Perspectives on Race

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Race & Abortion

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Recently there was a billboard put up in Georgia that called black children an endagered species. The billboard was put up by a black group who was trying to raise awareness about abortion and the toll that it is taking on the black community. Recent polls show that black women are  3 times as likely to have an abortion as white women, and at the same time they are 1.5 times as likely to get pregnant as white women. Some women within the Georgia community feel discriminated against and feel disgraced by the billboard. They feel that they are being targeted and singled out. One woman who supports abortion for women feels that they are trying to be controlled in a way that relates to slavery times. When compared to the latino population blacks vastly out-number them with their amount of abortions, and many within the black community feel that this is part of the reason why the latino community has overtakent the black community as the leading minority in America. I personally am against abortion but i do feel that women should have the choice. The choice to either give their child up for adoption or keep the child for themselves but i feel that no child should die without having the chance to live.

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Written by bmcdaniel91

February 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think the fact that black women are having the highest numnber of abortions is sad. They are killing there unborn children and at the same time harming there bodies. Instead of using abortion as a way out of an unwanted pregnancy black women need to use protection or birth control. I understand that the reason for the abortions may be because they aren’t financially prepared to take care of a baby but there are other alternatives to take so they wont get pregnant.

    taishae

    February 27, 2010 at 1:26 am


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