The Moynihan Report
The Moynihan Report, also referred to as The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, was written by Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1965. Moynihan was an American sociologist who served as Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Johnson. His report, which claimed to focus on the roots of Black poverty, stated that Black single-mother families were not caused by lack of jobs but by “ghetto culture.” The report was criticized for being racist and misogynistic, as it fed into stereotypes and victim blaming.
Author: Daniel Geary