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Incomplete American family. What it for “a profession - lonely mummy“?

Somehow I watched local telenews, and there passed the plot about lonely mother having many children - the Black woman who one raises five children! The chamber showed how she lives in poverty what problems at her family and as the state helps it to cope with difficulties. I was interested in a subject of an incomplete family in the USA as I not for the first time saw in television programs of black mothers having many children with identical problems.

When viewing such plots there is a question: why Afro-American mothers fall into a state of chicken with chickens? They never were is married. By what motives they are guided, bringing many children if they have no material resources for their education? To give birth to the child is one, and to grow up and give him though some education - a task quite difficult.

The statistics helps to answer these questions. In the USA 83% of lonely mothers are made by black ladies - such 6 - 7 million people. They bring 73% of children who never knew the fathers into world. About a half of these women having many children never and anywhere worked, the second half goes on the dole some limited time.

Incomplete families receive the grant on payment of housing and utilities, coupons on food, medical care and some money for children. The average income of such family where mother is a head, and 4 - 5 children, has the average annual income (with all payments) about 26 thousand dollars a year. Incomplete families live below the poverty line.

Children from such families seldom leave secondary school. Girls, seeing an example of mother, get children at teenage age. Boys who “are brought up by the street“ early get acquainted with police and court. They or “sit down on a needle“, or begin to be engaged in robbery or to trade in drugs. According to the American statistics, about a half of young men aged till 35 years (these are about 8 million people, among them the Afro-Americans prevail) were under court and a consequence and were sent to prison. Many repeat this vicious circle not once.

Recently material about how black mother having many children was lucky with her children caught sight to me. Mary Holmes from the city of Shallott, Northern Carolina, alone raises four children. But recently in the heavy everyday life of this woman filled with care of contents and education of offsprings the bright ray of light - very big money appeared.

In a lottery of “Powerball“ this woman won 188 million dollars! According to Mary Holmes, she is incredibly grateful to destiny for such gift. Now she should not think of how to provide children constantly. The woman shared with journalists that the new house wants to buy, the car, and also to send posterity to college when those grow up. Also the inhabitant of Northern Carolina promised to give the tenth part of a prize of church to which it goes.

Mary Holmes is not an inveterate player in a lottery, but from time to time bought to herself the ticket when there was opportunity. According to the woman, she wants to give all the best to the children, and also to make so that they understood that money should not change the person that it only means for achievement of the objectives.

Now this woman should not live on credit and to work at low-wage jobs. It is good when the pleasure and good luck comes to life of poor people. The chance to win in this lottery made 1 to 175 million. There is a wish to believe that this ticket will become the ticket in bright future for it and her children.

Not all lonely Afro-American mothers are so lucky. They chose for themselves such way of life. What will be with their children? How there will be their destiny? The answer to these questions will show the future. So far nothing changes in this world: daughters carry on “family traditions“ of grandmothers and mothers, and sons go to “seasonal work“. Let`s hope that Mary Holmes`s example will serve for the black population of America as a good lesson and will set though someone on a way true.