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Texas Has a Premature Birth Problem, and Racism is to Blame

There are 5 comments on the Burnt Orange Report story from Dec 17, 2013, titled Texas Has a Premature Birth Problem, and Racism is to Blame. In it, Burnt Orange Report reports that:

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Donny Brook

Spicewood, TX

#1 Dec 17, 2013
I'm not knocking those girls up, so let's get to the cause of the problem. Every girl or woman who is pregnant has a choice to take care of herself and the baby or not too. My guess is, these females are choosing to pass on care. Every high school has well baby classes and programs to help these girls, so why aren't they availing themselves of it. Maybe the moron left should quit their crying and moaning and get their fat arses into the community and do some heavy lifting. The truth of the matter is that, like the president, liberals are good at talking and not so much at working. And also, they are scared to death of Black people. Come on Burnt Orange, get out into the world and help.
White Troll

Toronto, Canada

#9 Dec 18, 2013
Texas is a shyte hole.

“racists are funny”

Since: Mar 11

Columbus Ohio

#10 Dec 18, 2013
Texas is a state of degenerates,crackpots,weirdos and violent cowboy wannabes
Darren

Kansas City, MO

#11 Dec 18, 2013
iamcuriousnow wrote:
Texas is a state of degenerates,crackpots,weirdos and violent cowboy wannabes
And a bunch of violent coloreds.
MaltaMon

Wilmington, DE

#12 Dec 18, 2013
Large Line wrote:
After talking to a man from Chicago I got a surprise: He swam naked in junior high, too.
Just how widespread was this practice?
At the risk of ending my chances of becoming a district attorney, I went online and Googled the search words: "boys," "nude," "gym" and "class."
Lo and behold, there was an online forum on the topic:
It turned out that men from across the U.S. swam naked in school — in Blue States and Red States — and they were sharing memories.
To my astonishment, the "fibers clogging the drain" theory had made its way around the nation.
A woman joined their discussion. "Is this the best kept secret in the world?" she asked.
The forum turned into an angry debate. On one side were those who were OK with the policy. It's perfectly natural, like skinny-dipping, they wrote. Besides, men and boys swam naked at the YMCA.
On the other side were men who found it degrading. Swimming nude in school wasn't like swimming in the raw with your buddies at the lake. They didn't choose to do it. They were forced.
It's a moot argument. Nude swimming would not take place in a middle school today. "All hell would break loose," said Gayle Fallon, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers. "No parent would put up with it."
So I'm back to asking, "Why?"
I turned to the YMCA, since nude swimming there had been mentioned on the online forum.
I didn't find out much after calling the Y's national office, but the Encyclopedia of Washington State History Web site states that males swam naked at YMCAs across the U.S. beginning in the 1890s.
Hygiene was a reason cited. The Web site noted that it "may have evolved from problems created by the long wool suits ... in fashion, which apparently shed so much they gummed up the pool filters."
So, it was the bathing suit fibers!
Maybe there is a connection between nudity at the YMCA and in junior high, and public school officials were copying the Y. After all, the YMCA's swimming program has always been highly regarded.
As I talked to more people, a new mystery emerged: Why does the idea of swimming naked in public school seem awful to guys my age and younger while older men tend to see it as no big deal?
For example, when I asked 90-year-old Ted what it was like to swim naked at Johnston, he said, "Never thought anything about it really," whereas many guys from my generation hated it.
I turned to Hank, a brilliant, big-picture guy I know. Hank, who is 81, noted that in past decades, men had compulsory military service. In the Navy during World War II, he recalled, "we went through swimming and lifesaving in a group, and all of that was naked ... with everybody from every walk of life, and you had not one shred of privacy."
He recalled how in a small Texas town near his childhood home there were free public baths, one for males and one for females — the only source of hot water for many area residents.
As a country, we're not aware of how much privacy we've gained, he said. "The world then and now is so different."
"... How much privacy we've gained... The world then and now is so different (sic)." Okay, DJ, you yourself admit (through statements you clearly have plagiarized and just as clearly have been much too lazy to bother reading before you posted them), that your alleged campaign has,been fought and won years ago by others. Your cause is moot, no longer vital, its objective long since achieved by others. Pity for you. What's your next cause? Gonna take on the Third Reich?

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