Obama Day Baby and Unwed Mothers in Bristol Virginia-Tennessee
By Lewis Loflin
Is this change or more of the same? Jarae Carl Bryant of Bristol, Tennessee was the first baby (he is black) born January 20, 2009 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born at 8:28 A.M. a few hours before Barack Obama became "a symbol of change and hope." This unwed mother "was just hoping" the child would be born on Obama day.
The press and mother rattled on about their "hope" but never seem to specify what that hope is. Her dad Joe Bryant was "thrilled" about his grandson and called the Bristol Herald Courier with the wonderful news. The press never mentioned any father, and the child's last name is the same as grandpa's name. He is the son of 20-year-old Jessica Bryant. Ref. BHC January 22, 2009.
Yet the same pattern of self-inflicted failure will likely confront Jarae Carl Bryant as his unwed waitress mom raises him alone or on welfare. (Hope I'm wrong.) What exactly does a black man being elected president have to with Jarae or the self-inflicted destruction of black America?
The press somehow keeps hinting whites are responsible for the black condition when that simply isn't true. Jessica Bryant has already failed her son if the statistics hold up. The chid's father I'm sure is black. She is black, where was her black family before she decided to have a fatherless child?
Right from the start, babies of single mothers are in trouble. According to the CDC "Marital status may be a marker for the presence or absence of social, emotional, and financial resources." To quote another commentator: "Poor, fatherless children are less likely to receive proper nutrition, health care and cognitive stimulation. The boys are more likely to commit serious crimes than their peers with a male presence in their lives. The daughters of unmarried women are more likely to be unwed mothers themselves."
This is seen in an earlier incident in Bristol, Tennessee. Cop killer Nikolaus Johnson, another young black man with a long criminal history from another dysfunctional black home. He was convicted of ambushing and killing Bristol, Tennessee police officer Mark Vance in November 2004 shooting him in the face with a .357 magnum. Vance was responding to a domestic disturbance call over Johnson getting his 17 (at the time) year-old girlfriend pregnant.
This "girlfriend" has given birth to four fatherless black children (she had triplets with Johnson) while Johnson sits on Tennessee death row. She has lost custody of those four kids according to news reports. Johnson's supporters yelled racism at his trial. According to some he has fathered other unwanted black children by another girl.
To quote Georgia Congressman John Lewis (1994), a veteran of the civil rights movement, "Nothing in the long history of blacks in America suggests the terrible destruction blacks are visiting upon each other today." And to quote race-hustler Jesse Jackson in 1993, "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life, than to walk down the street and hear footsteps...then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved." Black America has self-destructed and has itself to blame.
Destruction of black America is self-inflicted, not racism
"Whites commit fewer than half of all murders in the United States, yet more whites than blacks are sentenced to death and more whites than blacks are executed each year. If there is racial bias in the system, it clearly isn't in favor of whites...remember that nearly all black homicide is intraracial...(while blacks claim) white bigotry remains a clear and present danger, and the reason so many black Americans die before their time." (Jacoby)
Debunking racism claims. In 2005, the DOJ reports 3,254 prisoners on death row. Of those, 56% were white, 42% were black, fifty-two were women. If we passed a law that mandated the death penalty for murdering black people, (which this writer supports), 7440 blacks would be added to death row in 2005 alone. Instead, we execute more whites for a lower number of murders than blacks. Perhaps the life of a black person isn't worth as much as a white person?
"Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously warned 40 years ago that the collapse of black family life would mean rising chaos and crime in the black community...as 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock and 60 percent are raised in fatherless households...it is the law-abiding black majority that suffers from them most." (Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe September 5, 2007.) In 1965 unmarried black mothers made up under 25% of the black population. Today it's 70% and over 80% in many cities. The critical mass for community breakdown according to some experts is when the unwed mother rate goes beyond 25% to 30%.
The problem keeps growing
To quote: The birth rate for unmarried women increased more than 6 times from 1940 (7.1 births to unmarried women per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44 years) to 1990 (43.8) The increase in the birth rate was most rapid during the late 1970's through the 1980's, when the rate increased about 4 percent per year. Between 1994 and 1999, the rate has declined about 6 percent overall. The percent of births to unmarried women rose almost without interruption from 1940 (3.8 percent) to 1994 (32.6 percent) From 1994 to 1999 there was little change in this measure; it was 33.0 percent in 1999. Ref. CDC Volume 48, Number 16 (Revised) October 18, 2000
In 1965, according to the Department of Labor report issued by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the out-of-wedlock birth rate among blacks was 23.6 percent while the rate among whites was only 3.07 percent. By 2005, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the out-of-wedlock birth rate among non-Hispanic whites had jumped to 25.3 percent and the rate among non-Hispanic blacks stood at nearly 70 percent.
Volume 56, Number 6 December 5, 2007 CDC, Births: Final Data for 2005: Every 1,000 unmarried Hispanic women bore 92 children in 2003 (the latest year for which data exist), compared with 28 children for every 1,000 unmarried white women, 22 for every 1,000 unmarried Asian women, and 66 for every 1,000 unmarried black women. Forty-five percent of all Hispanic births occur outside of marriage, compared with 24 percent of white births and 15 percent of Asian births. Hispanics whom we are importing by the millions for cheap labor are surpassing blacks for crime and dysfunctional families.
Research shows that children of unmarried parents are much more likely to live in poverty, have low academic achievement, and have higher high school dropout rates than those born to married parents. Run-ins with the law, drug use, and incarceration are all more common among children born to unmarried parents. Welfare use is also significantly higher for families with illegitimate children. Infants born out of wedlock suffer higher death rates. Illegitimate children have been found to suffer from more-difficult-to-measure problems such as low levels of self esteem and self worth. Finally, children of unmarried parents are themselves at higher risk for being unmarried parents when they reach adulthood. Ref. www.cis.org.
Dr. Charles Murray, an American Enterprise Institute scholar, argues in an article titled "Rediscovering the Underclass" in the Institute's On the Issues series (October 2005) that self-destructive behavior has become the hallmark of the underclass. He says that unemployment in the underclass is not caused by the lack of jobs but by the inability to get up every morning and go to work. In 1954, the percentage of black males, age 20 to 24, not looking for work was nine percent. In 1999, it rose to 30 percent, and that was at a time when employers were beating the bushes for employees. Murray adds that "the statistical reality is that people who get into the American job market and stay there seldom remain poor unless they do something self-destructive." I agree with him and the white underclass of Appalachia are now engaged in the same self-destructive behavior of blacks and Hispanics. Have they reached the 30% mark in Bristol and Tri-Cities?
June 21, 2008 New York Times: In 2006, for the first time in U.S. history, a majority of all births to women under 30 - 50.4 percent - were out of wedlock. Nearly 80 percent of births among black women were out of wedlock. By comparison, when John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960, just 6 percent of all births were to unmarried women under 30. Since then, the percentages have risen across the ethnic spectrum. For Hispanics, it was 51 percent in 2006.
Update March 19, 2009: 'Baby Boomlet'
According to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_12.pdf:
The preliminary estimate of births in 2007 rose 1 percent to 4,317,119, the highest number of births ever registered for the United States. The general fertility rate increased by 1 percent in 2007, to 69.5 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, the highest level since 1990. Increases occurred within all race and Hispanic origin groups and for nearly all age groups.
The birth rate for U.S. teenagers 15-19 years rose again in 2007 by about 1 percent, to 42.5 births per 1,000. The birth rate for teenagers 15-17 and 18-19 years each increased by 1 percent in 2007, to 22.2 and 73.9 per 1,000, respectively. The rate for the youngest group, 10-14 years, was unchanged. Birth rates also increased for women in their twenties, thirties, and early forties between 2006 and 2007. The 2007 total fertility rate increased to 2,122.5 births per 1,000 women.
All measures of childbearing by unmarried women rose to historic levels in 2007, with the number of births, birth rate, and proportion of births to unmarried women increasing 3 to 5 percent.
By race of 4,317,119:
2,312,473 were white. 27.8% to unmarried women for a total of 642,687 fatherless children.
627,230 were black. 65.2% to unmarried women for a total of 408,953 fatherless children.
1,061,970 were Hispanic. 51.3% to unmarried women for a total of 544,790 fatherless children.
49,284 American Indian, etc. 65.2% to unmarried women for a total of 32,133 fatherless children.
254,734 were Asian. 16.9% to unmarried women for a total of 43,050 fatherless children.
Total fatherless children: 1,671,613 or 38.72% to unwed mothers.
US births break record; 40% out-of-wedlock
AP Mar 18, 2009
Births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend that started years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older. For a variety of reasons, it's become more acceptable for women to have babies without a husband, said Duke University's S. Philip Morgan, a leading fertility researcher...
The new numbers suggest the second year of a baby boomlet, with U.S. fertility rates higher in every racial group, the highest among Hispanic women. On average, a U.S. woman has 2.1 babies in her lifetime. That's the "magic number" required for a population to replace itself...While the number of births in the U.S. reached nearly 4.3 million in 2006, mainly due to a larger population, especially a growing number of Hispanics, it's not clear the boomlet will last. Some experts think birth rates are already declining because of the economic recession that began in late 2007...
Meanwhile, U.S. abortions dropped to their lowest levels in decades.
What we have is a growing demographic powder keg. In other studies the high school dropout rate nearly mirrors the unwed mother rate. Like unwed motherhood, it's also self-inflicted and has nothing to do with racism. According to Charles Murray (1993) the white illegitimacy was 22% (707,502 babies in 1991) and black illegitimacy rate was 68%. Using the above figures, the white illegitimacy rate has risen about 5% and the black rate has held steady. The problem for whites is the illegitimacy rate is concentrated in the bottom tier of the population:
For white women below the poverty line in the year prior to giving birth, 44% of births have been illegitimate, compared with only 6% for women above the poverty line. White illegitimacy is overwhelmingly a lower-class phenomenon.
This brings us to the emergence of a white underclass. In raw numbers, European-American whites are the ethnic group with the most people in poverty, most illegitimate children, most women on welfare, most unemployed men, and most arrests for serious crimes. And yet whites have not had an "underclass" as such, because the whites who might qualify have been scattered among the working class...The figure in low-income, working-class communities may be twice that.
Places such as Appalachia and Tri-Cities. Yet most social programs are aimed at non-whites only, such as Obama's Racist' Stimulus Package.
The other big demographic nightmare is Hispanics whose illegitimacy rates, dropout rates, crime rates, etc. could overtake blacks in a few years. Their population (legal and illegal) is exploding in this region as well as they are used by cheap-labor employers to displace poor whites and blacks from their jobs and further depress wages.
It would make more sense to deport as many illegal aliens (mainly Hispanic) as possible and secure our borders, while allowing much higher immigration levels from East Asia and Europe. But then Asians are too successful and don't form the permanent cheap-labor and welfare underclass so desired by big business and liberals.