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The art of procreation…

David Horsey, Los Angeles Times
David Horsey, Los Angeles Times

Good morning, Netizens...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, moms who are Latino, Asian, African American or mixed race are now giving birth to just over 50% of American babies. When you look at the numbers, the median age of European heritage is 42 while Latinos is 28. The median for Asians and blacks falls somewhere around 33. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that younger people make more babies, and thus this trend toward a multicultural nation will continue to grow.


When these children of color grow up, these babies will be working hard to pay for the Medicare and Social Security benefits for old farts like me and cartoonist David Horsey. According to Horsey, it probably would be a good idea to pay close attention to the quality of K-12 education these children receive, and thus prepare them for the future they are about to inherit.


There isn't much doubt that America is changing. I know this bothers the hell out of some Americans, but David Horsey says, and I totally agree, that we need to pull our heads out of the sand, stop living in the outdated definitions of “Real Americans” and do everything within our power to bring these new babies into the new world and thus into the great American family.


Of course, the only other alternative is that we aging folks of European heritage might redevelop a new interest in procreation. Of course, that might scare the daylights out of our grandkids, wouldn't it?



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