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A BABY BEFORE I DO


Yesterday the federal government released its latest figures on births in the United States, including out-of-wedlock births. The numbers are very close to last year’s: 72.3 percent of non-Hispanic blacks are now born out-of-wedlock; 66.2 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives; 53.3 percent of Hispanics; 29.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites; and 17.2 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders. That’s 40.7 percent overall.

In about 25 countries, including China, India and much of Africa, the proportion of such births is typically around 1 percent verses 40.7, explains Joseph Chamie, a demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division. In another 25 countries, mostly in Latin America, more than 60 percent of births are out-of-wedlock, a big jump from just 50 years ago. The question is why do Black Americans have the most children out-of-wedlock births. Did slavery cause this to happen to the offspring of slaves 150 years later. To say it was slavery is to say the holocaust will have an adverse reaction to the Jews in 100 years.

African Americans seems to have the most malleable minds when it comes down to cultural instabilities yet we are far removed from slavery of the mind and body as our parents. Of the many races of the world Black Americans are the only other race outside of the Native Americans who can have mothers with multiple children unmarried. Why must the American Blacks continue to put up negative numbers in this area in a civil righteous society, who are you learning from ancestors who had an excuse at the tip of a whip.