7 of 10 black babies don’t have dads

black AmericaCarol Morello reports for The Washington Post, May 1, 2013, that the latest Census Bureau report shows that single motherhood, while on a steady uptick since the 1940s, has accelerated in recent years. The birth rate for unmarried women in 2007 was up 80% in the almost three decades since 1980. But in the previous five years alone, between 2002 and 2007, it was up 20%.

Today, more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried. Overall, 36% of all births in the United States were to unmarried mothers in 2011, the year that the census analyzed from answers provided in the American Community Survey.

Other findings from the report:

  • There are harp discrepancies in single mothers related to income, education and race.Women with college degrees and higher household incomes are far less likely to be single mothers than are women who have lower household incomes and less education.
  • In Washington, D.C., more than half of all births, 51%, were to unwed mothers. Maryland also had a higher rate than the national average, with 39% of all births out of wedlock.
  • Asian mothers were the least likely to be unmarried, with just 11% of new Asian mothers being single.
  • White single mothers also were below the national average, at 29%. Among
  • 43% of all new Hispanic mothers were unmarried.
  • The highest rate of unwed single mothers is among blacks: 68% of all African American women who had recently given birth were unmarried.

Study after study has shown that single motherhood is a recipe for poverty, which means more and more U.S. children, especially black children, are growing up in poverty.

And for that, there’s no one to blame but pop culture, the welfare state that replaces men as breadwinners, the irresponsible sperm-donors and the women themselves.

The Census Bureau attributes the long-term increase in single mothers in large part to changing norms for sexual behavior and a decrease in marriage rates.

H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska for the pic.

~Eowyn

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japoa
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japoa

Yes they do , his name is Wel Fare .

Allison W.
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Thanks for sharing these statistics. It’s a complex issue but I believe change will happen from the ground up. I think awareness and education are among the key tools to alleviating poverty too.

JohnyAngel Advocacy Group
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Reblogged this on JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group and commented:
Who pays for toddlers? Guess ?!!

MomofIV
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MomofIV

A harsh and sad truth. This is a recipe for disaster for the nuclear family and Christianity. The proverbial ‘canary in the mine’ for families in today’s society is the black “family”; which, by today’s standards, means mother and children (because the father is either incarcerated and having sex with other men or out practicing procreation with other females). Because it typically consists of a family removed from Christ, focused on anti-Christian entertainment through raunchy sex-filled “music” and corresponding videos and movies, and TV shows that focus on ‘who’s the daddy?’, drugs, alcohol, gangs, sex everywhere, abortion, babies born into… Read more »

josephbc69
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It looks as if their motto is “Have fun & run!”

DCG
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How sad…

Lavelle
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Lavelle

Very Sad indeed but it is a harsh reality. The Welfare system used to pay single mothers more money for each additional child that she had. Five, six, 700 dollars or more in cash, food stamps for food, plus the housing voucher for Section 8 or low income housing, plus the wic voucher for milk. These WOMEN ARE LIVING THE LIFE. Who needs Mr. Williams around the house when you have Mr. Welfare?

Steven Broiles
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When the demographics shift like this, it means revolution is coming. The same thing happened in 19th Century Europe and led, indirectly, to two World Wars. (This is not the sole cause of those wars, but it was at least a supporting influence). Main Point: When the demographics change to this extent, the culture and the politics will inevitably change.
Revolution is coming. It’s happening now.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this significant post. I believe one of the reasons this is happening, is because the single mothers don’t want to get married to the fathers of their children, because they will lose important government benefits, notwithstanding that also as you mentioned, the current cultural norms find single mothers with children just a current state of affairs. It is not seen as a serious problem. I feel so sorry for the children caught in this quagmire.