On The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night (5/17/12), the “Culture Warriors” discussed the news that for the first time in United States history, there are more minority babies less than one year old than there are white babies. Culture Warrior Gretchen Carlson insisted she had no problem with the “racial aspect” of the change. No siree. Her concern was that these kids are more likely to be born to single mothers and therefore poor. And you know what that means – more welfare queens!
The other guest, Judge Jeanine Pirro, said the changing demographics bode well for Democrats and suggested this should maybe be a wake-up call for Republicans to do a better job outreach to minorities.
Carlson, on the other hand, said,
I say on its face it doesn’t matter as far as the racial aspect of it but culturally it could matter and here’s why: There are more births to single parents with minorities than to Caucasians and we all know that that does not bode well for the future of a child. Every study shows that a child is more apt to grow up in poverty if they only have one parent. In 2010, 72.5% of all black births were to single parents, 53.35 of all Hispanic births, 29% of the Caucasian births. Why does that matter down the road? Because eventually these are the kids who are going to grow up and be educated and gets jobs and pay taxes and most importantly, pay for the entitlement programs of this nation which are already broke.
Bill O’Reilly called her comments “interesting” and agreed that there’s a much higher percentage of minority babies born to single parents than of whites. “Whether that’s going to make a difference down the road, it’s hard to tell.”
O’Reilly found it very significant that minorities perform very well in the military. “But there is going to be a cultural change and it’s hard for us to predict,” he said.