Quoting superpregnant:" Uhhhhh...ummm... It's a culture thing, not a color thing"It's a culture thing and a color thing and a socioeconomic thing and an education thing and a media thing.
Quoting superpregnant:" I think maybe specify "socio economic" rather than black in your first post would have made it clearer. ... [snip!] ... finish highschool and work minimum wage jobs is just as likely to get pregnant as a black teen from the same backround, kwim?"
Quoting superpregnant:" Example: I live in Philadelphia. There is a large Domican population in our worst neighborhood. So ... [snip!] ... up in a neighborhood that is only visited by the wealthy when they want prostitutes or drugs are more likely to get pregnant."But, that leaves out the issue of values in my first post. A family that has all those things but has a value in marriage and/or career and/or travel is less likely to face a kid with a teen pregnancy than one who doesn't.
Quoting Zipo Bibrok 5 × 10^8 LIVR:" But, that leaves out the issue of values in my first post. A family that has all those things but has ... [snip!] ... has a value in marriage and/or career and/or travel is less likely to face a kid with a teen pregnancy than one who doesn't."
Quoting superpregnant:" Then where we disagree is that black families value marriage less than other races. Which just comes down to personal experience and POV, I guess"
Quoting Zipo Bibrok 5 × 10^8 LIVR:" The commentators that I've heard are not claiming that marriage is not a value but that it is not necessarily important to be married before having children."So is it what you believe or have found to be true or is just something you've heard said? I know that around here, people were really upset at things Bill Cosby said a few years back, found them to be counter productive and based on stereotypes. I don't believe it's important to be married before having children, I think a financially stable, adult, single woman can be a better parent than two teenagers can. I don't know if I understand what your point is, and what it has to do with teenagers getting pregnant.
Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:" Dude lol I live in Dothan, AL. Ten mins from the FL line...and literally all we have in this town is ... [snip!] ... batting cages) and uh yeah. So if everywhere else is like here...I'm not surprised the birth rate or pregnancy rate is higher."
Quoting ChrissyLovesNoah:" We have Mcdonalds, Burger king, Taco Bell, And Subway. Thats it. And some places to grocery shop. The town next to us only have one red light and a subway."I mean yeah that's how a lot of the towns up here are too lol. So no I'm not surprised. Give us some better education in schools, and something else to DO...and it might help.