2007 November 04 Sunday
Impoverished Growing Portion Of All Children

Our future is in the hands of the growing lower class.

Atlanta - The plight of the South's school-reform movement now hangs on kids from families that make less than $36,000 a year.

For the first time in 40 years, two new studies show, more than half of public school students in the South are eligible for free or reduced lunch a watershed moment in a 15-year wealth slide that comes amid resurging racial and economic inequalities in the former Confederacy. The rise is part of a nationwide surge: Low-income students now represent 12 percentage points more of the student body than in 1990.

Part of this is due to immigration. Part of it is due to the fewer children being born to the smartest and most educated.

I am reminded of the Harvey Danger tune Flag Pole Sitter.

Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don't even own a tv

I also hear "We are Devo. D-E-V-O".

Progress is not inevitable.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 November 04 09:06 PM  Civilizations Decay


Comments
daveg said at November 5, 2007 6:33 AM:

Are you doing your part to procreate?

Ned said at November 5, 2007 10:46 AM:

I am by no means a fan of socialized medicine, but this is one area where government-provided health care would really make a difference - free birth control services for all. Contraceptives, abortions, tubal ligations, vasectomies - free to all at Uncle Sam's expense. I think I'd even pay higher taxes to fund it. Generally, poor, low IQ women tend to have more kids than rich, high IQ ones, for many reasons. This tends to increase the percentage of low-IQ individuals in the population (yes, illegal immigration helps a lot, too, but that's another story). Affluent women have full access to these services because they can afford to pay for them, so why shouldn't poor women have the same opportunity? Also, since child bearing and rearing poses a greater burden on poor women (i.e., they are more likely to drop out of school or give up their jobs), such a program might actually benefit them as well as society in general.

Anon said at November 5, 2007 11:03 AM:

Ned,
The stupid can get all that birth control for free if they want it. But they don't because they are too irresponsbile, stupid and don't give a damn because someone wlse will pay for it. More kids means more benefits in many cases, free school lunches, WIC, after school basketball, Head Start and other expensive and useless programs that only serve to feed and grow this expanding and ofetn savage minority underclass. But they will still buy SUVs, bling, cell phones, etc... and have satellite dishes outside their Section 8 or public housing because they don't have to actually pay for that stuff and their rotten offsrpinf, but I do through taxes. I see that shit on my way to work each day. The only plan that would work is to pay these people large amounts of money to have abortions and then be sterilized, men and women. Eevn if it $100,000 a person, it is a bargain in the long-run. Conversely, we as a society should be paying intelligent people money to have kids. If they can't then give them incentives to donate eggs or sperm, etc...so that those who are intelligent and successful but can't have kids can have them.

Ned said at November 5, 2007 12:18 PM:

Anon -

Maybe so. Perhaps we need a negative income tax to encourage poor women not to reproduce - if your income is below a certain level, you get a bonus every year for not having a kid. High IQ/income don't need an incentive not to reproduce - the opportunity costs are too high.

Randall Parker said at November 5, 2007 5:35 PM:

Anon,

The costs of reducing low IQ reproduction are a lot lower than the costs of increasing high IQ reproduction. A substantial fraction of people will allow themselves to be sterilized for a cash payment. Keep in mind that lots of dummies have short time horizons. Money now weighs more heavily than the desire for kids in the future.

Even Norplant for dollars would be a big win. Delayed reproduction would reduce the burden caused by dummies.

blue said at November 6, 2007 9:25 AM:

In Southern India, where I'm from originally, the government encourages people to get themselves sterilized after having a certain number of children. See this surprisingly non-hostile New York Times article here: Relying on Hard and Soft Sells, India Pushes Sterilization.

Ideally, the US should try to implement a similar policy where poor people are encouraged to sterilize themselves after having two kids. I just can't see that happening though.


Jim said at November 6, 2007 12:08 PM:

what about it? the guy raised $4.3 million yesterday...
can't he get some front-page space on parapundit?

Randall Parker said at November 6, 2007 7:35 PM:

Jim,

You mean I should put ads on my front page? Or that I should write a post about someone?

m said at November 7, 2007 12:16 PM:

"Who is white and who is non-white is to be defined, and after it is defined, the rights of those European citizens who are suspected of not being white, also have to be determined."

The left already does this.It's the left that enforces the old "one drop rule",after all,and demands that people be seen as members of identity groups defined by race,sex and gender and that they be rewarded or punished accordingly.

"White Nationalism" doesn't need to be defined,it's being defined by it's enemies as we speak.
And the more the left attacks whites in general and white males in particular to forge unity,the more it will become attractive to people who now avoid it out of fear and distate.All it takes are enough upscale people to gentrify it,yuppie white male engineers and MBA types and their wives daughters,sisters and mothers.
Of course,it won't be called that.

David Duke used to be all over CNN a few years ago,they thought they were doing the Goldstien thing,you know,the "one minute hate".
But Duke got a nose job and his hair highlighted,put on a buisness suit to present a different,upscale image from the illiterate,toothless,sheet wearing hillbilly redneck they thought he was.
When CNN realized they were simply giving Duke a platform,and that he was rather well spoken and personable,well,you don't see him CNN anymore,do you?
Duke's problem is that he really was a sheet wearing redneck and has been reverting to type.

There is,however,a white idenity movement,if you can call it that,as it's not a conscious "movement".It's largely defined by suburban lifestyles,christian evangelism,(though this is hardly exclusively white,of course)GOP politics,Nascar,and "traditional culture",etc.

green mamba said at November 8, 2007 8:12 AM:

I wonder if this dygenic trend will be reversed or at least mitigated in the future by more and more women making "designer babies", i.e. choosing the father's genetic material carefully from sperm banks.

HellKaiserRyo said at November 10, 2007 2:25 AM:

Do not worry, I think we will solve this problem... the political left will soon be the ones advancing eugenic agendas. And the conservatives here (or free-market libertarians) will not like it. Whatever, if it costs the government 100k USD to pay for a 190 IQ child for a poor family, it is worth it because it eliminates much misery in the world.


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