The government released its preliminary data for 2007 births today, finding, â€œAll measures of childbearing by unmarried women increased in the United States to historic levels in 2007 . . . â€ Overall, 39.7 percent of all births now occur out of wedlock in the U.S. Appalling.
By racial/ethnic group: 27.8 percent for non-Hispanic whites (up from 26.6 percent in 2006); a really appalling 71.6 percent for blacks (up from 70.7 percent); 65.2 percent for American Indians/Alaska Natives (up from 64.6 percent); 51.3 percent for Hispanics (up from 49.9 percent); and bringing up the rear, Asians/Pacific Islanders at a paltry 16.9 percent (but still up from 16.5 percent).
Look at those numbers, and note the obvious, inverse correlation between illegitimacy and how well a group is doing socioeconomically. And then ask what it portends that all groups are headed in the wrong direction.
Now, if we can just get the rates for incest, plague, and famine up, they’ll put us past the brink. And, everybody, come on, listen up, there are reports of serious shortages of sodomy in sectors “L” and “R,” so let’s get busy. Time’s a wastin’.