New York City’s Edgy Teen Pregnancy Campaign

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HerScoopOur spinoff site, HerScoop, is asking: Are these new teen pregnancy PSAs effective or offensive?

Showcasing sad and distraught children that are living impoverished lives, the subway and bus shelter ads include warnings and statistics in an attempt to battle teen pregnancy rates.

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Holly
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I think they’re realistic, which is what today’s kids need. A dose of reality. Kids are not pets or dolls to dress up. They are work and should be respected, not as the product of something you see as fun.

SMH
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So many people are offended by the truth.

Anonymous
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Kind of racist. Did they really need to make 3 of the 4 children black?

noname
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Hi, LaKesha.

rowe_wc
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Hi Candy.

rowe_wc
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Thank you. White people just don’t get it. This is VERY offensive. Not all teen mothers are black. Did you notice that the white child’s situation has more positive connotations i.e. at least his father has a job to pay annual support…

Jesse
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LMAO! So true!

May
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Gee, not everything is racism. Perhaps they didn’t think it through, perhaps there were more black kids in that agency on that particular day, or maybe those kids were chosen at random. Chill.

No Name
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No it’s not racist. Stop pulling that card. Get over it

Amy
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1 white child
1 black child
2 mixed race children

Where’s the racism? Oh, that’s right, a child that is mixed race automatically is black. Hello Halle Berry. Your “one drop theory” is old and false. Maybe you’re the racist. Get over it.

Anonymous
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Have you ever been to a Social Services office? MORE than 3 out of 4 people there are black. That’s not racism. That’s reality.

Holly
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I am willing to bet that the majority of teen mothers are black, Hispanic, or mixed race. White births in general are way down according to recent reports, so I’m not surprised they’re black. Get over it people, its REALITY.

Lola
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When you say things like thta, you should give a link to the study proving that. Or else it’s just plain racism. (And I am white, just in case you wonder)

Belle
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It’s not racist. Here is your link. (it took me 30 seconds to find this which you could have done instead of writing a snarky comment)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/minorities-birth-rate-now-surpass-whites-in-us-census_n_1523230.html

Holly
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Thank you, Belle. That is the exact study I remember reading about. It’s pretty clear what is going on. When I go to Target and see throngs of Hispanic families with 3 and four kids in toll, it is not a racist viewpoint, it is fact. It’s the white girls who have one, maybe two kids with them. As a white woman, I am basically a minority in Chicago. It’s pretty evenly split in thirds with whites, blacks, and Hispanics, though Hispanics are going to quickly outpace the others in terms of birth rates and hence, population growth. And, it’s… Read more »
SiervaMaria
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Will people PLEASE stop opting out AFRO LATINO’S as if we aren’t also Latina too even if we don’t look like Jennifer and Eva! I’m fed up with the media, companies, American society in general deciding who is and isn’t Hispanic based on one thing; skin when it is the language and culture that makes us just as Latino as the rest!

smh
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Sorry but only one of those babies is black. The other 2 are clearly biracial.

SiervaMaria
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Snap out of it! How damn dare you?! You must be white because only someone who will never have to utter the label “biracial” would say something so damn ignorant and stupid!

popsykl
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all the children have curls!!!!!!! feel sorry for the straight haired kids…or do all new york babies have curls? if so i am totally getting pregnant in new york next time 🙂

SiervaMaria
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I find it amazing that three of the kids are of color and yet there is an American reality television show about “white” teens who seem to stay pregnant and get paid for it to boot. The double standards never end do they.

Jack
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How did a poster about teen parenthood turn into a race debate? Regardless of the childs race, babies are still having babies and while that poster was not just thrown together because we know it was well thought out, have you ever thought about the majority race in the area where this is displayed? Posters are made to make conections, so someone from back water texas complaining about a poster being displayed in New York about 1 white kid 2 mixed race kids and a black child and calling it racist is just ignorant. Quit looking for a reason to… Read more »
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