I remember when I was in high school in Miami, Florida and if a student got herself pregnant she was transferred to an alternative school for pregnant girls. We never ever saw a pregnant kid walking the halls in jr. high or high school. But we're living in different times now.
In this article, a white reporter with CBS News struggles to understand why 115 girls in a single high school are pregnant. Robeson High has a population of 800 students. And of course the school is majority black.
The reporter has probably never watched the highly sexualized rap videos on BET or heard the degrading lyrics in Hip Hop songs catering to these same kids.
The writer probably doesn't know that the girls at Robeson high are products of a Hip Hop culture that glorifies violence, sex and crimes against women. And that these girls grew up watching rap videos portray black women as sexual objects for the pleasure of rappers and their thug entourages.
Rappers routinely spit lines about challenging authority and breaking society's rules by encouraging promiscuity among today's youth.
Surely the writer is familiar with rapper Lil Wayne and how he freely plants his seed in any bimbo opportunist who is willing to open her legs to him. In fact, there was a recent incident where black chicks shot up his tour bus because he refused to have sex with them.
So far the tally of baby mamas knocked up by the rapper this year alone stands at 4. Wayne already has a 9-year-old with reality tv personality Antonia Carter.
Robeson Principal Gerald Morrow blames the pregnancies on the girls home life and absentee fathers. He doesn't mention to the white reporter the destructive influence Hip Hop has had on an entire generation of youth. Maybe because he knows it's a black thing and she wouldn't understand.
Thanks to loyal reader BevG for the tip!