The Black illegitimacy argument


Warning: Charts ahead! You do not have to understand them to understand the post. If you do look at them always note the years each one covers. I tried to get them as close to 1960-2010 as possible.

The Black illegitimacy argument (by 1965) says that one of the main things holding Black Americans back is not White American racism but the high Black illegitimacy rate: “Over 70% of Black children are now born out of wedlock!”

Charles Murray, he of “The Bell Curve” (1994), said in 1984:

Illegitimacy is the single most important social problem of our time – more important than crime, drugs, poverty, illiteracy, welfare, or homelessness because it drives everything else.

The American illegitimacy rate by race in 2008 (Hispanics separate):

  • 72.3% Blacks
  • 65.8% Natives
  • 52.6% Hispanic
  • 28.7% Whites
  • 16.9% Asians

chart9The absolute numbers are considerably different because Blacks are only 13% of country. In 2008…

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