More Black Babies Die; More Black Babies Live

In the US, more than 10 black infants out of a thousand die, from one cause or another (see image). That is about twice as many infant deaths as we find in most other races in the US.

US Infant Mortality by Race and Cause

But if you look at infant mortality in Africa, you may be surprised to see that an infant death rate of 10 per thousand such as we see in US black babies is downright heavenly, by comparison:

Wikipedia Infant Mortality by Nation

The lowest infant mortality in Africa is roughly 30 deaths per thousand live births. The highest is over 100 infant deaths per thousand live births.

And yet we see that population growth in Africa is skyrocketing. Despite high infant mortality, despite AIDS, despite Covid, despite malaria — Africa’s population is shooting for the sky.

… in Africa, the average age is 19 years old and rapidly getting younger. The continent is growing so quickly that by halfway through this century, it will be home to one billion children. By 2050, two in every five children in the world will be born here.

This is going to present a unique challenge. Graça Machel has warned: “Even though our youth have the potential to transform Africa, if neglected, they could exacerbate poverty and inequality while threatening peace, security and prosperity”. Therefore, we must be proactive in ensuring we meet the needs of this burgeoning population.

Evolving in tandem with this exponential population growth is a rate of urbanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa that is unmatched in the rest of the world.

Africa’s urban population is expected to nearly triple by 2050, to 1.34 billion. Coupled with a high rate of urban primacy in African countries (whereby one city is multiple times bigger than the next nearest) and the high number of mega cities, enormous stress is going to be placed on the physical, political, economic and societal infrastructure in these places.


If the average black infant mortality rate in the west is about 10 deaths per 1000 live births, and the average infant mortality rate in Africa is about 50 infant deaths per 1000 live births — despite the $billions spent in Africa every year by western relief agencies and NGOs — one wonders what the infant mortality rate in Africa would be if Africans were left to fend for themselves, without western physicians, medicines, vaccines, equipment, etc.

But it is not just African infant mortality rate that is being held artificially low by outside assistance. African mortality across the board is just a fraction of what it would be without outside interference.

Eventually, the shrinking (and less prosperous) populations in the western world will no longer be able to prop up excess African population growth. As western populations collapse, they will no longer be able to trade excess wealth for import goods from the third world and the emerging world. Africa will suffer — but so will China! Every exporting nation will pay the price for the coming demographic implosion of most of the world — combined with the demographic explosion within an Africa that cannot take care of itself.

Western media will not look honestly at this destructive confluence of demographic trends that is set to rock the world’s geopolitical foundations to rubble.

Yes, they will tell us how horrible it is that black infants in the US die at a rate twice as high as their white counterparts. But they do not explain that virtually every race everywhere in the world has a lower infant mortality than black infants do virtually everywhere. In almost every way a black baby is lucky to be born in the west, compared to the old countries of its genetic roots.

If one considers the many black ghettos around the world, it is sobering to realize that the African population explosion has barely begun. The burgeoning slums of Africa itself will be amply mirrored by the exploding slums of Sweden, France, England, Brazil, North America, Venezuela, Belize, and on all shores of the Mediterranean. This will be a world that your grandparents would not have recognized. You will not have to travel to Africa. This world will come to you.

Were you wondering whether this population trend will affect the ongoing decline of global average IQ scores?


Time will tell.

The only way to assure a safe and secure future, is to assure the rule of law and property rights, which undergird the foundations of prosperity. That is not what your children are being taught in schools — and it is certainly not what the blooming populations from the south have in mind. I hate to tell you, but your media, your corporations, your governments, and your universities are not laying foundations for a better world.

Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood © .

More: When a government floods its borders with a lower-IQ population replacement, it expresses contempt for its current citizens and residents.

IQ of young people in developed world has dropped consistently This began around the birth cohort of 1980-1990 and has continued since.

The r and K selection theory may help explain why some population groups have higher infant mortality.

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2 Responses to More Black Babies Die; More Black Babies Live

  1. bob sykes says:

    In Darwinian theory, this means that black Africans are better adapted to the modern world than any other race. The collapse of white European and East Asian birthrates means that those populations are maladapted to the modern world.

    Evolution has no direction. Natural selection is opportunistic, uses what available, and ultimately selects only for successful reproduction. Whatever delivers successful reproduction wins in the long run. If that means smaller brains, so be it. Just ask the big-brained Neanderthals.

    • alfin2101 says:

      Yes. The r and K selection theory in evolution has a lot to say about these competing approaches to fitness:

      r-selection: On one extreme are the species that are highly r-selected. r is for reproduction. Such a species puts only a small investment of resources into each offspring, but produces many such low effort babies. Such species are also generally not very invested in protecting or rearing these young. Often, the eggs are fertilized and then dispersed. The benefit of this strategy is that if resources are limited or unpredictable, you can still produce some young. However, each of these young has a high probability of mortality, and does not benefit from the protection or nurturing of a caring parent or parents. r-selected babies grow rapidly, and tend to be found in less competitive, low quality environments. Although not always the case, r-selection is more common among smaller animals with shorter lifespans and, frequently, non-overlapping generations, such as fish or insects. The young tend to be precocial (rapidly maturing) and develop early independence.

      K-selection: On the other extreme are species that are highly K-selected. K refers to the carrying capacity, and means that the babies are entering a competitive world, in a population at or near its carrying capacity. K-selected reproductive strategies tend towards heavy investment in each offspring, are more common in long-lived organisms, with a longer period of maturation to adulthood, heavy parental care and nurturing, often a period of teaching the young, and with fierce protection of the babies by the parents. K-selected species produce offspring that each have a higher probability of survival to maturity. Although not always the case, K-selection is more common in larger animals, like whales or elephants, with longer lifespans and overlapping generations. The young tend to be altricial (immature, requiring extensive care).

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