One of the many persistent lies we hear from the Left is that whites are no longer the majority of America. Citing a US Census report, the New York Times said the latest Census showed that just over 50% of Americans under 1 year old are non-white.
This was an example of the liberal media disregarding the truth to write a story that fits its narrative. The Census Bureau is not the definitive source of data about the race of babies born in America. That role is filled by the National Center For Health Statistics (NCHS).
The NCHS reports something very different. It says that 54.4% of babies born in the latest reporting period were non- Hispanic whites. Moreover, rather than slipping toward the tipping point that would cause delight in America’s newsrooms, the trend of births since 2008 has been more white births than non-white births.
In the years from 2009 to 2011, black births have held just about even, Hispanic births have dropped almost 1 ½ percentage points, and white births have climbed by 1 percent.
Why would this be?
The Gutmacher Institute, a group known for its love of death through abortions, offers this data that explains the growing gap between white and non-white births.
“Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women have higher rates of abortion (40 and 29 per 1,000 women aged 15–44, respectively) than non-Hispanic white women do (12 per 1,000). The higher rates reflect the fact that black and Hispanic women have high unintended pregnancy rates (91 and 82 per 1,000 women, respectively), compared with non-Hispanic white women (36 per 1,000 women).” The rate at which non-white women kill their babies is three times higher than the rate at which white women kill their babies.
Given the amount of economic and other kinds of damage Barack Obama is doing to blacks and Hispanics, there is little reason to think they will start to reproduce at a rate that will bring their races to a majority in our country anytime soon. Does this make much of a difference? In the short run, the answer is no. In the long run, however, it is certainly yes. If we are ever going to turn things around, we need more wagon pullers and fewer wagon sitters.
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