Whether you want to admit it or not, business cycles take a nasty toll on the societies in which they encompass. But.... I will relate this to the OP.
You have stated on numerous occasions that you support the logic of this particular JoP because he references a correlating statistic in his conclusion.
-----interracial marriages have a propensity to end in divorce, and we must of course think about the children-----
Married and Poor: Basic Characteristics of Economically Disadvantaged Couples in the U.S. - Working PaperPeople with economic disadvantages are just as likely to marry as other people, but their marriages are substantially more unstable.
Why does this JoP stop at race? There is a stronger correlation in regards to income (you know poverty), and we all know that children who come from poor families have far less advantages, across the board, when compared to children who come from "not poor" families.
Borrowing from your logic; should the government put income restrictions on the basis of obtaining a legal marriage license, because being low income is a choice?
I say absolutely not. First of all, it is faulty logic. Secondly, doing so will only force more out of wedlock children in low income populations, which has been shown to have a drastic effect on both the income of the parent and future income of the child(ren).
Although, if the JoP had used income as opposed to race as his premise, we would not even be discussing this. Not that it is a particularly good argument, but he would not have displayed his racist views for the country to see.