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Old 07-17-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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Jackson Jambalaya: Mississippi Awash in Unwed Births

The flag, HB 1523, backward/incompetent/corrupt politicians, etc., do not have near the impact as the issue above.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Jackson Jambalaya: Mississippi Awash in Unwed Births

The flag, HB 1523, backward/incompetent/corrupt politicians, etc., do not have near the impact as the issue above.
Public policy enables unwed mothers to collect on numerous benefits as they go through their pregnancy and even when they are raising the child. That's why so many couples have their children and then get married. I know personally of four cases. Five children.


Government policy accidentally destroyed marriage, and as it did so it destroyed the black community. Until 1968 the "man in the house" rule, which disqualified women who lived with a man, kept things in check. And since black people were most often left behind in the economy, it effected them the most. Suddenly, it seemed as if the government was saying not only did marriage not matter - it seemed to be encouraging young women to stay single in order to collect benefits.


Today, marriage has been trivialized and marginalized until it is no longer a revered institution. It's all too bad, but that's the way it is.
And which state would suffer most if not the one with the highest percentage of black people?
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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more preachers, wedding caterers & Justices of the Peace?
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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I'm flabbergasted at the thought that unwed births is the " prime" reason for the "lagging" behind in "all" good categories. I don't know how much eye rolling one can muster before their eyes roll out of their sockets.

Nope try a more defined reasons than this melodramatic statistic.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I'm flabbergasted at the thought that unwed births is the " prime" reason for the "lagging" behind in "all" good categories. I don't know how much eye rolling one can muster before their eyes roll out of their sockets.

Nope try a more defined reasons than this melodramatic statistic.
Maybe you could provide a suggestion, since you are so flabbergasted at the OP's.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Maybe you could provide a suggestion, since you are so flabbergasted at the OP's.
What haven't been suggested, discussed, or debated about the same multiple issues that Mississippi have to improve on already? Many times on here in the past and current, so on & so forth. Every state have it's pros & cons but people rather continue to be on a shallow "ranking" mindset. At this point in time it's your doing something about it or not. If your not even a resident then your definitely not a factor in our progress.

But this unwed birth is one of the top tier broken record excuses. Parenting a child is key regardless of the marital status.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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But this unwed birth is one of the top tier broken record excuses. Parenting a child is key regardless of the marital status.
Do you believe it's better to parent a child in a traditional marriage, or a single parent household?
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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This thread is why Mississippi is last in everything.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Hey we aren't last in everything. Louisiana has us beat in that regards. Actually "quality of life" is pretty good as we are #6.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Do you believe it's better to parent a child in a traditional marriage, or a single parent household?
Neither is better than the other.

I can speak from the latter personally because that was my experience. It comes down to parenting on the mother & father but their relationship status is between them to resolve.
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