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Old 02-26-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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A stunning and depressing 72 percent of African-American children are born to unwed mothers.

Whatís worse, a large percentage of African-Americans act like the solution to this crisis is to ignore it.

I donít.

In the 1960s, roughly 21 percent of black children were born to unwed mothers. The number was lower in the 1950s.

Today baby-mama culture is the norm for African-Americans. There are communities where hardly anyone blinks when a black child gets pregnant, an epidemic highlighted earlier this year when Memphis, Tenn., TV stations reported that an area high school with 978 students (508 of them girls) was home to 90 girls who were either pregnant or already had a baby.

Baby-mama and baby-daddy culture is ingrained in the fabric of African-American culture.

The consequences are dire. You can see them in the sports world.

If there is no family, there is no community. African-American athletes played enormous roles in the social progress we experienced in the 1960s. They tied their plight to that facing the greater African-American community. They took courageous stands for the benefit of the community at large.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/j...nnected-022511
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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It isn't just the African American community.

Nearly 40 percent of babies born in the United States in 2007 were delivered by unwed mothers, according to data released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics. The 1.7 million out-of-wedlock births, of 4.3 million total births, marked a more than 25 percent jump from five years before.

Out-of-wedlock births hit record high - CNN
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Still waiting to read a part of the OP's post that hasn't been said ad infinitum on this board. Anything else to contribute?
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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It isn't just the African American community.
Nearly 40 percent of babies born in the United States in 2007 were delivered by unwed mothers, according to data released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics. The 1.7 million out-of-wedlock births, of 4.3 million total births, marked a more than 25 percent jump from five years before.
Out-of-wedlock births hit record high - CNN
Of course it isn't just blacks although they are the highest percent by far. It shows how our societal values and morals have continued to degrade.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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Wow, another "I need to complain about blacks" thread. Shocking.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: South Side
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This issue is about thirteen years since the famous Sports Illustrated story.

CNN/SI - An Inside Look

Of course, it mentioned Larry Byrd, too, which our OP did not.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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If only more black Americans were Christian, then we wouldn't have this problem.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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If only more black Americans were Christian, then we wouldn't have this problem.
You'd have a hard time finding one that ISN'T.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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It isn't just the African American community.
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While 28 percent of white women gave birth out of wedlock in 2007, nearly 72 percent of black women and more than 51 percent of Latinas did.
As the demographics shift in America we should see the number go over 50%.

The fear of criticizing this behavior (don't wanna get called the R word) only makes it more acceptable.

This is the #1 reason for poverty in America. Well, this, stupidity and laziness.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Why focus on the negative?

Black people are not inferior as a race because of the unique circumstances that black athletes find themselves in. Apparently, these gifted and magnificent human beings are the object of female attention, at a far greater rate and intensity than one can imagine.

I think in this society, bigotry against blacks is a far, far worse problem.
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