Teen births: Nearly half in Connecticut are to Hispanics!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by get_involved, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. get_involved
    Offline

    get_involved Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,036
    Thanks Received:
    423
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Ratings:
    +565
    "Hispanic teen birth rates in Connecticut are 8.5 times higher than whites' and almost double that
    of African Americans for girls ages 15 to 19.

    At 13 percent of the state's population, the Hispanic community is growing at a dramatic rate - by
    almost 50 percent during the past decade - and experiencing increasing social and health inequities.

    Almost a third of Hispanic children ages 17 and younger live in poverty. Almost 22 percent of
    all Hispanics have no health insurance. The state's Hispanics had the third highest
    unemployment rate in the nation in 2010, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a
    Washington, D.C., think tank. Hispanics had a four-year high school graduation rate of 64
    percent in 2010, according to state Department of Education data."

    The dumbing down of America.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.theday.com/article/20120126/NWS12/301269481/1018
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  2. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,028
    Thanks Received:
    5,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,977
    Ok.

    What's your point?
     
  3. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,212
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,684
    That the gov't is using unfettered illegal immigration to disenfranchise or "checkmate" it's own citizens.

    Americans won't vote for more socialism and gov't power? OK, then let hoards of people in who will.
     
  4. eots
    Offline

    eots no fly list

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Messages:
    28,995
    Thanks Received:
    2,034
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    IN TH HEARTS AND MINDS OF FREE MEN
    Ratings:
    +2,606
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CraXMW9s06E]Down in Mexico - YouTube[/ame]
     
  5. Trajan
    Offline

    Trajan conscientia mille testes

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    29,048
    Thanks Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    The Bay Area Soviet
    Ratings:
    +4,756
    I have a point via a few questions ......

    IF they kept similar those records back then, and the same scrutiny employed, I suspect you might find a similar article say in any major NY newspaper, circa 1900 to oh 1920 saying same for jews, Italians, Germans, Slovaks ala the euro immigration wave etc.

    The difference is, imho of course and one question I ask is- does this generation of immigrant have the same outlook they did? As to Assimilation? Education? Achievement via the 'traditional' methods we have come to understand that propelled generations before them?

    Lets say yes they do, Question- how much will the 'safety net' and victimization mantra cripple them?
     
  6. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    No one has done a study on corelating the birth rate with the murder rate to find out what the net is. A few birthday parties and the net population of a given neighborhood drops.
     
  7. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,028
    Thanks Received:
    5,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,977
    They did keep similar records, and there were many similar articles (as well as plenty of articles that were more blatantly racist and jingoist).

    (My whole family were Polish Jews who emigrated to the US in the decade before WWII, and I've always been fascinated by the subject. I have many of those articles in my files)

    I don't disagree with your premise - it's a topic that I don't have a firm opinion on.

    The fact is, the article in the OP says nothing about immigration - it's a story on how prevalent teen pregnancy is among hispanics in CT. Those pregnant 14 year old girls aren't illegal immigrants (their parents might be).
     
  8. uptownlivin90
    Offline

    uptownlivin90 Rebelious Youngin

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,525
    Thanks Received:
    384
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ratings:
    +384
    I'd be interested in comparing those rates to those rates of nations where these immigrants originate from.

    Are out of wedlock births this common in Mexico and El Salvador or does it just seem like when they come here they're conditioned by the liberal western media to believe it's okay to just "do whatever"?

    I wonder.
     
  9. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,028
    Thanks Received:
    5,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,977
    The article in the OP isn't about "immigration".

    It's about the epidemic of teen pregnancy among hispanic girls.
     
  10. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,028
    Thanks Received:
    5,799
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,977
    Kids will always "do whatever". The claims that "the media" "makes people believe it's ok" are just nonsense.

    There were plenty of "teen pregnancies" before there was a "media". In fact, up until very recently, it was an international norm.
     

Share This Page