True Grit Farms":at2gnsxq said:
If you can't feed em don't breed em, seems like an easy fix to me. All my black friends around here tell me how good they ate growing up. Between the hogs, cows and gardens everyone shared what they had and lived good. They still grow and tend gardens 50 years later, I get all my collards, turnips, peas, plums and pears from them.
I'm glad I never have seen the poor side of the country blacks, seen enough in the city and school system to last a lifetime.
Drugs and crime are something you don't need to worry about with my black neighbors, as a matter of fact my black neighbors are my best neighbors.
TG, did you read the article? I too believe in family planning but this article is largely about historical poverty in MS (ie, pre-The-Pill and modern family planning ideas and methods). Blacks were also systemically discriminated against in housing, farm loans, etc. The family profiled was just a couple generations removed from slavery. Yet the young child who grew up hungry in the 1960s now has 2 sons who own a trucking company, and his other 2 kids are a teacher and a doctor.
My Appalachian ancestors also had big families who, although everyone worked hard, didn't have much (and I'm sure food was sometimes scarce).
Point is, sure, some folks (of any race) did "ok" back when but as a general rule, before modern family planning most families were big and struggled. And yes, those who faced discrimination in jobs, loans, education and housing doubtless struggled more.