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    "HOUSTON — One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll's OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for consultations. Some bring their children or their mothers. Only one brings a husband.

    Things move slowly here. Women sit shoulder-to-shoulder in the narrow waiting room, sometimes for more than an hour. Carroll does not rush her mothers in and out. She wants her babies born as healthy as possible, so Carroll spends time talking to the mothers about how they should care for themselves, what she expects them to do — and why they need to get married.

    Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women. ... "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog
    "HOUSTON — One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll's OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for consultations. Some bring their children or their mothers. Only one brings a husband.

    Things move slowly here. Women sit shoulder-to-shoulder in the narrow waiting room, sometimes for more than an hour. Carroll does not rush her mothers in and out. She wants her babies born as healthy as possible, so Carroll spends time talking to the mothers about how they should care for themselves, what she expects them to do — and why they need to get married.

    Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women. ... "

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    Do you just look for anything to show blacks in a negative light? A good majority of your posts are to attack the black race. I am not denying the truth of this article, but God move on to some new subjects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye2j
    Do you just look for anything to show blacks in a negative light? A good majority of your posts are to attack the black race. I am not denying the truth of this article, but God move on to some new subjects.
    Ignoring a problem & not talking about it is worse than talking about it openly.

    This relates to another ongoing argument about high crime rates amongst black males. There are those here who flat out deny the problem exists when anyone who watches their local evening news knows that it does exist.

    Regardless of Dog's motives, the topic should not be shied away from, as it affects all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDubya
    Ignoring a problem & not talking about it is worse than talking about it openly.

    This relates to another ongoing argument about high crime rates amongst black males. There are those here who flat out deny the problem exists when anyone who watches their local evening news knows that it does exist.

    Regardless of Dog's motives, the topic should not be shied away from, as it affects all of us.
    This too is true.

    But you aint going to get Obama to get involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Environment Man
    This too is true.

    But you aint going to get Obama to get involved.
    Should he or his wife be involved???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cosby
    Should he or his wife be involved???
    His wife.

    Plus she and the kids remind us that Obama is black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Environment Man
    This too is true.

    But you aint going to get Obama to get involved.
    Obama can't relate to your everyday black man no more than I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D.
    Obama can't relate to your everyday black man no more than I can.
    Less.

    Obama is whiter than you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D.
    Obama can't relate to your everyday black man no more than I can.
    A double negative means a positive. You said Obama can realte to the everyday black man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDubya
    Regardless of Dog's motives, the topic should not be shied away from, as it affects all of us.
    Fine, let's talk about the causes. Things like discrimination, prejudice, incarceration rates, inequality, etc.
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