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So you can see why looking at the number of Swedish children born out of wedlock is potentially misleading — what we really want to understand is the overall level of family instability. While nonmarital childbearing is a decent proxy for disruption in the U.S., it is a less useful proxy in Sweden.
2. Charles Murray goes over some statistics showing that Hispanics aren’t any more conservative than anyone else. He also writes:
I can understand why people think Latinos are natural conservatives. Just about every Latino with whom I come in contact is hard-working and competent. I don’t get into discussions with them about their families and religion, but they sure look like go-getting, family-values Americans to me. But note the caveat: “with whom I come in contact.” There’s a huge selection artifact embedded in that caveat—I always come in contact with Latinos because they are on a work crew that’s doing something at my house or office, or at my neighbors’ houses. That’s the way that almost all Anglos in the political chattering class come in contact with Latinos. Of course they look like model Americans.
Those same members of the political and media chattering class also come into contact with a fewer absolute number of Latinos and their jobs are also as far removed from danger as possible.
4. Jack Donovan on Hugo Schwyzer and ladies’ magazines and why we shouldn’t be paying attention to any of them. I have to say that I wish I had the discipline to avoid it.
5. Obsidian responds to my series of articles on race and street harassment. His main argument is: show me the statistics. But I doubt the police or the FBI are going to start tallying street harassment stats anytime soon, and especially as long as it’s not considered a crime. The point of all of this is that street harassment may very well be on the decline – it stands to reason that it has followed the same path as other types of crime – but that when it does occur, and there are plenty of testimonies online and even among my female friends, there are certain pervasive patterns.