Moynihan Revisited

A Report by Fathers Incorporated

About The Report

In 1965 Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a report entitled: The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. The report later became known at the Moynihan Report. By most accounts, it is probably the most poignant collection of statistical analysis, combined with social commentary in the last 45 years; not because of what it reveal; but because of how close it has come to the truth.

Black Male Incarceration

There has been much speculation about the numbers of black men who attend college versus those who are imprisoned. Many commentators, practitioners, social workers and other continue to quote outdated statistics about black men and incarceration. Today, there are more black men in college than in America’s prisons.

Moynihan Revisited

Nearly five decades later, “The Moynihan Report Revisited,” the Urban Institute and Fathers Incorporated, gauges how the circumstances of black families have changed and how they compare with other racial and ethnic groups.

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"While it was true in 2000 that more black men were in prison or jail than in college, by 2010 that was no longer the case."

Urban Institute

About the Project

The Moynihan Revisited project is generously supported by the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The principal producing of its content and direction is that of the Urban Institute and Fathers Incorporated.

The views expressed herein are those of the interviewees and not necessarily those of the Open Society Foundations, Urban Institute, Fathers Incorporated or the organizations they partly represent.

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