chuckystud saidDid anyone watch CNN's Black In America tonight?
Did you know 80% of all HIV infections in Washington, D.C. are in folks identifying as African/Americans in D.C.? Did you know that fully 5% of the population of Washington, D.C. is HIV positive? DId you know that Washington, D.C. has the highest HIV infection rate in The United States? Did you know that 80% of all African/American children are born to single parent / non-father households?
Please reflect upon the data.
Please opine (civilly) upon what, if any, course of action should be taken.
Honestly, a civilly as I can...I can only wonder what self-gratifying mission this thread was made to accomplish.
Anyways, I watched it. I knew of the statistics long ago before the special. Its extremely horrible. Government officials, politicians, businessmen and women go about walking in and out of their historical mausoleums, carrying on their business, while the rest of Washington D.C, one giant black ghetto, dies a slow death.
More than anything, the worst evil facing black Americans is the single parent situation. I'm one of the lucky ones. I was born into a two parent family who earns more than 80k, although the money flow is fairly recent. Black Americans (and this country in general) has become too comfortable with single parent households especially single parent households where only the mother takes care of the child. Granted you don't NEED a man AND a woman to take care of a child but our government rewards families of two married people who have children and taking care of children is easier done under two people than one. Obviously the incomes will differ with two parent households usually earning more money.
As for the HIV epidemic? A couple of factors
1. HIV stigma
2. Absense of adequate healthcare
3. Serial monogamy
4. Fish-bowl affect
5. Prevalence of poor education
6. Cultural machoism/homophobia
7. That weird racial stress most blacks seem to experience in America
SparkyCatSome African Americans should be more responsible for their behavior. These things are being done to them. They're doing it to themselves.
Said the guy who thinks a joke against Rush Limbaugh is a tasteless one. A smarter thing to say is everyone ought to be responsible for their behavior.