I guess abortion clinics in the hood aint enough. This week’s ignorance is brought to you by Nolan Finley of The Detroit News. Apparently his solution the birth control problem in his state is to put contraceptives in Michigan’s drinking water. You heard right the drinking water! This fool justifies his opinion by spouting off “facts”. Here’s one of the gems he drops in his pulitzer prize quality article:”Michigan’s social problems and the huge costs attached to them won’t recede until we embrace reproductive responsibility.”
This reproductive responsibility is aimed at you know who. Some of his ground breaking stats:”Last year, 43 percent of the babies born in Michigan were to single mothers. And even though Medicaid pays for birth control, half of the babies born here were to mothers on welfare. Eighteen percent were born to teenagers who already had at least one child. And nearly 1-in-5 new babies had mothers with no high school diploma.”
Really Nolan? Maybe your parents should have took a contraceptive. I mean after all that would help with your state’s problem. I love how people tend pick certain facts to illustrate a point but rarely speak on the causes of the effects. Considering Detroit is one of the most hard hit areas during the recession, he fails to mention that majority of the gainful employment was stripped from the state when the automobile plants started shutting down. These welfare mothers would make six figures on the factory floor if they had the opportunity to.
The destruction of the black family unit also plays a major role in the equation. A woman can receive financial backing from the government if she raises the child without a father around. This has been going on for the past 50 to 60 years and it has gradually eroded not just the black family, but the nuclear family unit in general. Not to mention the institutionalized racism and hiring practice that do their damn best to exclude the black man from the workforce.
So if a man can’t find a job to support his family and doesn’t possess the know how to run a business what options are left for that man? Accepting government handouts or involving himself in the street life. A lose lose situation if you ask me. Another point this jerk fails to realize is that black people aren’t the only ones that drink tap water. Even if they were able to concentrate the water in the black areas, it would end up causing the state more money to have a separate reservoir and to purchase contraceptives in that quantity from a pharmaceutical company.
Not everyone can afford the luxury that is bottled water which is tap water for the most part anyway. I find it hard to believe that this level of ignorance is alive and well. Not only that; this fool is writer for a paper and people read this nonsense and advocate it. Check some of the comments out under his article when you get a chance. I admit I shouldn’t even talk bout this clown and give him an extra 15 minutes but, it just bothers me when people just have no regard for black life. If it wasn’t for black folks; no other races would exist. Please kings and queens do your part. Raise your babies to be warriors in this world that despises them. They will thank you for it later. Keep your eyes open and God in your heart, peace and blessings