, and Patrick Joseph McInerney, Natalie Paige and Aidan Joseph Ranelli, Dane Michael, Declan Mac and Dillon Jag DiProspero and his loving sister, Evelyn Roman, of Old Lyme, and his niece Jennifer, and two nephews, Jay and Chris, and their families whom he loved deeply.Our family cannot express in words how grateful we are to everyone who cared for Jim with so much compassion during the last several weeks of his life, especially Joan Rode, Carol, and all the nurses and aides.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or Chase Family Movement Disorders Center (www.hartfordhealthcare.org/services/movement-disorders-center). For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to: www.Magnerfuneralhome.com.

Magner Funeral Home Inc. 12 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 866-5553

Published in Connecticut Post from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2017


McInerney, James S. Jr. [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/james-mcinerney-condolences/186694173?cid=full

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JNEWS: Seybold, Donna [MC1990] honored



Former Collingswood star Donna Seybold honored in Basketball Hall of Fame
Mark Trible, @Mtrible Published 11:22 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2017 | Updated 11:26 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2017

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Of all the big shots, the four NCAA Tournament appearances as a college player and coach, Saturday ranked at the top for Donna Seybold.

The former Collingswood High School and Manhattan College star in women’s basketball received a high honor in one of the sports’ meccas.

For her stellar career with the Jaspers, Seybold was enshrined into the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Honor Roll, an induction that gets commemorated at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“When you’re talking about being inducted into a conference hall of fame and you think about it, there are so many players over the years who have done just as well as I have and sometimes better,” Seybold said. “It’s such an honor.”
Seybold is also a member of Collingswood and Manhattan’s athletic hall of fames. She sits at No. 9 on the Jaspers’ all-time scoring list with 1,217 points.

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Seybold, Donna [MC1990]

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JNEWS: McGuire, Tommy [MC2016] recognized for overcoming injury



Helen Hayes honors patients who beat the odds
Kimberly Redmond, kredmond2@lohud.com Published 6:30 p.m. ET Sept. 19, 2017

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And, her patient, Tommy McGuire, has.

“Even when he encountered numerous medical setbacks, such as a bad case of pneumonia that landed him back to acute care, Tommy returned back to us at Helen Hayes with maturity, determination and a sense of humor that had everyone rooting for him,” she said.

McGuire, a 2011 graduate of Clarkstown South High School and former star athlete, was injured after an accident in a swimming pool. His accident came only a few weeks after he graduated from Manhattan College and began his search for a job.

Over the last year, the community has rallied around the McGuire family to find ways to help with his medical costs.

After accepting his Medal of Independence — an award for patients who have overcome a catastrophic, neurological injury and require extensive rehabilitation — the Congers resident thanked everyone for their support.

McGuire, who was discharged in November 2016 and now attends outpatient physical therapy, promised to remain committed.

“I’m going to continue to work harder to improve,” he said.

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McGuire, Tommy [MC2016]

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JNEWS: Bender, William J. [MC????] Strategic Account Executive Leidos



Leidos Announces Appointment of Lt. General William J. Bender as Strategic Account Executive, Government Relations
PR NewswireSeptember 5, 2017

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (LDOS), a FORTUNE 500 science and technology company, announced today that Lt. General William J. Bender will join the company as Strategic Account Executive, Government Relations, effective September 5.  In his role General Bender will be responsible for strengthening and advancing trusted relationships with customers and advancing strategic initiatives to foster organic growth.

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General Bender was commissioned in 1983 after earning a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds a Master of Arts National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Business Administration in Business and Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and numerous certificates from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Bender, William J. [MC????]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Elizabeth


Good Evening All,

Lou Calvelli, our Director Of Alumni Relations asks for our prayers for his Sister-In-Law,  Elizabeth.

Ellizabeth is very sick and the Doctors do not expect her to survive this latest onslaught of her illness.

As Lou has shared, Elizabeth has faught the good fight but expectations are not at all positive.

We pray for Elizabeth, her Family. We pray that if she is called home, that her passing is peaceful and surrounded by those who so dearly love her. We pray for her Family during this pain filled time and we pray that even as hope is lost for Elizabeth's survival, that her Family finds peace in having had her in their lives and sharing her love and goodness.

Thank you Lou. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Thorpe, Jason P. [MC2003] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Updated on September 15, 2017 at 2:02 PM Posted on September 15, 2017 at 1:59 PM
Jason P. Thorpe, P.E., joins John P. Stopen Engineering, LLP as a geotechnical engineer.

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jason is a member of the Class of 2003.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Thorpe, Jason P. [MC2003]

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JUPDATE: Markowitz, John [MC1986] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFOUND: Markowitz, John [MC????] Assistant Secretary Empire Clean Cities

MARKOWITZ, JOHN [MC????] Assistant Secretary Empire Clean Cities, Lead Engineer, Clean Technology, New York Power Authority


Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Markowitz, John [MC1986]

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JLINKEDIN: Muenzen, John [MC1986] Mgr Fac Projs LGA PANYNJ



Muenzen, John [MC1986]
Manager of Facility Projects at LaGuardia Airport
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey  
New York State Professional Engineer with a diversified knowledge of aviation-based facility management experience including a background in engineering/program management practices, oversight of tenant construction code compliance, in addition to extensive experience in various aspects of facility maintenance and airport operations.

JNEWS: Olenik, Joseph [MC1980] Retires After 32 Years



North Salem Police Officer Retires After 32 Years
September 20, 2017 at 5:15 PM

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NORTH SALEM,N.Y.--For the first time since he started working at 16, Joseph Olenik, now 59, is going to have weekends off.

A man of many hats, which have included those of fire marshal, police chief, facilities director for Weston public schools in Connecticut for the last five years, and dad to three, Olenik is ready to take just one out of the rotation in order to spend more time with his wife, Stephanie, and children, Emily, 5, Colin, 6, and Bradley, 13.

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Olenik holds an applied associate’s degree in engineering science from Westchester Community College, and bachelor’s degrees in facilities and property management from Iona College and in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College. 

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Olenik, Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Olenik, Joseph [MC1980]

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JLINKEDIN: Lopez, Ed [MC1986] Sr Pgm Mgr Engineering PANYNJ



Lopez, Ed [MC1986]
Senior Program Manager, Asset Management Office, Engineering Department
at The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Over 31 years work experience including Project Management experience in bridges, ports, airports, rail, and security. Work highlights include: Program Manager for the new Goethals Bridge Design and EIS efforts, Senior Program Manager for the implementation of Enterprise Asset Management (with Maximo), and Facility Plant Manager for the Staten Island Bridges.

JLINKEDIN: Moran, Michael [MC1988] Mgr LGA PANYNJ



Moran, Michael [MC1988]
Manager, LaGuardia Airport, Physical Plant & Redevelopment Division at Port Authority of NY & NJ
An energetic, performance driven leader with the ability to build consensus and motivate staff, while
prioritizing and delivering multiple concurrent projects/initiatives.

COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) comment on a Quad story


Hi John!  Happy "Winter's 'Roun' Th' Corner!"

Ahh wellll...  I had a comment on one of the stories in the Quadrangle, but evidently the comment period had closed in the five hours since the previous comment had been published and emailed.  ::sigh::  Ever since Trump got elected my timing's been off (Heh, my nieces are blaming everything from the national debt to the milk going bad in the fridge on Trump so I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon.  LOL!)

In any event, I figured I'd at least share it here, re the story at: https://mcquad.org/2017/09/07/mischief-marks-return-to-mc/ about the police having been called to deal with the crowd of students hanging around outside MC's bars...


Strange.  There was never a problem with students hanging around outside the local bars when I was a student at Manhattan in the 1970s although they were usually packed to the walls inside (The Pinewood and Greenleaf at that point in history.) 

I wonder what on earth could have possibly changed?

Michael J. McFadden, Peace Studies, 1973


Meanwhile, as I look forward to winter, I'm trying to remember: Just HOW did we ever walk down the steps from Overlook to the Engineering Building the morning after a snowstorm?

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: As an injineer, I just never left the building. At least that is what I told everyone. Some would say I never left the bar to go INTO the building.] 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Evening All,

We have a couple of requests for our prayers from Mike McEneney.

Please pray for Cathie's youngest Sister, Clare Esser. Clare has taken a turn for the worse after Lung surgery and is back in Hospitalin New Jersey. Mike and Cathie have been to see her and will let us know how Clare is doing. We pray for Clare's recovery and for her Family.

We pray too for the repose of the soul of Ann Marie Donegan, Widow of Fellow Jasper, Ed Donegan '54. Mike, Ann and Ed graduatedtogether from St Barnabas H.S. in 1945 and as Mike says, hung out for many years after. We pray for Ann, her Husband Ed (predeceased), Their Family and friends as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Walter Williams on "fatherless homes"



The Welfare State's Legacy
By Walter E.Williams
September 20, 2017

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The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households. But is the weak black family a legacy of slavery? In 1960, just 22 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Fifty years later, more than 70 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Here's my question: Was the increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by the War on Poverty?

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Professor Williams always teaches me something.

Now we can blame to Gooferment for this human disaster.

Seems like we need to declare DEFEAT in the “War on Poverty”.

Just like the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, the Gooferment IS the problem.

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