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Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate
ap.org ^ | November 6, 2010 | Jesse Washington

Posted on 11/06/2010 10:53:29 AM PDT by MamaDearest

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To: GeronL

Whored out to the government sounds more accurate to me.


51 posted on 11/06/2010 11:24:44 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Gaffer

From what I’ve seen it’s all the same. Pay people to hang around and get pissed off about something. It’s universal.


52 posted on 11/06/2010 11:27:38 AM PDT by tired1 (Federalize the Fed)
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To: x_plus_one

“Wow, how high can it go?”

The “72%” number was nationwide.

If you look in some concentrated inner cities, I wouldn’t be surprised to find the illegitimacy rate at 85-90%.

When three out of four black babies are born to an unmarried mother, you have a behavior pattern that is no longer unusual — it is now “the norm”.

Indeed, in inner cities, it is the concept of a “traditional black family” that has now become the aberration.

I seriously doubt we will ever be able to restore things “back to kilter” among AA’s. The underlying cultural ties have been destroyed. Any attempt to rebuild them will be vehemently rejected and labeled “racist”....


53 posted on 11/06/2010 11:30:15 AM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Free in Texas

>> The Dems are farming them.

Yeah. On a plantation!


54 posted on 11/06/2010 11:30:33 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: MamaDearest

Billions of dollars have been thrown down the rat hole of inner city education with absolutely no positive results. That’s because adding teachers or computers or new books have a limited effect on children who lack paternal discipline. No daddy at home to respect (or, if need be, to fear) will inevitably lead to exactly the situation the Black community now finds itself. Yet, none of the “studies” that the liberal think tanks provide discusses the real reason for poor black achievement. Thus, to the left, a father’s value is zero. I guess all those years I spent helping my three kids with their homework, or just tossing a football with them, or discussing their problems, had no effect. Maybe I should have just hung out with my pals, drinking, smoking crack, and chasing loose women.


55 posted on 11/06/2010 11:31:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: MamaDearest
Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate

Blacks struggle to create 72 percent unwed mothers rate


56 posted on 11/06/2010 11:33:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: Beowulf9
Michelle should address this issue, instead of child obesity. It’s far more significant.

Bingo! The government should offer all women a free tube tying plus ten thousand bucks. If, some day, the woman wants to reverse the operation, she has to pay for it.
57 posted on 11/06/2010 11:35:41 AM PDT by Krankor (I can't see me loving nobody but you- for all my life.)
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To: devane617

Then the kids roam the streets, useless and uneducated, take to crime and then it becomes a white black thing with guess what? Whiteys fault and racial profiling. Its discrimination.
Yup! Discrimination between good and bad

Why do you think that in california over 80 percent of the incarcerated are “men of color”?


58 posted on 11/06/2010 11:37:53 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: MamaDearest
Many are still living with multi-generational social damage inflicted by the welfare system, aided in the public sphere by narcissistic and hedonistic arts and media industries that celebrate single-parenthood and promiscuity.

Of course many in the arts and media that support that celebration have the financial wherewithal to support the problems from it should they incur those problems; which at the least demonstrates their "social" irresponsibility, by what to many of us is their moral irresponsibility. No that doesn't excuse the moral responsibility of their less fortunate peers who followed the arts and media icons in their folly.

59 posted on 11/06/2010 11:38:12 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: DoughtyOne
[ And yet, the Democrat party gets praise for bringing this on Black Americans. What a disgrace. ]

Actually the disgrace goes to the black community..
Few blacks highlight this.. and fewer still do anything about it..

One would think some blacks would be hopping mad..
A few do.. but very few..

Its actually stealth genocide.. with most blacks being Judas Goats..
White liberals planned it with menace aforethought..
Black Panthers should be renamed, Black Judas Goats..

A more though bit of brain washing I have not witnessed..
Than with blacks generally.. course the T-P Caucus has slapped a few awake...

60 posted on 11/06/2010 11:38:24 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
What is the percentage of black babies aborted?.

I can speak for Ohio where blacks make up 41% of the total abortions in the state according to the most recent statistics.

61 posted on 11/06/2010 11:39:33 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Gaffer

Over half of the brothers subscribe to nation of islam....and it allows polygamy. Illiterates producing more illiterates filling up the jails.....


62 posted on 11/06/2010 11:40:49 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Free in Texas
It’a a brilliant scheme, actually. ‘Grow your own’ voters! The Dems are farming them.

Oh, so that thing about babies and the cabbage patch is true?
63 posted on 11/06/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT by Krankor (I can't see me loving nobody but you- for all my life.)
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To: MamaDearest

This has been enocuraged for years by the Federal Government and even some black churches. Have as many children as you can and let the government or grandma take care of them.


64 posted on 11/06/2010 11:44:39 AM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: Faith
[ I can speak for Ohio where blacks make up 41% of the total abortions in the state according to the most recent statistics. ]

And THAT number is added to the 72% bastard rate.. cause their dead and cannot be counted.. makes the 28% two parent family rate much smaller.. if total pregnancy's are counted..

Blacks are slowly being eliminated.. and they DON'T CARE..
If they DID,, somebody would be mad as Hell.. at democrats..

65 posted on 11/06/2010 11:47:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: MamaDearest

Liberals have done what the Klan could never do... Destroy blacks.


66 posted on 11/06/2010 11:50:07 AM PDT by scbison
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To: Krankor

Oh, so that thing about babies and the cabbage patch is true?


Well I can’t say, having never heard it.


67 posted on 11/06/2010 11:50:41 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Let them eat bacon!)
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To: apoxonu
According to the US Census Bureau, the rate was 22% in 1960, before the Great Society and its immense welfare program was created.

Wow!

Do you have a link? I'd like to pass that along to my liberal neighbors.

68 posted on 11/06/2010 11:53:10 AM PDT by Cobra64
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To: MamaDearest

Maybe if we taught sex education in public schools people would learn what causes pregnancy?


69 posted on 11/06/2010 12:11:21 PM PDT by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: MamaDearest

Irresponsible men.

Men want women to take care of them.


70 posted on 11/06/2010 12:13:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Grumplestiltskin
I seriously doubt we will ever be able to restore things “back to kilter” among AA’s.

You may be right. It could be done though.

Right now the government rewards teenaged unwed mothers with welfare, apartments, food stamps, cell phones, etc. Cut the rewards and it will reverse itself immediately.

71 posted on 11/06/2010 12:18:05 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: MamaDearest

I know the father in these situations take a lot of flak for this. And rightly so. But the last time I checked a child needs a mother in order to be born. And if 72% of the children in some communities are born out of wedlock, what kind of reflection is that upon the poor, hardworking, single black mother that we often see applauded for ‘carrying on’ in spite of adversity?


72 posted on 11/06/2010 12:19:31 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: hosepipe

People forget that up until the Time of Nixon, the South was a near solid lock for Democrats. Who was the driving force behind some of the darkest groups of that era? The Democrats.

To this day they see nothing wrong with an ex-Clansman group leader and recruiter serving in their ranks.

They see nothing wrong with policies that have devastated black families, and are bold enough to brag that they still support them today.

So yes, Blacks do deserve blame for allowing themselves to be gamed like this. I agree with that.

Does this qualify as a sort of Stockholm Syndrome? I think the case could be made.


73 posted on 11/06/2010 12:19:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: MamaDearest
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Assistant Secretary of Labor under Kennedy and Johnson (and later, Democratic(!!) Senator) wrote an incisive report on this topic in 1965. I read it a few years later, and it made such a strong impression, I've never forgotten it.

IMHO, it's still worth a read:

— a review:

http://www.issues-views.com/index.php/sect/2002/article/2032

— the report:

http://www.issues-views.com/index.php/sect/2002/article/2032

74 posted on 11/06/2010 12:23:08 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MamaDearest

Young girls, white ones, are striving for single parentship now. They HATE being married in the 20-28 year range.

I hear them bitching about it a lot.


75 posted on 11/06/2010 12:27:27 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: hosepipe

In Georgia in 2008, according to the GA Dept. Of Health, 35,888 abortions were performed. 58.2 percent of those abotions were black babies. Blacks are 30 percent of the population in GA.


76 posted on 11/06/2010 12:30:30 PM PDT by Padams
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Maybe I should have just hung out with my pals, drinking, smoking crack, and chasing loose women.

That would have been the trademark democrat way of being a "father." Hollywood personifies it in most of their movies and via the personal behavior/morals (or lack of them) of the "entertainment stars" who vent negatively and obnoxiously upon those of us with conservative views (Cher this week for example - and rappers who have no respect for either women or law enforcement whatsoever).

Billions of dollars have been thrown down the rat hole of inner city education with absolutely no positive results. That’s because adding teachers or computers or new books have a limited effect on children who lack paternal discipline.

IMHO you've brilliantly summed up a major part of the problem in a couple of sentences.

There ARE black parents who do not deserve the stigma of this outrageous statistic and I applaud them for their efforts to raise their children to respect others (as they should be respected) and to learn, earn and survive, but not the way democrats and those promulgating an expectation of entitlement would hold them back from doing so.

77 posted on 11/06/2010 12:31:33 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Gaffer

I’ve had on-line spats with libs over issues like this. They spout off that whole anti-traditional family, “I’ll do what feels good cuz “who are you to say what’s right and wrong” BS. Then I try to explain to them how one thing leads to another...family dysfunction leading to societal ills etc. but they will not comprehend it because they are selfish immature people who just do not like any restraints placed on themselves.

I had a child out of wedlock at 17 and married the father. I never had any more children because I couldn’t afford one in the beginning and then found out our parenting styles were just too different and it caused a lot of conflict. My daughter had a baby 2 years ago. They live together in their own place now but he has not proposed. She had been depressed because having the child cramped her social life/free time and basically wanted me to be my grandson’s primary caregiver. Yet, she was afraid she might be pregnant again.

These kids (young adults) know all about sex and protection. The libs think throwing money at more “education” fixes everything and then when their “educating” has failed they just throw more money at it (welfare.) God forbid they stop and think about “morals.” One problem is there is no “shame” about anything anymore. Shame, when appropriate, is a good thing as it signals there is a moral conscience.


78 posted on 11/06/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: MamaDearest

A rather odd headline, isn’t it ? If the unwed motherhood rate is 72%, who’s left to do the ‘struggling?’ The parents of the 28%?


79 posted on 11/06/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Beowulf9
Michelle should address this issue, instead of child obesity...

Bill Cosby showed what happens when you do that.

80 posted on 11/06/2010 12:38:24 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: ladyjane
Right now the government rewards teenaged unwed mothers with welfare, apartments, food stamps, cell phones, etc. Cut the rewards and it will reverse itself immediately.

That's true - and for ALL unwed mothers, whether teenaged, or older, whatever skin color under the rainbow. Democrats (and welfare/medicaid recipients) would scream to high heaven to lose any of those benefits. They are an expectation / an entitlement and neither political party will touch the issue no matter how abused it has become.

81 posted on 11/06/2010 12:41:11 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Bush’s fault.


82 posted on 11/06/2010 12:58:13 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The children must be fed. They are our future.
Lord help us.


83 posted on 11/06/2010 12:59:43 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Lysander

lol The squirrels are the problem.


84 posted on 11/06/2010 1:00:47 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DoughtyOne
Maybe Sarah Palin can give a speech on how to prevent illegitimacy.
85 posted on 11/06/2010 1:02:39 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Free in Texas

Your grandma never told you they found you under a cabbage leaf in the garden? ;)


86 posted on 11/06/2010 1:06:27 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: WilliamHouston
Bush’s fault.

Or its the Liberal's fault. Its never the black peoples fault, they're the poor victims.

87 posted on 11/06/2010 1:09:38 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: MamaDearest

You get what you pay for...

Subsidize bad behavior and you get more of it.


88 posted on 11/06/2010 1:16:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: MamaDearest

“Billions of dollars have been thrown down the rat hole”

Trillions, MD, trillions.


89 posted on 11/06/2010 1:20:59 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Free in Texas

Grossly put, but apt.


90 posted on 11/06/2010 1:21:19 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: kalee

Television points out to kids that this sort of explanation is a lie.


91 posted on 11/06/2010 1:25:48 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MBB1984

That would be a fascinating irony.


92 posted on 11/06/2010 1:27:39 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MrB

Don’t they ever get tired of being dysfunctional? I would never want to have one kid out of wedlock, but these women have dozens! One after another and all of them shortchanged the minute they’re born.


93 posted on 11/06/2010 1:31:16 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Gaffer

This is so stupid to call it a ‘struggle.’ This is a ‘struggle’ that is easily avoidable. Very easily avoidable. These women are bron with enough working against them enough, why add to it? They keep refusing to see the bigger world out there, which is bewildering to me since they are sabotaging themselves, not choosing to do better.


94 posted on 11/06/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MamaDearest

What struggle? They freely embrace bringing up children in poverty with no hope of success. It’s a “cultural” thing and so unPC to mention it.


95 posted on 11/06/2010 1:36:29 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Tolsti2

So bascially to them marriage would be a hindrance, but not a kid? Idiots.


96 posted on 11/06/2010 1:38:28 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: scbison

Blacks are CHOOSING to destroy themselves as well. They are CHOOSING to behave irresponsibly. There are a million ways to break out of poverty and I daresay that they aren’t taking them, but choose to push the self destruct button. They keep choosing to ruin their lives. It’s like taking the Mark of the Beast, all the time knowing the consequences and hearing the warnings. Day in and day out you see and hear the consequences, but go figure, choose to do so anyway.


97 posted on 11/06/2010 1:42:11 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: MamaDearest
Sounds like the only struggle is to get dem drawers off faster.
98 posted on 11/06/2010 1:44:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Foc nobama)
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To: Gaffer

ISLAM is spreading to kids raised in single parent households, via prison. Get the out of wedlock problem reduced, there will be less cirminals in jail to be receptive to the moral absolutes of Islam. Islam is good for people who hate the mainstream and would prefer to embrace something that reinforces their alienation and sense of hatred of the very society they themselves vicitmized. It absolves them from being responsible for their actions.


99 posted on 11/06/2010 1:45:42 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Doe Eyes
Its never the black peoples fault, they're the poor victims.

This is Obama's mentality precisely (and his foundation for "redistribution of wealth.")

100 posted on 11/06/2010 1:47:08 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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