Tag Archives: Population

Ross Douthat wants more American babies

TweetLadies, I don’t know if you’ve heard this yet, but we’re not pregnant enough.  I know. Bananas… It’s the kind of thing that only a true, enlightened and thoughtful white man can say to us, with a straight face. And that man, is Ross Douthat: In the eternally recurring debates about whether some rival great power will knock [...]
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White births have been outnumbered by non-white – now what?

Tweet (Spotted by my friend Karlos Gauna Schmeider from the Center for Media Justice–two headlines, backwards ideology and the new moment on race in the US) That inevitable moment that conservative Americans have been dreading is finally here. According to census data births of white babies has been surpassed by brown babies. The AP reports [...]
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Happy Birthday to the 7 billionth person!

TweetHave you heard? The world population hits 7 billion today! Conflicting reports put the 7 billionth baby as having been born in a few different places (The Philippines! India! China!) but it matters little to me: for the most part the milestone is symbolic. So .. what of it? Behind all the rhetoric and symbolism, [...]
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World Population Day: The world at 7 billion

Tweet Today is World Population Day, an annual event hosted by the United Nations Population Fund. The focus this year is “the world at 7 billion,” which represents how many people the world population is expected to surpass this year. I was happy to see that their messaging wasn’t too focused on population control: This [...]
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