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Should only the upper middle & upper classes have children?


I was listening to a great radio program hosted by Tom Leykis who indicated that poor people shouldn't have children because such children will be living in substandard neighborhoods, have poor/no health &/or medical care, have poor schooling, & an overall bad life quality. Mr. Leykis further stated that poor people have the MOST children because of impulsive gratification w/o considering the ramifications of their actions. Mr. Leykis maintained that it is UNWISE for poor people to have children as they have NOTHING to offer them. Couldn't have said it better!

 

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 7 weeks ago

    BOTH, but money means more myriad opportunities in terms of education. Poor parents HAVE NOTHING to offer their children but no opportunities for education & success. Love & affection doesn't confer opportunities but MONEY does.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 7 weeks ago

    Wasn't born into privilege-just born solidly middle class. I have observed poor people via extended relatives & former classmates. They didn't have the opportunities I had. My parents PLANNED for me; they COULD afford me.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 6 weeks ago

    Really now. Poor people have NOTHING to offer their children in terms of educational & socioeconomic opportunities Poor people SHOULDN'T have kids-they CAN'T AFFORD them. Your statement is purely illogical, bordering on the unintelligent.

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    M150 6 weeks ago

    Agreed.


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    shanmarie 7 weeks ago

    I had a professor in college share her experiences. She grew up in poverty and became a highly esteemed prof of education. She aimed to teach her students how to be better teachers to children from poverty. It is possible for impoverished children t


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