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From the New York Times:

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.

By LINDA VILLAROSA APRIL 11, 2018

When Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a girl. … “I pictured myself teaching my daughter to sing,” says Landrum, now 23, who lives in New Orleans. …

But Landrum, who was the mother of two young sons, noticed something different about this pregnancy as it progressed. The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.” It would have been reasonable to guess that the crippling headaches had something to do with stress: Her relationship with her boyfriend, the baby’s father, had become increasingly contentious and eventually physically violent. Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment. She scrambled to her feet, ran inside and called the police. He continued to pursue her, so she grabbed a knife. “Back up — I have a baby,” she screamed. After the police arrived, he was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including battery. He was released on bond pending a trial that would not be held until the next year. Though she had broken up with him several times, Landrum took him back, out of love and also out of fear that she couldn’t support herself, her sons and the child she was carrying on the paycheck from her waitress gig at a restaurant in the French Quarter. …

Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal racism and racial bias in the health care system. …

Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. …

The reasons for the black-white divide in both infant and maternal mortality have been debated by researchers and doctors for more than two decades. But recently there has been growing acceptance of what has largely been, for the medical establishment, a shocking idea: For black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress, resulting in conditions — including hypertension and pre-eclampsia — that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death.

Is the cause white microaggressions or could it be — I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out — their black boyfriends beating them up?

Of course, only a racist would notice the non-Narrative part of this woman’s story.

And that societal racism is further expressed in a pervasive, longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms — that can help explain poor birth outcomes even in the case of black women with the most advantages.

“Actual institutional and structural racism has a big bearing on our patients’ lives, and it’s our responsibility to talk about that more than just saying that it’s a problem,” says Dr. Sanithia L. Williams, an African-American OB-GYN in the Bay Area and a fellow with the nonprofit organization Physicians for Reproductive Health. “That has been the missing piece, I think, for a long time in medicine.” …

After Harmony’s death, Landrum’s life grew more chaotic. Her boyfriend blamed her for what happened to their baby and grew more abusive. Around Christmas 2016, in a rage, he attacked her, choking her so hard that she urinated on herself. “He said to me, ‘Do you want to die in front of your kids?’ ” Landrum said, her hands shaking with the memory.

White-on-black microaggressions or black-on-black macroaggressions? I blame white people. They have agency.

Then he tore off her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

And her boyfriend’s name was Haven Monahan.

She called the police, who arrested him and charged him with second-degree rape. Landrum got a restraining order, but the district attorney eventually declined to prosecute. .

Landrum had a brief relationship with another man and found out in March 2017 that she was pregnant again and due in December. “I’m not going to lie; though I had a lot going on, I wanted to give my boys back the sister they had lost, ” Landrum said, looking down at her lap. …

She believed that a kind of toxic stress triggered the premature deterioration of the bodies of African-American women as a consequence of repeated exposure to a climate of discrimination and insults. The weathering of the mother’s body, she theorized, could lead to poor pregnancy outcomes, including the death of her infant.

And so forth and so on.

I blame white people for their microaggressions.

After all, even though this article is full of accounts of black-on-black macroaggressions, such as the main character being beaten and raped by her boyfriend, “macroaggression” is not a word while “microaggression” is. Therefore, according to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, as explained in the “Newspeak” appendix to Orwell’s “1984,” we aren’t supposed to notice how much of this young woman’s troubles are caused by the poor decisionmaking of herself and the men with whom she chooses to conceive babies.

No, the fault must lie with white people.

Furthermore, the history of this kind of blood libel suggests that nothing could possibly go wrong.

 
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  1. Why is the NYT promoting racial stereotypes by writing about black women with abusive ‘boyfriends’ who abandon them when they get pregnant?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
    , @Moses
    When I was in grad school a black classmate knocked up a white classmate. She kept the child. He abandoned her immediately.

    It's almost as if the stereotype has merit.

    , @hyperbola
    Why? The NY Times is owned and run by a small, racist-supremacist, foreign sect that uses "divide and conquer" on Americans continuously. Keeps the plebes from concentrating on crimes by the sects bankers and criminals in the mideast. Its part of the brainwashing campaign run by the sect that owsn 95% of "our" media.
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  2. That may be the most impossibly long and unreadable screed the NYT has ever published.

    Linda Villarosa directs the journalism program at the City College of New York, in Harlem, and is a contributing writer for the magazine. She last wrote a feature about the H.I.V. epidemic among American black gay and bisexual men.

    Truly a source a sage wisdom that one is.

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    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    Crappy article. "Societal racism" "black babies dying"--no specifics. It says nothing about how we drain their babies blood to make our ketchup, grind up their soft tissues for our meatloaf, or crush their bones into the flour to bake our Wonder bread.
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  3. Maybe the most neutral, widely applicable, and robust way to put it is that factions or tribes out of power will reliably suffer false accusation as a function of their weakness.

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    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Mishra
    Indeed so. And your formulation is clear evidence that we've arrived right back at 1950s Soviet Russia, where everyone but everyone speaks in code, to avoid the wrath of the commissars.

    Meanwhile, the article is yet another demonstration (as though any were needed) that white males are the only people in America who are responsible for their own behavior. Everyone else blames white males for everything they do, or even think. The worst are those systemic white males--I don't know about you, but those are the ones who really get my gourd.

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  4. @DFH
    Why is the NYT promoting racial stereotypes by writing about black women with abusive 'boyfriends' who abandon them when they get pregnant?

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...
    , @JohnnyWalker123

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Other than Blacks and Jews, are there really a substantial number of Americans who actually hate Whites? I don't see this among the people that I know in real life.

    From my experience, a lot of White-Americans resent blacks for their high rate of crime/violence, their constant whining, and affirmative action preferences. (Which accounts a lot for the success of Republican politicians in the South.) There are also a lot of Whites who are apathetic and don't care much about racial politics. Only a small handful of Whites are actually "self-hating" or "guilt-ridden."

    If Whites don't speak up against Blacks, it's less about "guilt" and more about fear. Whites fear if they say something, they could get fired from their job or blacklisted from society. There's also a fear of black violence. Fear, not "guilt," accounts for a lot of the silence you see among Whites.

    Back in the old days, Whites used to have strong social networks, tough personalities, and ethnically-similar WASP ruling elites. Perhaps not surprisingly, Whites had no problem fighting (politically and even physically) with Blacks. These days, Whites tend to be socially atomized, soft, and have a racially hostile, ethnically-disimilar ruling elite. Perhaps not surprisingly, Whites tend to keep their mouths shut (except when they're anonymously posting on right-wing sites like Breitbart).

    Modern day America is sort of like the Soviet Union or even the world described in the novel 1984. People say what's expected to stay out of trouble, not because they believe what they're told by the media or govt. One "wrong" word could destroy their career or reputation.

    Interestingly, with respect to our foreign policy, it's okay to be as bloodthirsty and jingoistic as you want. So if you're wildly supportive of constant war in the Middle East, that's okay. If you view the massive numbers of foreign civilian casualties (which now number in the millions) as "collateral damage," that's okay too. Since Whites are under no social pressure to pretend to care about the 1+ million Iraqi civilians that their govt "accidentally" killed, they seldomly express any contrition on that topic.

    A guy like McCain can sing about bombing Iranians (he sang "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" to the tune of "Barbara Ann") and can joke about selling them cigarettes to give them cancer. He's still respectable because he says all the "right" things with respect to domestic issues (especially immigration). Bush's Iraq War killed over 1 million people, but that's okay because he's "pro-Hispanic" and "anti-divisiveness."

    Few people seem to notice the inherent contradictions between America's liberal domestic racial rhetoric and borderline genocidal foreign policy............

    Foreign Muslim nations are full of violent, depraved misogynists and need to be bombed into oblivion. Muslim also need to be allowed free immigration into the U.S. and need to be treated with utmost respect. Muslims are extremely peace-loving people and are definitely not being antagonized by U.S. foreign policy, but they could be easily radicalized if it became more difficult to enter America.

    In modern day America, if you want to maintain respectability, you have to believe a lot of seemingly contradictory statements............
    , @Mantle Of Hate

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    exactly my first reaction. Hanging the potential crimethink out to tempt you. Makes your groveling support of the narrative that much sweeter.

    Today's 'Havens greengrocer' wouldn't just have to hang a sign in his shop window, he'd have to erect a billboard "workers of the world unite" while his workers set about burning down his store.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    I don't think that's quite it. The test is: Do you hate white people enough to blame their racism for causing the boyfriend to beat his girlfriend?
    , @Pat Boyle
    I have another theory. I never read the New York Times. So how do I know that this is a real article? Like so many of the articles that Mr. Sailer cites - it is preposterous. I find it hard to believe that anyone could write such tripe.

    It must be a joke of some kind. No one is as stupid as this (fictional?) NYT author.
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  5. Linda Villarosa seems to have hate hate White men at least. No woman minds a thug. They all hate betas.

    Even in New Orleans there are beta Black men. Invisible to the women around them.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    In your perverted dreams and fantasies.
    , @Pat Boyle
    Here is a fine example of the term - monomania.
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  6. You gotta be sympathetic to the boyfriend of color who beat the bejeesus out of her. After all, he’s spent a whole lifetime being subject to implicit bias, stereotype threat, the legacy of slavery, and endless microaggressions from privileged people of pallor. Who can blame him for lashing out at a nearby target every now and then?

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    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Anon
    That was the exact argument tgat led to a breakup of mine. I couldnt believe anybody would absolve the domestic abusers of blame. She thought i was a racist of course
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  7. This is actually a very serious charge that the NYT is making, they are basically saying Whites are responsible (at least partly) for the death of Black babies. This could have serious repercussions on the group they are vilifying.

    Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data

    What about other races? It would seem that going by the table in the link that Whites and Hispanics have a similar Infant mortality rate and Asians have the lowest rate. Now what could possibly motivate Linda Villarosa from omitting those groups?

    https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/infant-mortality-rate-by-race-ethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Infant death rate includes all causes of death, including being killed by mothers fathers mom’s latest sperm donor and other relatives.

    Black adults killing black infants is what makes the black infant death rate so high.

    Check any city jail or state prison. More than half the women are there for neglecting to the point of harm, beating and killing their children. And the blacks have the highest percentage of abusing neglecting and killing their own children.
    , @Travis
    good point.

    Mestizo hispanics actually have lower infant mortality than non-hispanic whites....When you exclude the black hispanics and Puerto Ricans it demonstrates that hispanics from mesoamerica have infant mortality of 4.9 verse 5.1 for white Americans.

    The Hispanic paradox, also known as the "epidemiologic paradox," refers to the epidemiological finding that Hispanic and Latino Americans tend to have health outcomes that "paradoxically" are comparable to, or better than, those of their U.S. non-Hispanic White counterparts, even though Hispanics have lower incomes and education.

    One hypothesis for the Hispanic Paradox proposes that living in the same neighborhood as people with similar ethnic backgrounds confers significant advantages to one’s health....In a study of elderly Mexican-Americans, those living in areas with a higher percentage of Mexican-Americans had lower seven-year mortality as well as a decreased prevalence of medical conditions, including stroke, cancer, and hip fracture. Despite these neighborhoods' relatively high rates of poverty due to lack of formal education, residents do not suffer from the same mortality and morbidity levels seen in similarly disadvantaged socioeconomic neighborhoods. Social network support structures are especially important to the health of the elderly population as they deal with declining physical function. Another reason for this phenomenon could be that those Hispanic-Americans that live among those of similar cultural and social backgrounds are shielded from some of the negative effects of assimilation to American culture.
    , @ic1000
    NYT articles like this, it's hard to tell how much the story line is due to the author's and editors' race-driven animus, versus what's due to laziness and innumeracy.

    In 1850... the reported black infant-mortality rate [in the US] was 340 per 1,000; the white rate was 217 per 1,000... Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel.
     
    Expressing numbers as the percentage of newborns dying before their first birthday, and adding in life expectancy at birth:

    1850 -- I.M. 21.7% white cf. 35.0% black. L.E. 38.3 yr white cf. 23.0 yr black
    1900 -- I.M. 11.1% white cf. 17.0% black.  L.E. 51.8 yr white cf. 41.8 yr black
    2015 -- I.M. 00.4% white cf. 01.1% black. L.E. 78.8 yr white cf. 75.2 yr black

    Obviously, in 1850 and 1900, the influence of infant mortality on life expectancy at birth was enormous. Drop the 2015 I.M. rates to zero, and the life expectancy numbers will hardly budge.

    As other have noted, CDC figures show that Asian/Pacific Islanders and non-black Hispanics do better than whites in both categories. Makes sense -- the whites I know who work in healthcare are all hard-core racists, but they focus their powerful hate-rays exclusively on blacks. For the moment. [edit: /sarc]

    Hey, Ms. Villarosa -- bet you wish you were living the White Privilege life of 1850 or 1900, instead of suffering as a latter-day Woman of Color.

    By the way, don't miss out on the Times Picks and Readers' Picks comments. 100% Narrative, the Force is strong with these ones.

    1850 & 1900 figures cited in Fishback et al., 2001 (paywalled). 2015 I.M. figures from the CDC, L.E. numbers via the WaPo.

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  8. What has caused the 2010s to be come the decade of post-structuralism/constructivism? Were Foucault et al always lurking behind the Narrative?

    It seems to me that Bush’s opposition (that’s as far back as I can remember) was not so mired in mysticism. I wonder what proportion of woke types actually know the intellectual descent of these ideas.

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Foucault and social constructionism were huge in academia in the 1990s. It’s taken awhile for it to percolate down to the corporate media.
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  9. @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…

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    • Replies: @epochehusserl
    That's level one brainwashing.
    Level two brainwashing is this:
    Do you love white people enough to believe they can renounce their privilege thereby allowing blacks to stop behaving badly? It's probably a run-on sentence but I think you get the drift.
    , @Luke Lea
    Witchcraft, Whitecraft. At some point the New York Times is going to have to become ashamed of itself.
    , @newrouter
    "Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal witchcraft and witchcraft bias in the health care system. …"

    The inane illustrated.
    , @Big Bill
    I prefer a different rhetorical device. Instead of blaming [current day] "racism" or "microaggressions", I blame "The Legacy of Slavery".

    All blacks suffer from The Legacy of Slavery (it really isn't their fault!). They have suffered from it for hundreds of years. And sometimes it makes them do crazy, violent unpredictable things, right out of the blue, like shoot up their workplace, or engage in a school yard beat down, or shoot someone for looking at them funny, or shake their girlfriend's screaming baby until they break its neck. But, again, it really isn't their fault. They are the true victims.

    They are like a pit bull that has been brutalized by a previous owner. It really cannot help itself, so you can't blame it. Just be careful not to get too close, or make sudden movements, or show your teeth, or turn your back. You never know how it will react.

    If someone accuses you of racism, tell them you aren't racist, you are just careful due to The Legacy of Slavery.
    , @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    Right-to-Life activists blame Planned Parenthood for the high rate of abortion in the black community. How PP is to blame is never explained, other than there are supposedly a large number of clinics in black neighborhoods and that Margarent Sanger, the foundress of PP, supposedly wanted to exterminate them. I guess a pregnant black women walking by a PP clinic can't resist going in for an abortion or PP employees kidnap pregnant black women and force them to undergo abortions. Black women are absolved of responsibility for their actions and the blame is put squarely on whitey. Blacks love that.
    , @Anon

    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…
     
    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?
    , @Percy Gryce
    This is the most based* Ron Unz post I have ever seen.


    *based = the right-wing counterpart of "woke"

    , @Dieter Kief
    The article as being shown by Steve Saier's quotes, has the rhythm of a sermon - or a liturgy, a long list of complaints, a litany. It's form is therefor proto- or crypto-religious - I copied the following lines while reading the thing in order to illustrate my feelings about it (and I too made my observations right away...) - :

    And that societal racism is further expressed in a pervasive, longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms — that can help explain poor birth outcomes even in the case of black women with the most advantages.

    “Actual institutional and structural racism has a big bearing on our patients’ lives, and it’s our responsibility to talk about that more than just saying that it’s a problem,” says Dr. Sanithia L. Williams, an African-American OB-GYN in the Bay Area and a fellow with the nonprofit organization Physicians for Reproductive Health. “That has been the missing piece, I think, for a long time in medicine.”

     

    - One could make a song out of it, an opera, and you had to musically find a way between the voodoo-healing ceremonies and their sounds and - - - an ironic use of Janis Joplins outrages and - - - Led Zeppelin and - - - in between: Something spherical, Arvo-Pärt-like.

    We seem to agree : We are witnessing the emergence of a new cult.

    And of course, Steve Sailer's remark "And so forth and so on." reflects the very core of cultist artefacts: Trance-inducing repetition.

    "So" - - - Phil Glass would fit in nicely too, here.

    (I really don't understand why there aren't more artistic answers to all hose strange - - - manifestations of the Zeitgeist)<.
    , @Dieter Kief
    Henry Harpending:


    "Even more interesting to us was the universal understanding that white people were not vulnerable to witchcraft and could neither feel it nor understand it. White people literally lack a crucial sense, or part of the brain."
     
    So - this might have changed: White people at the NYT seem to have grown this "crucial sense" or "part of the brain" now too.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    It's pretty much the same thing, racism and witchcraft - invisible but real.

    "a kind of toxic stress triggered the premature deterioration of the bodies of African-American women as a consequence of repeated exposure to a climate of discrimination and insults"

    White people have the Evil Eye, obviously. The law is just, as usual, taking time to catch up.

    It's so very different in England and Wales, where racial insults from a white person usually result in their imprisonment.

    http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/child-health/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group-data/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group----data.xls

    Deaths under age one per 1,000 babies (not counting abortion, natch) in 2005

    Afro Caribbean 9.8
    Pakistani 9.6
    African 6.0
    Indian 5.8
    Others 5.4
    White British 4.5
    White Other 4.3
    Bangladeshi 4.2

    Congenital abnormality accounts for half the Pakistani deaths, as opposed to a third of the (low) Bangladeshi figure and less than a quarter of the white figure. I presume not so many Bangladeshis marry their first cousins.

    Abortion availability is a complicating factor in assessing these figures. How many other congenital abnormalities have been detected by scans/blood tests and the babies aborted? Are there differences in the take-up of such scans/blood tests/abortions between ethnic groups?
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  10. Please keep hammering at this Blood Libel theme.

    That is exactly what it is.
    Sow hate & resentment. Nurture grievances. Then extort for goodies.
    Incredibly irresponsible. This will not end well.

    We don’t have to wait for the bloody harvest of this false narrative. There are already plenty of cases of Blacks paying back Whites with serious macroaggressions for perceived, imaginary or exaggerated microaggressions.

    On the one hand, we have the media repressing cases of Black macroaggressions against whites “because they don’t want to feed negative stereotypes” eg withholding of details & video of the “youths” behind the epidemic of Oakland commuter train robberies; meanwhile they’re eager to report any case or merely accusations in which there’s a Black victim and a possibly non-Black perp, exaggerating the case into a hate-crime, if it’s not a completely fabricated hate-hoax.

    They want lynchings, they’re goading them and cheering them on.
    But when Blacks lynch Whites, they sure won’t dare report them.

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  11. The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.”

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    MEH, yeah, let your boy friend use your head as a speed bag and then wonder why you have headaches.
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  12. So what’s the black mortality rate compared with Jamaica, Haiti, or African countries? I bet black Americans compare pretty well.

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    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    This piece was written by an activist, she is not going to confuse the readers with facts and science, those would be hate facts and scientific racism to the not woke.
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  13. I haven’t been getting many early or low-numbered comments lately. Let’s see who this beats.

    Anyway, did you know that in lots of species, ducks violently gang-rape other ducks?

    Animal kingdom fact of the day for yall. Also the weird mix of hippies and religious people who point to something being “natural” to discuss morality is toxic.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I saw a duck gang rape on a pond once. There was a 45 second period of me thinking, is that really what it appears to be?

    It was pretty funny, because everything ducks do is comical.
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  14. Has the NYT been infiltrated by a sinister 4D chess playing realist? This is akin to that American POW back in Vietnam that blinked S-O-S in Morse code.

    Although, at the gym yesterday I got to listen to these two dimwit lefty, feminazi women go on and on about how health care has discriminated against women forever. And they closed with the fact that all medical testing had only been done on White men (they were both white) until just recently and that was a problem because different races reacting differently to some medications (the only truthful thing out of their mouth the whole hour they whined instead of worked out).

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  15. Holy crap. This article was in a real newspaper, and not some semi-pro college freebie?

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  16. Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment.

    Reading between the lines a bit: She was three months pregnant, sick, but still going out partying with her gal pals. Her baby-daddy gets a bit patriarchal (it’s his kid, too) and tells her she can’t go getting drunk and smoking dope with her friends. Being an opinionated, strong minded woman, she tells him to fsck-off and asks him why he’s so damn sure its his baby anyway. He grabs her arm as she pushes past him to leave and she loses her footing and trips on the front step.

    Whenever feminists tell their lurid victim stories to sympathetic feminist anti-racists/anti-whites I always wonder what they are leaving out–particularly when there are no photos, police reports, eye witnesses or videos.

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    • Replies: @Pericles

    Whenever feminists tell their lurid victim stories to sympathetic feminist anti-racists/anti-whites I always wonder what they are leaving out–particularly when there are no photos, police reports, eye witnesses or videos.

     

    The New York Times writ small, if you will.
    , @Anon
    The “friends” were probably other men. Just going by criminal assault and battery statistics the boy friend probably did beat her up.

    Blacks, both men and women have the highest rate of domestic violence. The women beat and kill the kids and the men beat and kill the women.

    You are right that her particular story about being knocked down by BF may or may not be true.
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  17. “Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal racism and racial bias in the health care system. …”

    In a “large part”? Really? If the “parts” were qualified, show the numbers. But that statement is a ridiculous opinion masquerading as scientific evidence. Racism and racial bias in the healthcare system is mythical.

    A much more likely culprit for poorer pregnancy outcomes for black women is obesity. The stresses of pregnancy combined with the morbid obesity of many black women would naturally produce deleterious effects. That would be the literal and figurative “large part” missing from the analysis.

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    Do not discount Newports ,40's and Blunts as culprits.
    , @Anon
    Don’t forget the highest rate of STDs of all the races. A very common easily transmitted STD, chalmydia is a leading cause of miscarriages.
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  18. Furthermore, the history of this kind of blood libel suggests that nothing could possibly go wrong.

    This is the important point. The absurdity of the article is hardly worth commenting on. Worth commenting on is the fact that a substantial percentage of our cultural elite seems intent on whipping up as much racial tension as possible in our multi-racial empire. Brilliant job, dudes.

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    Seth, and it is working. Take a deep breath and an Alka Seltzer and then read the comments that accompany the article.
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  19. In 2016 she would have been twenty-one years old and pregnant with her third child. Since the article does not mention it, I’ll assume the abusive boyfriend was not the father of the first two. Certainly no mention of any job. Now two years later pregnant again.

    All paid for by those evil white taxpayers, who will continue to support her growing brood (what are the odds at age 23 she’s had her last child) for the next twenty plus years.

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  20. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    That’s level one brainwashing.
    Level two brainwashing is this:
    Do you love white people enough to believe they can renounce their privilege thereby allowing blacks to stop behaving badly? It’s probably a run-on sentence but I think you get the drift.

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  21. Mister Sailer: “The fault must LIE with white people ” (next to last para)

    Feel free to make the edit and delete this.

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    Nitpicky. Meanwhile, given the pack of lies which makes up the article in question, I think it's forgivable to avoid the word in other applications just now.
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  22. Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US–babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don’t really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don’t know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

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    Warning: Provocative Speculation...

    Even many Blacks concede that many aspects of the Black American culture are broken and dysfunctional, but could there be more fundamental differences between Old World and New World Blacks?

    Has anybody investigated the characteristics & composition of the West African "losers" that the West African "winners" captured and sold to the European slavers? If South Asia was a case of collisions of "winner" and "loser" tribes that later expressed themselves in persistent caste systems, then perhaps the victors of that particular intertribal competition & conflict represent a collision that selected the low-potential, low energy & low initiative "losers" for a destiny in the New World...? If India is now sending its high potential talented tenth Brahmins to America, it's safe to assume that those Africans captured and sold into slavery were not necessarily that continent's talented tenth.

    Also, were the centuries of being bred for generations in captivity as slaves and then as captive dependents on the social welfare state plantation enough time to select for characteristics that could have contributed to the kinds of divergence in personality and behavior that you note between Old World and New World Blacks?
    , @Jonathan Mason
    Part of the problem these days is that journalists have it drummed into them that if there is to be any discussion of research, the article has to start with a cutesy intro to humanize the story.

    Given laws about medical confidentiality, it is not easy to find people who are willing to be quoted. One interesting part of the full article is that it includes a fairly detailed section on the perinatal complication suffered by famous tennis player Serena Williams, who almost lost her life giving birth. Ms. Williams had used her fame to speak out about the matter, so it was no longer covered by medical confidentiality.

    The article implied that even in the case of Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy.

    Unfortunately when newspaper articles are cropped to fit on the page, it is usually the cutesy intro that remains and the in-depth discussion that is cropped.
    , @Intelligent Dasein
    American culture is pretty toxic to everybody, and I'm not talking about the food.

    The only people who really do well here are the extreme extroverts and con artists. People with other notions about life can only limp along in silent agony. That's because America is not really a nation. There is no sense of definite place here; it's more of an "arena" where the laws are set up to maximize the pleasure-seeking and fortune-seeking capacities of the adult population. Because of this, the permanent things---family, children, nation, God---are considered expendable, annoyances to be brushed aside if they cannot be sublimated into the arena ideal.

    Not surprisingly, America's freed Black slaves have fared poorly under these conditions. Accustomed to a life of servitude and suited to little else, there was no place for them in the ruthlessly acquisitive American social scene, just as there was no real place for Native Americans or rural and working-class Whites. The few Blacks who have managed to adjust to this have done so by becoming athletes and entertainers, or by becoming the most violent and thuggish criminals imaginable. Given their differing capacities, this was their only chance at grabbing their piece of American "success."

    And this is why America refuses to use the force of law to stomp down hard on Black criminality. It is well within our abilities to do so, but it would involve too much contradiction of our own nature. Fundamentally, Americans like their thugs, both the White and the Black ones, the rich and the poor ones. They like their robber barons and their Ray Lewises, their Hugh Hefners and their Benny Hinns. Tony Soprano is the alter ego of every Baby Boomer American male. The whole complex of SJWism is just one, vast, pseudo-religious edifice designed to ameliorate the psychological tensions arising from embracing this arena culture and seeing how it destroys the lives of countless individuals.

    In order to solve America's Black problem, this whole entire terrible culture must be brought to an end and a "permanent" nation established along traditional metaphysical principles. Indeed, it is not so much that America has a Black problem, but that Blacks have an American problem. And so do we all.
    , @Clyde
    Mose Allison
    , @Rouetheday
    What boggles my mind, is that, instead of finding an upper middle class professional black woman in a stable marriage who had suffered pregnancy complications to help make her point, this Linda Villarosa just said 'fuck it' and went with the first hood rat with an abusive thug boyfriend she could lay her hands on. And people tell me I'm lazy...
    , @vx37
    "surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity . . . He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks."

    IKAGO. Blacks in London pretty much cause the same problems as blacks here. Or almost anywhere for that matter. Uniform indeed. It isn't primarily cultural, it's biological - a large percentage of their population has low I.Q.s, think 12 year-olds with guns, crack, booze, sex, cars, and the right to vote. What could possibly go wrong?
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  23. How much does having had an abortion previously increase the probability of a future infant dying? Can that explain some of the gap?

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  24. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    Witchcraft, Whitecraft. At some point the New York Times is going to have to become ashamed of itself.

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    'Whitecraft' is a really useful neologism.
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  25. She also wrote a book called Passing For Black.

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    She also wrote a book called Passing For Black.
     
    Well, she has nice teeth.
    , @Anon
    Woof. No wonder she hates Whites.
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  26. This may be a good case where the PC bullshit may actually be killing people. If there is a medical cause, particularly a genetic cause (or causes) of this phenomenon, it might readily identified and there might be successful medical intervention possible.

    But whatever is the cause of this disparity, the likelihood it is explained by white microaggressions is about as high as the likelihood that it is explained by a nefarious plot by the Elders of Zion.

    It would be interesting if there is a similar pattern in places like Cuba, which even if it is a “white supremacist ethnostate” like America, is surely a different kind of “white supremacist ethnostate”.

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  27. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    “Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal witchcraft and witchcraft bias in the health care system. …”

    The inane illustrated.

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  28. Steve,
    Your share of the pre-funded microaggression reparation annuity comes out to $100,000. That will be enough to pay for a few more pregnancies and to ensure that the zero-to-grandma pipeline remains full.

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  30. IT’S SMOKING

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    It's all the factors that go into blacks' lives being more chaotic and unhealthy.

    I've related part of this before, but we had a large, black, welfare family move into our suburban neighborhood. (remember, suburbia is supposed to increase the future generations earnings!) and they were calling the police on each other constantly. Over 25 times in two years, according to the cop. The older sisters would fight, physically, in the street. One of them got pregnant and the other sister kicked her in the stomach and chased her down the street. The cops came for that one, but nobody went to jail. As a family, they ate like crap, drank, smoked cigs and pot and got very little exercise. It was so pathetic it was almost funny; fortunately they didn't last on our street.
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  31. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    Warning: Provocative Speculation…

    Even many Blacks concede that many aspects of the Black American culture are broken and dysfunctional, but could there be more fundamental differences between Old World and New World Blacks?

    Has anybody investigated the characteristics & composition of the West African “losers” that the West African “winners” captured and sold to the European slavers? If South Asia was a case of collisions of “winner” and “loser” tribes that later expressed themselves in persistent caste systems, then perhaps the victors of that particular intertribal competition & conflict represent a collision that selected the low-potential, low energy & low initiative “losers” for a destiny in the New World…? If India is now sending its high potential talented tenth Brahmins to America, it’s safe to assume that those Africans captured and sold into slavery were not necessarily that continent’s talented tenth.

    Also, were the centuries of being bred for generations in captivity as slaves and then as captive dependents on the social welfare state plantation enough time to select for characteristics that could have contributed to the kinds of divergence in personality and behavior that you note between Old World and New World Blacks?

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  32. The hidden message may be that non-black women need to make themselves more available as insemination receptacles and punching bags, to take the burden off black womens’ shoulders.

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  33. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    Part of the problem these days is that journalists have it drummed into them that if there is to be any discussion of research, the article has to start with a cutesy intro to humanize the story.

    Given laws about medical confidentiality, it is not easy to find people who are willing to be quoted. One interesting part of the full article is that it includes a fairly detailed section on the perinatal complication suffered by famous tennis player Serena Williams, who almost lost her life giving birth. Ms. Williams had used her fame to speak out about the matter, so it was no longer covered by medical confidentiality.

    The article implied that even in the case of Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy.

    Unfortunately when newspaper articles are cropped to fit on the page, it is usually the cutesy intro that remains and the in-depth discussion that is cropped.

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    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.
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  34. Will this crazy shit ever end? Unbelievable piece of insanity from another sick black lesbian. What she didn’t mention in her Black Moron Nation article is that many black women are unbelievably fat which raises the risk of diabetes and hypertension and causes all types problems in pregnancy. Furthermore, black women have extremely high rates of STDs. Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea and other STDs increase the risk of premature labor and premature rupture of membranes and similar problems. Many black women have no idea how to act when pregnant. They drink, smoke and still want to party exposing their unborn to a host of toxins and more sexual diseases. Black women typically have the highest rates of vaginal problems including cervical cancer, caused by the sexually transmitted HPV.

    And something that will not be mentioned in medical journals blacks seem to be predisposed to certain diseases caused by certain environmental conditions when combined with their life style. Evolution is a real bitch isn’t it. Perhaps they should be more concerned about these things instead of tearing down statues. How many of your children did you save with your last history riot?

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    A few years ago I heard an NPR report on the epidemic of STDs among black women. At the end of the report, the NPR hostess asked the reporter if there were any way to explain the disproportionately high rate.

    Well, the explanation is obvious isn't it? And at the same time unmentionable, so why throw a grenade like that at a poor reporter?

    He answered, "Uh, it may have something to do with housing..."

    I had to laugh.
    , @Anon
    Friend who was a nurse in the local juvenile hall told me that virtually all the black teen age girls including the 12 and 13 year olds had STDs.

    One STD, chalmydia is a major cause of miscarriages and one of the most common STDs.

    It’s not their 9th grade classmates that give black girls STDs. It’s black adult men.
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  35. Ms. Villarosa’s is also performing the ultimate virtue signaling display. Her writing is an article of sheer faith. Only a true believer sees this truth irrespective of what facts and common sense tells us and those of us who fail to see the light are damned as racists.

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    The virtue she signals is that quintessential one of New York City: hate.
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    Even by Tiny Duck Negro standards, that one is delusional.

    Look up the black-on-white vs white-on-black crime stats, and get back to us soon, y'hear?
    , @Kat Grey
    Actually it is black people who cannot deal with the reality of black criminal behaviour. Whether it's Compton, Detroit, London, Rwanda, South Africa wherever blacks congregate in high numbers violence erupts making the places unsafe for other races. It's no different in the black bedrooms.
    , @Pericles
    The site is basically about two black guys and some second-stringer blacks who mainly get to post about black TV shows. There is a lot of "Ten ways Hillary Clinton just did the blackest thing ever", somewhat above the terse listicles one encounters in this part of the net. And there's a lot of "I Hate Whitey, Yo". There is the one guy with a white mama who is the cooler one of the two and only occasionally bursts out in some tirade against whitey. The funnier one, however, is the other guy who is just hopping with unironic hatred of said whitey, the one who looks like an upended ghetto blaster with glasses. That one moved to a white neighborhood. What a hypocritical bitch.

    The commentariat seem to uniformly come from the talented tenf idly posting from some salaried AA cubicle devoid of work. (There is also the occasional self-hating white.) The best part is when they fondly reminisce about regularly stealing merchandise from the sneaker shop they worked at in the mall, then complain about that damn whitey who looks at them funny.

    There are also articles on black culture, mostly self-congratulatory. However, they once had an article about relatives getting murdered, and a surprising number of commenters testified on this. I was tempted, but resisted, to publicly reflect, "damn, that whitey doesn't mess around, does he?"

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  37. In the penultimate sentence, “like” should be “lie”.

    “… this young woman’s troubles are caused by the poor decision-making of herself and the men with whom she chooses to conceive babies.”
    Is she in fact choosing to conceive babies? It sounds more like she just can’t be bothered to use contraception, so she’s repeatedly impregnated due to her apparent lack of agency. Of course it’s all the fault of the blue-eyed devil.

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    60 years after women began taking the birth control pill, many black women still believe it will harm them somehow.

    Evil Whitey juju you know.
    , @Forbes
    Whether by choice or by error, whether by omission or by commission, the responsibility is: Her body, her choice.
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  38. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    I prefer a different rhetorical device. Instead of blaming [current day] “racism” or “microaggressions”, I blame “The Legacy of Slavery”.

    All blacks suffer from The Legacy of Slavery (it really isn’t their fault!). They have suffered from it for hundreds of years. And sometimes it makes them do crazy, violent unpredictable things, right out of the blue, like shoot up their workplace, or engage in a school yard beat down, or shoot someone for looking at them funny, or shake their girlfriend’s screaming baby until they break its neck. But, again, it really isn’t their fault. They are the true victims.

    They are like a pit bull that has been brutalized by a previous owner. It really cannot help itself, so you can’t blame it. Just be careful not to get too close, or make sudden movements, or show your teeth, or turn your back. You never know how it will react.

    If someone accuses you of racism, tell them you aren’t racist, you are just careful due to The Legacy of Slavery.

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    The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people.

    There have been cases of hunter gatherers taking slaves but not many. Chattel slavery is largely a result of the Neolithic Revolution invention of agriculture. So slavery came in about 8,000 BC in the fertile crescent. Those people were Caucasians. Black Africa got agriculture considerably later.

    By the 17th century there wasn't much slavery anywhere because traditional slave populations like the Germans and the Slavs had thrown off their masters. They had achieved military competence.

    Africans were too weak and primitive to resist the slave raiders, so after the 15th Century they became exploited as slaves the way Europeans, Asians and the Middle East peoples had been for thousands of year earlier.
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  39. “white racism” =
    “I blame white guys. I hate white guys” Blame shifting is the larger factor, with refusing to take personal responsibility.

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  40. Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. …

    On many social indicators, the black-white gap is typically 1.1 standard deviations. However, with respect to infant mortality, the black-white gap is only ~0.3 standard deviations.

    So it seems that the American social&healthcare system is actually doing reasonably well at keeping black children alive.

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    Isn't it ironic that evil white slaveholders took better care of the black bodies they owned than do today's liberated black women.
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  41. @JohnnyWalker123

    Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. …
     
    On many social indicators, the black-white gap is typically 1.1 standard deviations. However, with respect to infant mortality, the black-white gap is only ~0.3 standard deviations.

    So it seems that the American social&healthcare system is actually doing reasonably well at keeping black children alive.

    Isn’t it ironic that evil white slaveholders took better care of the black bodies they owned than do today’s liberated black women.

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    In the mid-1800s, there was a bubble in the price of slaves. The bubble started in 1808 when the slave trade ended.

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave's health. This was also true of indentured servants, who were mostly white. It was not uncommon for indentured servants to be worked to death, since the price had been paid, and the servant had to be freed in a few years anyway.

    After 1808, the price of slaves went up. There was an internal (as well as a black-market external) source for slaves. Slaves, including children, became valuable. The lifespan of the slaves greatly increased. By the mid-1800s, there was an actual bubble in the price of slaves. It had gotten to the point where the vast majority of wealth of plantation owners was the inflated value of the slaves, rather than the land and the buildings and the money generated by the wealth. Most of the wealthy people in the Western Hemisphere had the vast majority of their wealth in slaves.

    After the Civil War, the value to a white land owner of a black share-cropper was lower. But, the value of a worker to a northern factory owner was almost nil. The share-croppers weren't going to work themselves to death. However, the use of convict labor increased. And, since the convicts were merely rented, it was extremely common for a convict, black or white, to be worked to death. I read somewhere that there were no recorded cases of a convict laborer living through a 10 year sentence. Convict labor was called worse than slavery, because it was.

    As badly as black families were treated in those days, they had value to the monied elites. During the Great Migration, sometimes blacks had to sneak out of town in the south, since the wealthy people didn't want to lose their cheap labor.

    A black family today has no value to the monied elite. When immigration rates were low, blacks took quite a number of jobs that are now being taken over by immigrants, esp. of the illegal type. For example, jobs in car washes used to be dominated by blacks. Now they are dominated by Hispanics, many of them illegal aliens.

    When I was young, growing up in the south, all the maids were black. The vast majority of black domestics were self-employed independent contractors. Quite a few families, including mine, would hire a maid to come in once a week or once every other week. It was quite enlightening to me to find out that the maid my parents hired was the best friend of a girl I knew from school. Such was the leveling power of the public schools, where the richest and poorest families in town all went to school together. Again, the black domestic has lost her job to Mexican immigrants, many of them illegal.

    So the black porter or car wash employee married to a black domestic servant is now a thing of the past. What has replaced it doesn't seem to be producing strong black families, I am very sad to say.

    So yes, there was a time, however brief, when slave owners took very good care of a fertile black woman who, due to the value of her offspring, could be extremely profitable. Blacks are completely expendable in the new economy.

    So does this mean I am blaming racism for the poor condition of black women?

    Well, racism IS part of it. Thing is, with a cheaper, more exploitable source of labor, black women are less valuable in our economy. And as any immigration enthusiast can tell you, what is good for "the economy" is what our nation needs.

    Interesting. In liberal Madison, Wisconsin, the people who complain about illegal aliens the most are blacks. I wonder why?
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  42. After only a year or so of working in Baltimore the idea occurred to me that Blacks are the perfect fit in a consumer society . Shiny and new as advertised on TV is what they want . Another observation I made was that the females if they could only afford one winter coat they would buy one that was good for the club but other wise useless for keeping warm the same goes for shoes . Many of them are up all night and when they do sleep the TV is on .

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  44. Since modern medical science and practice are entirely the result of white people and their institutions, when black infants survive at a rate higher than that which could be expected from the rate arising from their autochthonous savagery (50 per 1000, 100 per 1000?), let us credit the difference to white civilization.

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  45. For years in the 1970s I rented an apartment from a liberal Ivy League professor. He used to give me his copies of the New York Times when he was done with them. He once told me that people who were conservative weren’t sufficiently well-informed, that they would be liberal if only they would read the New York Times. But it was reading articles like this in the copies he gave me that made me right wing.

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    I too became right wing because of reading all my parents lefty newspapers and magazines.

    The more anti White crap I read, the more pro White I became.
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  46. “is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel. …”

    Could it be that owners were paying for top notch care for their chattel? (not to endorse slavery in any way)

    Slaves received experimental treatments unavailable to whites performed by The ‘Father of Modern Gynecology’

    OR

    The ‘Father of Modern Gynecology’ Performed Shocking Experiments on Slaves

    https://www.history.com/news/the-father-of-modern-gynecology-performed-shocking-experiments-on-slaves

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  47. Obesity rates among black women are around 60%, whereas for white women it’s around 44%. “Extreme” obesity for black women is 50% higher than white women.

    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity

    I don’t see how you can compare infant mortality without adjusting for obesity (not mentioned in the article at all), which causes all sorts of complications in pregnancy. Sure it may be “an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism” that caused your hypertension. It’s more likely be the 300 extra pounds you’re carrying.

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    My wife had a Caesarean section for our first child. I heard the surgeon mutter, "So nice to operate on someone who isn't fat."
    , @Brutusale
    The medical term my girlfriend uses to describe most of her black patients is "train wreck".
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  48. longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms

    There might be something to this. Although it’s appropriate to many scenarios in our current public discourse, you don’t hear the term “crying wolf” much anymore.

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  49. she recognized the signs of pregnancy.

    Landrum, now 23

    the mother of two young sons

    couldn’t support herself, her sons and the child she was carrying on the paycheck from her waitress gig

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for this asshole?

    Should our president now order the launch of a hundred missiles at us to avenge her suffering?

    Our world truly is koyaanisqatsi.

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  50. During an appointment with a perinatologist — covered by my excellent health insurance — I was hounded with questions about my “lifestyle” and whether I drank, smoked or used a vast assortment of illegal drugs. I wondered, Do these people think I’m sucking on a crack pipe the second I leave the office? I eventually learned that in the absence of a medical condition, IUGR is almost exclusively linked with mothers who smoke or abuse drugs and alcohol.

    I wonder if by “I was hounded with questions” she means “I was asked questions”.

    In future – in order to be racially sensitive – doctors shouldn’t ask about behaviors that are known to lead to illnesses. They should first rule out other things – micro-aggressions, stereotype threat, systemic racism, witchcraft, alien abduction, etc.

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    In future – in order to be racially sensitive – doctors shouldn’t ask about behaviors that are known to lead to illnesses. They should first rule out other things – micro-aggressions, stereotype threat, systemic racism, witchcraft, alien abduction, etc.
     
    You aren't going far enough. They need to comfort their poor victimized patients about all of those (latter) things. That is much more important than actually practicing medicine.
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  51. Women of sub-Saharan African heritage are the most likely to have twins and to give birth prematurely. Both are linked to infant and maternal mortality. This includes controlling for prenatal care.

    East Asians are the least likely. Any comparison of their outcome to whites?

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  52. @Jonathan Mason
    Part of the problem these days is that journalists have it drummed into them that if there is to be any discussion of research, the article has to start with a cutesy intro to humanize the story.

    Given laws about medical confidentiality, it is not easy to find people who are willing to be quoted. One interesting part of the full article is that it includes a fairly detailed section on the perinatal complication suffered by famous tennis player Serena Williams, who almost lost her life giving birth. Ms. Williams had used her fame to speak out about the matter, so it was no longer covered by medical confidentiality.

    The article implied that even in the case of Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy.

    Unfortunately when newspaper articles are cropped to fit on the page, it is usually the cutesy intro that remains and the in-depth discussion that is cropped.

    “The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy.”

    Being rich and famous didn’t save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

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    Being rich and famous didn’t save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.
     
    Everyone knows that Joan Rivers died due to anti-semitism, which is the cause of death of most if not all jews. Similarly, Andy Warhol died due to anti-gay bigotry.

    Slightly more seriously, medical incompetence is a contributing factor in tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, depending on whom you wish to believe. It's actually the second leading cause of preventable death, after white racism.
    , @donut
    If you only knew.
    , @Harry Baldwin

    Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC's official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer, which each took about 600,000 lives in 2014, and in front of respiratory disease, which caused about 150,000 deaths.

    Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.
     
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors
    , @Stan Adams
    Hollywood doctors seem to have a really bad track record.

    Joe Eszterhas, the writer of such movies as Basic Instinct and Showgirls, was told by a hotshot Beverly Hills Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor to the Stars that he had two benign polyps wrapped around his vocal cords.

    A few months later, he got a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic. It turned out that the polyps were tumors. He ended up having most of his larynx removed.
    , @Gary
    Joan foul-mouthed Rivers was bumped off for dissing Obama and Obama's "wife."
    (respectively homosexual and tranee)
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  53. Anon[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Sorry for commenting before reading the whole post and article, but there is a particular disease that certain, not all, black women are prone to during delivery, which results in a sudden and drastic rise in blood pressure during delivery, and which is often fatal. Its obviously a genetic propensity, and it has a name that I cannot find at the moment. There is a specific list of origin countries that obstetricians consult, and I remember that the Dominican Republic is one.

    But in general, and we heard this from David Reich in his book and his New York Times articles, diseases do occur at different rates based on ancestry and the particular soup of genes that that implies.

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    Pre-eclampsia.
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  54. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    There is a lot of literature on infant mortality stratified by race, education and socioeconomic status. About 2/3 of the black/white gap persists when adjusted by SES. Thus, chances are super high that there is a sizable genetic contribution.

    Or, the white racism is so wicked that it even causes Mexican babies die at a slightly lower rate than for whites. All to mask its evil killing of black babies.

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  55. The African American rate of being stricken by herpes simplex II approaches 50%.

    I am certain being a vast reservoir of STDs has nothing to do with the birth failure, instead it must be John Derbyshire throwing curses upon people.

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    When white women get STDs from white guys, there's a lawsuit.

    When they get it from bruthas, they consider it a badge of honour and STFU.
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  56. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    Right-to-Life activists blame Planned Parenthood for the high rate of abortion in the black community. How PP is to blame is never explained, other than there are supposedly a large number of clinics in black neighborhoods and that Margarent Sanger, the foundress of PP, supposedly wanted to exterminate them. I guess a pregnant black women walking by a PP clinic can’t resist going in for an abortion or PP employees kidnap pregnant black women and force them to undergo abortions. Black women are absolved of responsibility for their actions and the blame is put squarely on whitey. Blacks love that.

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  57. According to the article, two full term pregnancies also one still born and one on the way, all by age 23. Two male sexual partners mentioned, maybe more. A boy friend (surprised they didn’t refer to him as her fiance’) who uses her as a MMA sparring partner and somehow, Joe in Buffalo is partially responsible for her health problems. Is she obese ? Does she smoke, drink alcohol and abuse drugs while pregnant ? Headaches and sensitivity to light? Try not letting your BF use your head as a speed bag. The optimum word missing in all these stories is responsibility.

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    Since the sparring partner boyfriend was specifically referred to as the father of her expected child #3, and not of her two young sons (both born by age 20, as she was pregnant at 21), she's been impregnated by at least three different men by age 23. But it's whitey's fault...
    , @Da Wei
    Say it ain't so, Joe.

    Po thang.
    Knocked up ... knocked down ....now
    he don't call....he don't write

    Not her bad. Damn white peepoe do dat. Hey, dat probly what happen to R Kelly too.
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  58. The good news is that we finally hit rock bottom. Right? This is rock bottom, right?

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    LOL
    , @Forbes
    Like the cold war era joke about Peak Communism in the Soviet Union: No, it needs to get much worse.
    , @vx37
    We have 300 fathoms and 50 feet of petrified whale shit to go. The votes of all those millions of third-worlders haven't even kicked in yet.
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  59. @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    Other than Blacks and Jews, are there really a substantial number of Americans who actually hate Whites? I don’t see this among the people that I know in real life.

    From my experience, a lot of White-Americans resent blacks for their high rate of crime/violence, their constant whining, and affirmative action preferences. (Which accounts a lot for the success of Republican politicians in the South.) There are also a lot of Whites who are apathetic and don’t care much about racial politics. Only a small handful of Whites are actually “self-hating” or “guilt-ridden.”

    If Whites don’t speak up against Blacks, it’s less about “guilt” and more about fear. Whites fear if they say something, they could get fired from their job or blacklisted from society. There’s also a fear of black violence. Fear, not “guilt,” accounts for a lot of the silence you see among Whites.

    Back in the old days, Whites used to have strong social networks, tough personalities, and ethnically-similar WASP ruling elites. Perhaps not surprisingly, Whites had no problem fighting (politically and even physically) with Blacks. These days, Whites tend to be socially atomized, soft, and have a racially hostile, ethnically-disimilar ruling elite. Perhaps not surprisingly, Whites tend to keep their mouths shut (except when they’re anonymously posting on right-wing sites like Breitbart).

    Modern day America is sort of like the Soviet Union or even the world described in the novel 1984. People say what’s expected to stay out of trouble, not because they believe what they’re told by the media or govt. One “wrong” word could destroy their career or reputation.

    Interestingly, with respect to our foreign policy, it’s okay to be as bloodthirsty and jingoistic as you want. So if you’re wildly supportive of constant war in the Middle East, that’s okay. If you view the massive numbers of foreign civilian casualties (which now number in the millions) as “collateral damage,” that’s okay too. Since Whites are under no social pressure to pretend to care about the 1+ million Iraqi civilians that their govt “accidentally” killed, they seldomly express any contrition on that topic.

    A guy like McCain can sing about bombing Iranians (he sang “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” to the tune of “Barbara Ann”) and can joke about selling them cigarettes to give them cancer. He’s still respectable because he says all the “right” things with respect to domestic issues (especially immigration). Bush’s Iraq War killed over 1 million people, but that’s okay because he’s “pro-Hispanic” and “anti-divisiveness.”

    Few people seem to notice the inherent contradictions between America’s liberal domestic racial rhetoric and borderline genocidal foreign policy…………

    Foreign Muslim nations are full of violent, depraved misogynists and need to be bombed into oblivion. Muslim also need to be allowed free immigration into the U.S. and need to be treated with utmost respect. Muslims are extremely peace-loving people and are definitely not being antagonized by U.S. foreign policy, but they could be easily radicalized if it became more difficult to enter America.

    In modern day America, if you want to maintain respectability, you have to believe a lot of seemingly contradictory statements…………

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  60. @DFH
    Why is the NYT promoting racial stereotypes by writing about black women with abusive 'boyfriends' who abandon them when they get pregnant?

    When I was in grad school a black classmate knocked up a white classmate. She kept the child. He abandoned her immediately.

    It’s almost as if the stereotype has merit.

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    Paternal abandonment is likely the single largest source of stress for pregnant women, and is also subject to the B-W-A rule.
    , @Mishra
    She was probably elated. Hollywood stars pay big money for those.
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  61. I started to read the article and the first thing I noticed was that Simone was on her third pregnancy in 2016 and she is now 23. So, I am guessing she was a teen mother, not a smart choice for multiple pregnancies. The comments are gag worthy….”System designed by white men for white men”, GOP cut to Medicare” etc.

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  62. Anonymous[516] • Disclaimer says:

    Preeclampsia (or per-eclampsia) is behind a lot of these deaths:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-eclampsia

    It has been rising as a cause of maternal death in the United States, partly as a side effect of overall health problems like obesity and diabetes, but also in certain urban areas as a result of immigration from certain countries.

    Wikipedia says that “preeclampsia is also more common in some ethnic groups (e.g. African-Americans, Sub-Saharan Africans, Latin Americans, African Caribbeans, and Filipinos).” I’ve read that it is more common in immigrants from particular regions in Africa, accounting for things like a much higher rate in the Dominican Republic than in Haiti.

    Differences in preeclampsia rates between African American and Caucasian women: trends from the National Hospital Discharge Survey.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25211000

    Preeclampsia Strikes African American Women Hard

    https://www.preeclampsia.org/the-news/53-health-information/532-preeclampsia-strikes-african-american-women-hard

    “African American women are three times more likely to die from preeclampsia …”

    Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa

    http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/under-pressure-the-battle-to-have-a-baby-in-africa

    The disease is pre-eclampsia, a condition that is thought to be caused by the placenta developing abnormally. Women with pre-eclampsia often experience very high blood pressure, which can be fatal without medical intervention. Although the condition affects women worldwide, in African women it is more common and particularly severe. It also occurs earlier in pregnancy and can recur in subsequent pregnancies.
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    Nakimuli set about recruiting 750 mothers at Mulago Hospital to what is the largest genetic study of pre-eclampsia conducted in Africa. She collected blood and umbilical cord samples and, in Cambridge, ‘typed’ the DNA to look at all the genetic variation. “It was kind of a high-risk project, but my determination kept my hope alive. I wanted to find big things.”

    Her hunch proved right. She found that the KIR genes that protect African women against pre-eclampsia are different from those that protect European women. Moreover, the risky combination of maternal KIR and fetal MHC proteins occurs at a much higher frequency in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world.

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    Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa
     
    Oh dear, is there an impending crisis in the supply of African babies?
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  63. @J.Ross
    Maybe the most neutral, widely applicable, and robust way to put it is that factions or tribes out of power will reliably suffer false accusation as a function of their weakness.

    Indeed so. And your formulation is clear evidence that we’ve arrived right back at 1950s Soviet Russia, where everyone but everyone speaks in code, to avoid the wrath of the commissars.

    Meanwhile, the article is yet another demonstration (as though any were needed) that white males are the only people in America who are responsible for their own behavior. Everyone else blames white males for everything they do, or even think. The worst are those systemic white males–I don’t know about you, but those are the ones who really get my gourd.

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  64. Anon[516] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…

    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?

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    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/my-friend-the-witch-doctor/
    , @Dave from Oz


    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…
     
    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?
     
    A little google-fu, and:


    “Among Herero there is no such thing as an accident, there is no such thing as a natural death, witchcraft in some form is behind all of it. Did you have a gastrointestinal upset this morning? Clearly someone slipped some pink potion in the milk. … Our [African] employees were so adamant to show me the truth that they pooled their money so they could take me to the local witch doctor, who would turn me into a frog. ‘Of course he can do that, it is easy for them to do, even to white people’ they said. … A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if it is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”
    —“My friend the witch doctor,” West Hunter blog
     
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  65. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    American culture is pretty toxic to everybody, and I’m not talking about the food.

    The only people who really do well here are the extreme extroverts and con artists. People with other notions about life can only limp along in silent agony. That’s because America is not really a nation. There is no sense of definite place here; it’s more of an “arena” where the laws are set up to maximize the pleasure-seeking and fortune-seeking capacities of the adult population. Because of this, the permanent things—family, children, nation, God—are considered expendable, annoyances to be brushed aside if they cannot be sublimated into the arena ideal.

    Not surprisingly, America’s freed Black slaves have fared poorly under these conditions. Accustomed to a life of servitude and suited to little else, there was no place for them in the ruthlessly acquisitive American social scene, just as there was no real place for Native Americans or rural and working-class Whites. The few Blacks who have managed to adjust to this have done so by becoming athletes and entertainers, or by becoming the most violent and thuggish criminals imaginable. Given their differing capacities, this was their only chance at grabbing their piece of American “success.”

    And this is why America refuses to use the force of law to stomp down hard on Black criminality. It is well within our abilities to do so, but it would involve too much contradiction of our own nature. Fundamentally, Americans like their thugs, both the White and the Black ones, the rich and the poor ones. They like their robber barons and their Ray Lewises, their Hugh Hefners and their Benny Hinns. Tony Soprano is the alter ego of every Baby Boomer American male. The whole complex of SJWism is just one, vast, pseudo-religious edifice designed to ameliorate the psychological tensions arising from embracing this arena culture and seeing how it destroys the lives of countless individuals.

    In order to solve America’s Black problem, this whole entire terrible culture must be brought to an end and a “permanent” nation established along traditional metaphysical principles. Indeed, it is not so much that America has a Black problem, but that Blacks have an American problem. And so do we all.

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    • Replies: @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Beautiful essay for an ugly topic.

    We'd be richer if you were to write more.
    , @MBlanc46
    Your description does not match the nation that I grew up in in the 1950s and early 1960s.
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  66. @prosa123
    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    Being rich and famous didn’t save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    Everyone knows that Joan Rivers died due to anti-semitism, which is the cause of death of most if not all jews. Similarly, Andy Warhol died due to anti-gay bigotry.

    Slightly more seriously, medical incompetence is a contributing factor in tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, depending on whom you wish to believe. It’s actually the second leading cause of preventable death, after white racism.

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  67. @prosa123
    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    If you only knew.

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    If you only knew.
     
    What do you mean by this?
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  68. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    A handwritten note from the appointment, sandwiched into a printed file of Landrum’s electronic medical records that she later obtained, shows an elevated blood-pressure reading of 143/86. A top number of 140 or more or a bottom number higher than 90, especially combined with headaches, swelling and fatigue, points to the possibility of pre-eclampsia: dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy.

    … hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, have been on the rise over the past two decades, increasing 72 percent from 1993 to 2014. A Department of Health and Human Services report last year found that pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (seizures that develop after pre-eclampsia) are 60 percent more common in African-American women and also more severe. Landrum’s medical records note that she received printed educational material about pre-eclampsia during a prenatal visit. But Landrum would comprehend the details about the disorder only months later, doing online research on her own.

    The reasons for the black-white divide in both infant and maternal mortality have been debated by researchers and doctors for more than two decades. But recently there has been growing acceptance of what has largely been, for the medical establishment, a shocking idea: For black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress, resulting in conditions — including hypertension and pre-eclampsia — that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death. And that societal racism is further expressed in a pervasive, longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms — that can help explain poor birth outcomes even in the case of black women with the most advantages.

    Two big problems here:

    (1) Pre-eclampsia is not a fancy term for really high blood pressure. It’s a specific condition, one symptom of which is sudden high blood pressure. There’s not even a particularly strong correlation between normal hypertension and pre-eclampsia.

    (2) Pre-eclampsia is very common in majority black nations in Africa and elsewhere. Particular stressors in the United States has nothing to do with it. And if you subdivide up the black American population you get different risks rates by by regional ancestry. In particular, high percentage of American slave ancestry means lower risk for pre-eclampsia. All these findings have led to genetic studies in majority black countries which have been very suggestive so far.

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  69. Semi-OT: You likely have all heard about the “racist” incident at a Philly Starbucks where two blacks were arrested after repeatedly being asked to either buy something or leave. The CEO is of course cucking hard, but is that good enough for Jane Q Democrat? NO!

    https://tinyurl.com/yd2h7yvs

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    Anything that hurts Starbucks is fine with me, and if it's as a result of their CEO's craven obsequiousness toward blacks, all the better!
    , @Macumazahn
    And, as always, at the root of the incident we find - blacks refusing to obey the rules.
    Rules, like civility (and, indeed, civilization) are for whites alone, never for blacks.
    , @EH
    Please don't link Facebook without some warning for those who are boycotting.
    , @CJ
    Remember when Starbucks founder Howard Schultz said he wanted to have a conversation about race? LOL.
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  70. Why is it always, always a binary analysis? blacks and whites! There’s millions of others in the mix: Indian (dot and redskin), Mexican, etc… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Many many (South Asian)-Indians have skin every bit as dark as the average African-American yet they make more money per capita than the average WHITE. That proves that the theory of skin color deciding EVERY OUTCOME a priori (cited ad infinitum by SJWs) is utter codswallop.

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    You don't want to look at Indian infant mortality. Seriously, it is shocking. Whether it's the bad conditions on the res or poor BIA health care who can say.
    , @Forbes
    "Indian (dot and *feather*)"

    FIFY
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  71. @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    exactly my first reaction. Hanging the potential crimethink out to tempt you. Makes your groveling support of the narrative that much sweeter.

    Today’s ‘Havens greengrocer’ wouldn’t just have to hang a sign in his shop window, he’d have to erect a billboard “workers of the world unite” while his workers set about burning down his store.

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  72. O/T

    Jacob Wohl is utterly worthless

    https://twitter.com/aishlyx/status/984997081201987584

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    Except when we feed the undeveloped world, provide the poverty-stricken natives with life-saving vaccines and medicine. Send humanitarian aid after natural disasters, fight ruinous wars, reducing our population drastically to defeat totalitarianism. Invite the Third World and their extended families to our countries, house and educate them. And when their descendants show their gratitude to the host country by raping and murdering us we light candles and continue to welcome them in. But apart from.all of this, I agree us whites are the living embodiment of EVIL.
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  73. Compelling observations! I’d only add two things: an additional group which passionately hates white people in America is Subcontinent Indians–particularly the males. I can see where they’re coming from: we let them in our country and they become the highest-earning ethnic group in no time flat.* That’d make anyone resentful, right? Okay, the logic eludes me.

    The other point is about dem wypipos and dey guilt thang. If you spend time in or near one of our hipper metropolises, you’ll encounter a seemingly unlimited number of whites who fall over themselves trying to outdo one another in the self-abasement and virtue-signalling categories. Triple Word Score for these people is to catch another white person failing adequately to perform in these categories. Then it’s *pounce* and *score* and PROFIT!

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    * Though of course they greaetly lag TWMNBN in accumulated wealth, as do we all.

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  74. @prosa123
    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC’s official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer, which each took about 600,000 lives in 2014, and in front of respiratory disease, which caused about 150,000 deaths.

    Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

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    > Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.

    Only A or A+ students get into medical school.

    Excepting quota cases. Thanks to affirmative action and the preferences of med school administrators, black doctors' undergraduate GPAs range down to B- or lower.

    Black doctors' patients are disproportionately NAM.

    Are there credible studies that break out medical error rates by physician race or undergrad GPA? I looked but did not find one.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Which indicates that about 6% of Americans will, at some point, die from medical errors.

    Which is a lot.
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  75. @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    I don’t think that’s quite it. The test is: Do you hate white people enough to blame their racism for causing the boyfriend to beat his girlfriend?

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  76. @The Only Catholic Unionist
    Mister Sailer: "The fault must LIE with white people " (next to last para)

    Feel free to make the edit and delete this.

    Nitpicky. Meanwhile, given the pack of lies which makes up the article in question, I think it’s forgivable to avoid the word in other applications just now.

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    My apologies, Mr Unionist. I didn't even check and just assumed you were making a "lie vs lay" correction rather than a typo alert.
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  77. It’s not white racism, but government “assistance” which contributes to this pathology. Blacks were doing well enough for themselves before the nanny state began to subsidize ill behavior (in ALL ethnicities), and even before abolition, when many of them worked extra for the cash to buy their way out of slavery early. But don’t take it from this white devil: that self-sufficient, reparations-rejecting, self-loathing Negro, economics professor Walter Williams, and his colleague, Thomas Sowell, agree. And Diamond and Silk. And Tommy Sotomayer. And Wilt Alston. And Robert Wicks. And my Kenyan neighbor (in my 96% white, <1% black town in Massachusetts). Government: paving the road to hell with [questionable] intentions, since 1787, at least. And it's not only blacks . . . personal responsibility is now anathema to our culture of narcissism. Ich bin ein victim.

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    I know a (black) guy from Zimbabwe, of all places, and he's absolutely appalled at the behavior of native-born blacks in this country. "Thank God I have an accent" he says, and I fully understand. He works two jobs and is a model of probity and propriety.
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  78. The black-white-NE asian rule applies to gestation time and twin rate. The higher twin rate alone explains part of the infant mortality difference, as twins are less robust than single births. Likewise longer gestation also produces more robust infants.

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  79. Moderately OT:

    This article discusses student loan default rates around New Jersey, complete with heat maps. The author is surprised to learn that loan size correlates inversely with default rate. Analysis along racial lines is included. Highlights:

    “…black undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees defaulting at five times the rate of white undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees.”

    “…student loan delinquency disproportionally [sic] affects communities of color, even after controlling for income.”

    “…(Ben) Miller (senior director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress) emphasizes that these outcomes shouldn’t be used as rationale to underwrite or deny access to loans for students of color.”

    As Steve says, “What could go wrong?”

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    "student loan delinquency disproportionally [sic] affects communities of color..."

    So it's a disease?
    , @Mishra
    There's a subtle but telling subtext to your discussion which seems to imply that People of Color are supposed to pay their bills like everyone else. First of all, that's profoundly racist, and secondly, I don't need a second reason when the first one is racism.

    Speaking for myself, Tiny Duck and the entire MSM, I'd suggest that you take some time off from posting on the internet and do some hard soul searching before coming back. You might learn something.
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  80. A Victorian would simply say, don’t live a foolish lifestyle and don’t worry a worthless man. Of course your odds are worse when you do one or the other or both. This has nothing to do with racism, and everything to do with Darwinism.

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  81. @Luke Lea
    Witchcraft, Whitecraft. At some point the New York Times is going to have to become ashamed of itself.

    ‘Whitecraft’ is a really useful neologism.

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  82. @Ripple Earthdevil
    You gotta be sympathetic to the boyfriend of color who beat the bejeesus out of her. After all, he's spent a whole lifetime being subject to implicit bias, stereotype threat, the legacy of slavery, and endless microaggressions from privileged people of pallor. Who can blame him for lashing out at a nearby target every now and then?

    That was the exact argument tgat led to a breakup of mine. I couldnt believe anybody would absolve the domestic abusers of blame. She thought i was a racist of course

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  83. @Macumazahn
    Isn't it ironic that evil white slaveholders took better care of the black bodies they owned than do today's liberated black women.

    In the mid-1800s, there was a bubble in the price of slaves. The bubble started in 1808 when the slave trade ended.

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave’s health. This was also true of indentured servants, who were mostly white. It was not uncommon for indentured servants to be worked to death, since the price had been paid, and the servant had to be freed in a few years anyway.

    After 1808, the price of slaves went up. There was an internal (as well as a black-market external) source for slaves. Slaves, including children, became valuable. The lifespan of the slaves greatly increased. By the mid-1800s, there was an actual bubble in the price of slaves. It had gotten to the point where the vast majority of wealth of plantation owners was the inflated value of the slaves, rather than the land and the buildings and the money generated by the wealth. Most of the wealthy people in the Western Hemisphere had the vast majority of their wealth in slaves.

    After the Civil War, the value to a white land owner of a black share-cropper was lower. But, the value of a worker to a northern factory owner was almost nil. The share-croppers weren’t going to work themselves to death. However, the use of convict labor increased. And, since the convicts were merely rented, it was extremely common for a convict, black or white, to be worked to death. I read somewhere that there were no recorded cases of a convict laborer living through a 10 year sentence. Convict labor was called worse than slavery, because it was.

    As badly as black families were treated in those days, they had value to the monied elites. During the Great Migration, sometimes blacks had to sneak out of town in the south, since the wealthy people didn’t want to lose their cheap labor.

    A black family today has no value to the monied elite. When immigration rates were low, blacks took quite a number of jobs that are now being taken over by immigrants, esp. of the illegal type. For example, jobs in car washes used to be dominated by blacks. Now they are dominated by Hispanics, many of them illegal aliens.

    When I was young, growing up in the south, all the maids were black. The vast majority of black domestics were self-employed independent contractors. Quite a few families, including mine, would hire a maid to come in once a week or once every other week. It was quite enlightening to me to find out that the maid my parents hired was the best friend of a girl I knew from school. Such was the leveling power of the public schools, where the richest and poorest families in town all went to school together. Again, the black domestic has lost her job to Mexican immigrants, many of them illegal.

    So the black porter or car wash employee married to a black domestic servant is now a thing of the past. What has replaced it doesn’t seem to be producing strong black families, I am very sad to say.

    So yes, there was a time, however brief, when slave owners took very good care of a fertile black woman who, due to the value of her offspring, could be extremely profitable. Blacks are completely expendable in the new economy.

    So does this mean I am blaming racism for the poor condition of black women?

    Well, racism IS part of it. Thing is, with a cheaper, more exploitable source of labor, black women are less valuable in our economy. And as any immigration enthusiast can tell you, what is good for “the economy” is what our nation needs.

    Interesting. In liberal Madison, Wisconsin, the people who complain about illegal aliens the most are blacks. I wonder why?

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    They complain for the same reason BT Washington did in his Atlanta Exposition speech of 1895: their wages are being cut and their jobs taken. See also Barbara Jordan's work on the federal illegal alien commission in 1996.
    , @Logan
    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave’s health.

    This was never really true for the areas that are now the USA. Due to geography, slaves were always much more expensive in North America than in the Caribbean or Brazil. For those areas you are entirely correct, with the issue exacerbated by the peculiarly high mortality rate of growing sugar.

    The US South was, AFAIK, the only slave society in human history which had a population explosion. This was well underway at independence, and was quite in line with the population explosion among the white population.


    Almost all slave societies through history did not even maintain their numbers, much less explode. In 1810, after importation was stopped, was 1.2M. 50 years later it had more than tripled, to 4M, entirely from natural increase. At minimum, this is a very strong indicator that conditions were not too horrible, and indeed that they were better than in almost any other slave society in history.
    , @Anonymous
    It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave’s health.

    Citation needed.

    How productive is the worker who is being worked to the point of death?
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  84. @Joe, Averaged
    The good news is that we finally hit rock bottom. Right? This is rock bottom, right?

    LOL

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  85. @niteranger
    Will this crazy shit ever end? Unbelievable piece of insanity from another sick black lesbian. What she didn't mention in her Black Moron Nation article is that many black women are unbelievably fat which raises the risk of diabetes and hypertension and causes all types problems in pregnancy. Furthermore, black women have extremely high rates of STDs. Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea and other STDs increase the risk of premature labor and premature rupture of membranes and similar problems. Many black women have no idea how to act when pregnant. They drink, smoke and still want to party exposing their unborn to a host of toxins and more sexual diseases. Black women typically have the highest rates of vaginal problems including cervical cancer, caused by the sexually transmitted HPV.

    And something that will not be mentioned in medical journals blacks seem to be predisposed to certain diseases caused by certain environmental conditions when combined with their life style. Evolution is a real bitch isn't it. Perhaps they should be more concerned about these things instead of tearing down statues. How many of your children did you save with your last history riot?

    A few years ago I heard an NPR report on the epidemic of STDs among black women. At the end of the report, the NPR hostess asked the reporter if there were any way to explain the disproportionately high rate.

    Well, the explanation is obvious isn’t it? And at the same time unmentionable, so why throw a grenade like that at a poor reporter?

    He answered, “Uh, it may have something to do with housing…”

    I had to laugh.

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    It's true you know. Better mortgage terms would cut the epidemic, I just know it.

    You may think I'm kidding when I observe that POCs shouldn't have to pay their bills. But we're halfway there already. The de facto part is in hand; only the de jure part remains to be enacted. Within our lifetimes, I daresay.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, sure housing, as in housings some guys' diseased dicks in your Vi Jay Jay.
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  86. @Alan Mercer
    Moderately OT:

    This article discusses student loan default rates around New Jersey, complete with heat maps. The author is surprised to learn that loan size correlates inversely with default rate. Analysis along racial lines is included. Highlights:

    "...black undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees defaulting at five times the rate of white undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees."

    "...student loan delinquency disproportionally [sic] affects communities of color, even after controlling for income."

    "...(Ben) Miller (senior director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress) emphasizes that these outcomes shouldn’t be used as rationale to underwrite or deny access to loans for students of color."

    As Steve says, "What could go wrong?"

    “student loan delinquency disproportionally [sic] affects communities of color…”

    So it’s a disease?

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  87. @tsotha
    Obesity rates among black women are around 60%, whereas for white women it's around 44%. "Extreme" obesity for black women is 50% higher than white women.

    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity

    I don't see how you can compare infant mortality without adjusting for obesity (not mentioned in the article at all), which causes all sorts of complications in pregnancy. Sure it may be "an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism" that caused your hypertension. It's more likely be the 300 extra pounds you're carrying.

    My wife had a Caesarean section for our first child. I heard the surgeon mutter, “So nice to operate on someone who isn’t fat.”

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    Harry, I had back surgery some years ago, and the surgeon told me the surgery was a breeze (went much faster) because I was in shape and not fat. He said it was a pleasure to work on me.
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  88. @Jim Don Bob
    She also wrote a book called Passing For Black.

    https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/lin%2520good%2520one.png

    She also wrote a book called Passing For Black.

    Well, she has nice teeth.

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  89. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    This is the most based* Ron Unz post I have ever seen.

    *based = the right-wing counterpart of “woke”

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  90. @Moses
    When I was in grad school a black classmate knocked up a white classmate. She kept the child. He abandoned her immediately.

    It's almost as if the stereotype has merit.

    Paternal abandonment is likely the single largest source of stress for pregnant women, and is also subject to the B-W-A rule.

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    the B-W-A rule
     
    ??
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  91. Coincidentally I had occasion to look at the Arts & Leisure section of the Sunday New York Times today. At least half of the articles–perhaps slightly more than half–were about black entertainers or artists. The Times is really committed to the cause.

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  92. @AndrewR
    Semi-OT: You likely have all heard about the "racist" incident at a Philly Starbucks where two blacks were arrested after repeatedly being asked to either buy something or leave. The CEO is of course cucking hard, but is that good enough for Jane Q Democrat? NO!


    https://tinyurl.com/yd2h7yvs

    Anything that hurts Starbucks is fine with me, and if it’s as a result of their CEO’s craven obsequiousness toward blacks, all the better!

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  93. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    I haven't been getting many early or low-numbered comments lately. Let's see who this beats.

    Anyway, did you know that in lots of species, ducks violently gang-rape other ducks?

    Animal kingdom fact of the day for yall. Also the weird mix of hippies and religious people who point to something being "natural" to discuss morality is toxic.

    I saw a duck gang rape on a pond once. There was a 45 second period of me thinking, is that really what it appears to be?

    It was pretty funny, because everything ducks do is comical.

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    Lot, did you ever notice that Donald Duck never wore pants?
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  94. @Paleo Liberal
    In the mid-1800s, there was a bubble in the price of slaves. The bubble started in 1808 when the slave trade ended.

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave's health. This was also true of indentured servants, who were mostly white. It was not uncommon for indentured servants to be worked to death, since the price had been paid, and the servant had to be freed in a few years anyway.

    After 1808, the price of slaves went up. There was an internal (as well as a black-market external) source for slaves. Slaves, including children, became valuable. The lifespan of the slaves greatly increased. By the mid-1800s, there was an actual bubble in the price of slaves. It had gotten to the point where the vast majority of wealth of plantation owners was the inflated value of the slaves, rather than the land and the buildings and the money generated by the wealth. Most of the wealthy people in the Western Hemisphere had the vast majority of their wealth in slaves.

    After the Civil War, the value to a white land owner of a black share-cropper was lower. But, the value of a worker to a northern factory owner was almost nil. The share-croppers weren't going to work themselves to death. However, the use of convict labor increased. And, since the convicts were merely rented, it was extremely common for a convict, black or white, to be worked to death. I read somewhere that there were no recorded cases of a convict laborer living through a 10 year sentence. Convict labor was called worse than slavery, because it was.

    As badly as black families were treated in those days, they had value to the monied elites. During the Great Migration, sometimes blacks had to sneak out of town in the south, since the wealthy people didn't want to lose their cheap labor.

    A black family today has no value to the monied elite. When immigration rates were low, blacks took quite a number of jobs that are now being taken over by immigrants, esp. of the illegal type. For example, jobs in car washes used to be dominated by blacks. Now they are dominated by Hispanics, many of them illegal aliens.

    When I was young, growing up in the south, all the maids were black. The vast majority of black domestics were self-employed independent contractors. Quite a few families, including mine, would hire a maid to come in once a week or once every other week. It was quite enlightening to me to find out that the maid my parents hired was the best friend of a girl I knew from school. Such was the leveling power of the public schools, where the richest and poorest families in town all went to school together. Again, the black domestic has lost her job to Mexican immigrants, many of them illegal.

    So the black porter or car wash employee married to a black domestic servant is now a thing of the past. What has replaced it doesn't seem to be producing strong black families, I am very sad to say.

    So yes, there was a time, however brief, when slave owners took very good care of a fertile black woman who, due to the value of her offspring, could be extremely profitable. Blacks are completely expendable in the new economy.

    So does this mean I am blaming racism for the poor condition of black women?

    Well, racism IS part of it. Thing is, with a cheaper, more exploitable source of labor, black women are less valuable in our economy. And as any immigration enthusiast can tell you, what is good for "the economy" is what our nation needs.

    Interesting. In liberal Madison, Wisconsin, the people who complain about illegal aliens the most are blacks. I wonder why?

    They complain for the same reason BT Washington did in his Atlanta Exposition speech of 1895: their wages are being cut and their jobs taken. See also Barbara Jordan’s work on the federal illegal alien commission in 1996.

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  95. @Buck
    "Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal racism and racial bias in the health care system. …"

    In a "large part"? Really? If the "parts" were qualified, show the numbers. But that statement is a ridiculous opinion masquerading as scientific evidence. Racism and racial bias in the healthcare system is mythical.

    A much more likely culprit for poorer pregnancy outcomes for black women is obesity. The stresses of pregnancy combined with the morbid obesity of many black women would naturally produce deleterious effects. That would be the literal and figurative "large part" missing from the analysis.

    Do not discount Newports ,40′s and Blunts as culprits.

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  96. @Intelligent Dasein
    American culture is pretty toxic to everybody, and I'm not talking about the food.

    The only people who really do well here are the extreme extroverts and con artists. People with other notions about life can only limp along in silent agony. That's because America is not really a nation. There is no sense of definite place here; it's more of an "arena" where the laws are set up to maximize the pleasure-seeking and fortune-seeking capacities of the adult population. Because of this, the permanent things---family, children, nation, God---are considered expendable, annoyances to be brushed aside if they cannot be sublimated into the arena ideal.

    Not surprisingly, America's freed Black slaves have fared poorly under these conditions. Accustomed to a life of servitude and suited to little else, there was no place for them in the ruthlessly acquisitive American social scene, just as there was no real place for Native Americans or rural and working-class Whites. The few Blacks who have managed to adjust to this have done so by becoming athletes and entertainers, or by becoming the most violent and thuggish criminals imaginable. Given their differing capacities, this was their only chance at grabbing their piece of American "success."

    And this is why America refuses to use the force of law to stomp down hard on Black criminality. It is well within our abilities to do so, but it would involve too much contradiction of our own nature. Fundamentally, Americans like their thugs, both the White and the Black ones, the rich and the poor ones. They like their robber barons and their Ray Lewises, their Hugh Hefners and their Benny Hinns. Tony Soprano is the alter ego of every Baby Boomer American male. The whole complex of SJWism is just one, vast, pseudo-religious edifice designed to ameliorate the psychological tensions arising from embracing this arena culture and seeing how it destroys the lives of countless individuals.

    In order to solve America's Black problem, this whole entire terrible culture must be brought to an end and a "permanent" nation established along traditional metaphysical principles. Indeed, it is not so much that America has a Black problem, but that Blacks have an American problem. And so do we all.

    Beautiful essay for an ugly topic.

    We’d be richer if you were to write more.

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  97. @AndrewR
    Semi-OT: You likely have all heard about the "racist" incident at a Philly Starbucks where two blacks were arrested after repeatedly being asked to either buy something or leave. The CEO is of course cucking hard, but is that good enough for Jane Q Democrat? NO!


    https://tinyurl.com/yd2h7yvs

    And, as always, at the root of the incident we find – blacks refusing to obey the rules.
    Rules, like civility (and, indeed, civilization) are for whites alone, never for blacks.

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  98. @prosa123
    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    Hollywood doctors seem to have a really bad track record.

    Joe Eszterhas, the writer of such movies as Basic Instinct and Showgirls, was told by a hotshot Beverly Hills Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor to the Stars that he had two benign polyps wrapped around his vocal cords.

    A few months later, he got a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic. It turned out that the polyps were tumors. He ended up having most of his larynx removed.

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    Given his , ummmm, creative output, it's a shame those 'benign polyps' weren't wrapped around his typing fingers.
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  99. @Mishra
    Nitpicky. Meanwhile, given the pack of lies which makes up the article in question, I think it's forgivable to avoid the word in other applications just now.

    My apologies, Mr Unionist. I didn’t even check and just assumed you were making a “lie vs lay” correction rather than a typo alert.

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  100. @Tiny Duck
    white people just cannot deal with facts and truth

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/50-ways-to-make-white-people-uncomfortable-1825188582

    Even by Tiny Duck Negro standards, that one is delusional.

    Look up the black-on-white vs white-on-black crime stats, and get back to us soon, y’hear?

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  101. @Hodag
    The African American rate of being stricken by herpes simplex II approaches 50%.

    I am certain being a vast reservoir of STDs has nothing to do with the birth failure, instead it must be John Derbyshire throwing curses upon people.

    When white women get STDs from white guys, there’s a lawsuit.

    When they get it from bruthas, they consider it a badge of honour and STFU.

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  102. @Moses
    When I was in grad school a black classmate knocked up a white classmate. She kept the child. He abandoned her immediately.

    It's almost as if the stereotype has merit.

    She was probably elated. Hollywood stars pay big money for those.

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  103. @Anon

    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…
     
    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?
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  104. @Paleo Liberal
    In the mid-1800s, there was a bubble in the price of slaves. The bubble started in 1808 when the slave trade ended.

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave's health. This was also true of indentured servants, who were mostly white. It was not uncommon for indentured servants to be worked to death, since the price had been paid, and the servant had to be freed in a few years anyway.

    After 1808, the price of slaves went up. There was an internal (as well as a black-market external) source for slaves. Slaves, including children, became valuable. The lifespan of the slaves greatly increased. By the mid-1800s, there was an actual bubble in the price of slaves. It had gotten to the point where the vast majority of wealth of plantation owners was the inflated value of the slaves, rather than the land and the buildings and the money generated by the wealth. Most of the wealthy people in the Western Hemisphere had the vast majority of their wealth in slaves.

    After the Civil War, the value to a white land owner of a black share-cropper was lower. But, the value of a worker to a northern factory owner was almost nil. The share-croppers weren't going to work themselves to death. However, the use of convict labor increased. And, since the convicts were merely rented, it was extremely common for a convict, black or white, to be worked to death. I read somewhere that there were no recorded cases of a convict laborer living through a 10 year sentence. Convict labor was called worse than slavery, because it was.

    As badly as black families were treated in those days, they had value to the monied elites. During the Great Migration, sometimes blacks had to sneak out of town in the south, since the wealthy people didn't want to lose their cheap labor.

    A black family today has no value to the monied elite. When immigration rates were low, blacks took quite a number of jobs that are now being taken over by immigrants, esp. of the illegal type. For example, jobs in car washes used to be dominated by blacks. Now they are dominated by Hispanics, many of them illegal aliens.

    When I was young, growing up in the south, all the maids were black. The vast majority of black domestics were self-employed independent contractors. Quite a few families, including mine, would hire a maid to come in once a week or once every other week. It was quite enlightening to me to find out that the maid my parents hired was the best friend of a girl I knew from school. Such was the leveling power of the public schools, where the richest and poorest families in town all went to school together. Again, the black domestic has lost her job to Mexican immigrants, many of them illegal.

    So the black porter or car wash employee married to a black domestic servant is now a thing of the past. What has replaced it doesn't seem to be producing strong black families, I am very sad to say.

    So yes, there was a time, however brief, when slave owners took very good care of a fertile black woman who, due to the value of her offspring, could be extremely profitable. Blacks are completely expendable in the new economy.

    So does this mean I am blaming racism for the poor condition of black women?

    Well, racism IS part of it. Thing is, with a cheaper, more exploitable source of labor, black women are less valuable in our economy. And as any immigration enthusiast can tell you, what is good for "the economy" is what our nation needs.

    Interesting. In liberal Madison, Wisconsin, the people who complain about illegal aliens the most are blacks. I wonder why?

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave’s health.

    This was never really true for the areas that are now the USA. Due to geography, slaves were always much more expensive in North America than in the Caribbean or Brazil. For those areas you are entirely correct, with the issue exacerbated by the peculiarly high mortality rate of growing sugar.

    The US South was, AFAIK, the only slave society in human history which had a population explosion. This was well underway at independence, and was quite in line with the population explosion among the white population.

    Almost all slave societies through history did not even maintain their numbers, much less explode. In 1810, after importation was stopped, was 1.2M. 50 years later it had more than tripled, to 4M, entirely from natural increase. At minimum, this is a very strong indicator that conditions were not too horrible, and indeed that they were better than in almost any other slave society in history.

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  105. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    It's not white racism, but government "assistance" which contributes to this pathology. Blacks were doing well enough for themselves before the nanny state began to subsidize ill behavior (in ALL ethnicities), and even before abolition, when many of them worked extra for the cash to buy their way out of slavery early. But don't take it from this white devil: that self-sufficient, reparations-rejecting, self-loathing Negro, economics professor Walter Williams, and his colleague, Thomas Sowell, agree. And Diamond and Silk. And Tommy Sotomayer. And Wilt Alston. And Robert Wicks. And my Kenyan neighbor (in my 96% white, <1% black town in Massachusetts). Government: paving the road to hell with [questionable] intentions, since 1787, at least. And it's not only blacks . . . personal responsibility is now anathema to our culture of narcissism. Ich bin ein victim.

    I know a (black) guy from Zimbabwe, of all places, and he’s absolutely appalled at the behavior of native-born blacks in this country. “Thank God I have an accent” he says, and I fully understand. He works two jobs and is a model of probity and propriety.

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    There but for the grace of God goes he.

    I wonder if he has a nice, big, perhaps a bit run-down, farm back home though.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Let's pray his children adopt his mores and not those of our black culture.
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  106. @Alan Mercer
    Moderately OT:

    This article discusses student loan default rates around New Jersey, complete with heat maps. The author is surprised to learn that loan size correlates inversely with default rate. Analysis along racial lines is included. Highlights:

    "...black undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees defaulting at five times the rate of white undergraduates with bachelor’s degrees."

    "...student loan delinquency disproportionally [sic] affects communities of color, even after controlling for income."

    "...(Ben) Miller (senior director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress) emphasizes that these outcomes shouldn’t be used as rationale to underwrite or deny access to loans for students of color."

    As Steve says, "What could go wrong?"

    There’s a subtle but telling subtext to your discussion which seems to imply that People of Color are supposed to pay their bills like everyone else. First of all, that’s profoundly racist, and secondly, I don’t need a second reason when the first one is racism.

    Speaking for myself, Tiny Duck and the entire MSM, I’d suggest that you take some time off from posting on the internet and do some hard soul searching before coming back. You might learn something.

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  107. @Harry Baldwin
    A few years ago I heard an NPR report on the epidemic of STDs among black women. At the end of the report, the NPR hostess asked the reporter if there were any way to explain the disproportionately high rate.

    Well, the explanation is obvious isn't it? And at the same time unmentionable, so why throw a grenade like that at a poor reporter?

    He answered, "Uh, it may have something to do with housing..."

    I had to laugh.

    It’s true you know. Better mortgage terms would cut the epidemic, I just know it.

    You may think I’m kidding when I observe that POCs shouldn’t have to pay their bills. But we’re halfway there already. The de facto part is in hand; only the de jure part remains to be enacted. Within our lifetimes, I daresay.

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  108. OT: This weekend at Harvard

    Naked male undergrad high on narcotics in the middle of a very busy road, throwing his clothes at the passing females. What a perfect story to extend the Haven Monahan campus rape epidemic narrative right? Except for the unfortunate fact that the out-of-control student was black. So instead it’s a clear case of police brutality in that racist hellhole of Cambridge, MA!

    http://www.wcvb.com/article/police-naked-harvard-student-arrested-for-indecent-exposure-assault/19819268

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/15/undergrad-arrested/

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    He should bring in Henry Louis Gates to testify about the racist proclivities of the Cambridge PD.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_arrest_controversy
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Yos, I don't know if it made the national news but the Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Isiah "Zay" Jones was arrested for trashing an apartment complex while buck naked. All there to see on the security video.
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  109. @Anon
    Sorry for commenting before reading the whole post and article, but there is a particular disease that certain, not all, black women are prone to during delivery, which results in a sudden and drastic rise in blood pressure during delivery, and which is often fatal. Its obviously a genetic propensity, and it has a name that I cannot find at the moment. There is a specific list of origin countries that obstetricians consult, and I remember that the Dominican Republic is one.

    But in general, and we heard this from David Reich in his book and his New York Times articles, diseases do occur at different rates based on ancestry and the particular soup of genes that that implies.

    Pre-eclampsia.

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  110. @Big Bill

    Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment.
     
    Reading between the lines a bit: She was three months pregnant, sick, but still going out partying with her gal pals. Her baby-daddy gets a bit patriarchal (it's his kid, too) and tells her she can't go getting drunk and smoking dope with her friends. Being an opinionated, strong minded woman, she tells him to fsck-off and asks him why he's so damn sure its his baby anyway. He grabs her arm as she pushes past him to leave and she loses her footing and trips on the front step.

    Whenever feminists tell their lurid victim stories to sympathetic feminist anti-racists/anti-whites I always wonder what they are leaving out--particularly when there are no photos, police reports, eye witnesses or videos.

    Whenever feminists tell their lurid victim stories to sympathetic feminist anti-racists/anti-whites I always wonder what they are leaving out–particularly when there are no photos, police reports, eye witnesses or videos.

    The New York Times writ small, if you will.

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  111. @Prof. Woland
    Ms. Villarosa's is also performing the ultimate virtue signaling display. Her writing is an article of sheer faith. Only a true believer sees this truth irrespective of what facts and common sense tells us and those of us who fail to see the light are damned as racists.

    The virtue she signals is that quintessential one of New York City: hate.

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  112. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    The article as being shown by Steve Saier’s quotes, has the rhythm of a sermon – or a liturgy, a long list of complaints, a litany. It’s form is therefor proto- or crypto-religious – I copied the following lines while reading the thing in order to illustrate my feelings about it (and I too made my observations right away…) – :

    And that societal racism is further expressed in a pervasive, longstanding racial bias in health care — including the dismissal of legitimate concerns and symptoms — that can help explain poor birth outcomes even in the case of black women with the most advantages.

    “Actual institutional and structural racism has a big bearing on our patients’ lives, and it’s our responsibility to talk about that more than just saying that it’s a problem,” says Dr. Sanithia L. Williams, an African-American OB-GYN in the Bay Area and a fellow with the nonprofit organization Physicians for Reproductive Health. “That has been the missing piece, I think, for a long time in medicine.”

    - One could make a song out of it, an opera, and you had to musically find a way between the voodoo-healing ceremonies and their sounds and – – – an ironic use of Janis Joplins outrages and – – – Led Zeppelin and – – – in between: Something spherical, Arvo-Pärt-like.

    We seem to agree : We are witnessing the emergence of a new cult.

    And of course, Steve Sailer’s remark “And so forth and so on.” reflects the very core of cultist artefacts: Trance-inducing repetition.

    “So” – – – Phil Glass would fit in nicely too, here.

    (I really don’t understand why there aren’t more artistic answers to all hose strange – – – manifestations of the Zeitgeist)<.

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  113. @Jim Don Bob
    She also wrote a book called Passing For Black.

    https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/lin%2520good%2520one.png

    Woof. No wonder she hates Whites.

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  114. @Tiny Duck
    white people just cannot deal with facts and truth

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/50-ways-to-make-white-people-uncomfortable-1825188582

    Actually it is black people who cannot deal with the reality of black criminal behaviour. Whether it’s Compton, Detroit, London, Rwanda, South Africa wherever blacks congregate in high numbers violence erupts making the places unsafe for other races. It’s no different in the black bedrooms.

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  115. @Tiny Duck
    white people just cannot deal with facts and truth

    https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/50-ways-to-make-white-people-uncomfortable-1825188582

    The site is basically about two black guys and some second-stringer blacks who mainly get to post about black TV shows. There is a lot of “Ten ways Hillary Clinton just did the blackest thing ever”, somewhat above the terse listicles one encounters in this part of the net. And there’s a lot of “I Hate Whitey, Yo”. There is the one guy with a white mama who is the cooler one of the two and only occasionally bursts out in some tirade against whitey. The funnier one, however, is the other guy who is just hopping with unironic hatred of said whitey, the one who looks like an upended ghetto blaster with glasses. That one moved to a white neighborhood. What a hypocritical bitch.

    The commentariat seem to uniformly come from the talented tenf idly posting from some salaried AA cubicle devoid of work. (There is also the occasional self-hating white.) The best part is when they fondly reminisce about regularly stealing merchandise from the sneaker shop they worked at in the mall, then complain about that damn whitey who looks at them funny.

    There are also articles on black culture, mostly self-congratulatory. However, they once had an article about relatives getting murdered, and a surprising number of commenters testified on this. I was tempted, but resisted, to publicly reflect, “damn, that whitey doesn’t mess around, does he?”

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  116. @Anonymous
    Preeclampsia (or per-eclampsia) is behind a lot of these deaths:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-eclampsia

    It has been rising as a cause of maternal death in the United States, partly as a side effect of overall health problems like obesity and diabetes, but also in certain urban areas as a result of immigration from certain countries.

    Wikipedia says that "preeclampsia is also more common in some ethnic groups (e.g. African-Americans, Sub-Saharan Africans, Latin Americans, African Caribbeans, and Filipinos)." I've read that it is more common in immigrants from particular regions in Africa, accounting for things like a much higher rate in the Dominican Republic than in Haiti.

    Differences in preeclampsia rates between African American and Caucasian women: trends from the National Hospital Discharge Survey.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25211000

    Preeclampsia Strikes African American Women Hard
    https://www.preeclampsia.org/the-news/53-health-information/532-preeclampsia-strikes-african-american-women-hard

    "African American women are three times more likely to die from preeclampsia ..."

    Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa
    http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/under-pressure-the-battle-to-have-a-baby-in-africa

    The disease is pre-eclampsia, a condition that is thought to be caused by the placenta developing abnormally. Women with pre-eclampsia often experience very high blood pressure, which can be fatal without medical intervention. Although the condition affects women worldwide, in African women it is more common and particularly severe. It also occurs earlier in pregnancy and can recur in subsequent pregnancies.
    :

    Nakimuli set about recruiting 750 mothers at Mulago Hospital to what is the largest genetic study of pre-eclampsia conducted in Africa. She collected blood and umbilical cord samples and, in Cambridge, ‘typed’ the DNA to look at all the genetic variation. “It was kind of a high-risk project, but my determination kept my hope alive. I wanted to find big things.”

    Her hunch proved right. She found that the KIR genes that protect African women against pre-eclampsia are different from those that protect European women. Moreover, the risky combination of maternal KIR and fetal MHC proteins occurs at a much higher frequency in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world.
     

    Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa

    Oh dear, is there an impending crisis in the supply of African babies?

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    They are rotting in the fields.
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  117. @Mishra
    I know a (black) guy from Zimbabwe, of all places, and he's absolutely appalled at the behavior of native-born blacks in this country. "Thank God I have an accent" he says, and I fully understand. He works two jobs and is a model of probity and propriety.

    There but for the grace of God goes he.

    I wonder if he has a nice, big, perhaps a bit run-down, farm back home though.

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  118. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    Henry Harpending:

    “Even more interesting to us was the universal understanding that white people were not vulnerable to witchcraft and could neither feel it nor understand it. White people literally lack a crucial sense, or part of the brain.”

    So – this might have changed: White people at the NYT seem to have grown this “crucial sense” or “part of the brain” now too.

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    "The government is jealous cause we got an extra bone in our bodies that makes us smarter."
    - Rusty Cutler, Squidbillies
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    @Paleo Liberal
    In the mid-1800s, there was a bubble in the price of slaves. The bubble started in 1808 when the slave trade ended.

    Before importation of slaves was outlawed, slaves were very cheap. It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave's health. This was also true of indentured servants, who were mostly white. It was not uncommon for indentured servants to be worked to death, since the price had been paid, and the servant had to be freed in a few years anyway.

    After 1808, the price of slaves went up. There was an internal (as well as a black-market external) source for slaves. Slaves, including children, became valuable. The lifespan of the slaves greatly increased. By the mid-1800s, there was an actual bubble in the price of slaves. It had gotten to the point where the vast majority of wealth of plantation owners was the inflated value of the slaves, rather than the land and the buildings and the money generated by the wealth. Most of the wealthy people in the Western Hemisphere had the vast majority of their wealth in slaves.

    After the Civil War, the value to a white land owner of a black share-cropper was lower. But, the value of a worker to a northern factory owner was almost nil. The share-croppers weren't going to work themselves to death. However, the use of convict labor increased. And, since the convicts were merely rented, it was extremely common for a convict, black or white, to be worked to death. I read somewhere that there were no recorded cases of a convict laborer living through a 10 year sentence. Convict labor was called worse than slavery, because it was.

    As badly as black families were treated in those days, they had value to the monied elites. During the Great Migration, sometimes blacks had to sneak out of town in the south, since the wealthy people didn't want to lose their cheap labor.

    A black family today has no value to the monied elite. When immigration rates were low, blacks took quite a number of jobs that are now being taken over by immigrants, esp. of the illegal type. For example, jobs in car washes used to be dominated by blacks. Now they are dominated by Hispanics, many of them illegal aliens.

    When I was young, growing up in the south, all the maids were black. The vast majority of black domestics were self-employed independent contractors. Quite a few families, including mine, would hire a maid to come in once a week or once every other week. It was quite enlightening to me to find out that the maid my parents hired was the best friend of a girl I knew from school. Such was the leveling power of the public schools, where the richest and poorest families in town all went to school together. Again, the black domestic has lost her job to Mexican immigrants, many of them illegal.

    So the black porter or car wash employee married to a black domestic servant is now a thing of the past. What has replaced it doesn't seem to be producing strong black families, I am very sad to say.

    So yes, there was a time, however brief, when slave owners took very good care of a fertile black woman who, due to the value of her offspring, could be extremely profitable. Blacks are completely expendable in the new economy.

    So does this mean I am blaming racism for the poor condition of black women?

    Well, racism IS part of it. Thing is, with a cheaper, more exploitable source of labor, black women are less valuable in our economy. And as any immigration enthusiast can tell you, what is good for "the economy" is what our nation needs.

    Interesting. In liberal Madison, Wisconsin, the people who complain about illegal aliens the most are blacks. I wonder why?

    It was more profitable to work a slave to death than to maintain the slave’s health.

    Citation needed.

    How productive is the worker who is being worked to the point of death?

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  120. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    Mose Allison

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  121. Anonymous[345] • Disclaimer says:
    @donut
    If you only knew.

    If you only knew.

    What do you mean by this?

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    Most Drs. are competent , some are outstanding . But some are dangerous and what's worse their colleagues know it or should . Anyone can make a bad call once in a while but with some one begins to notice that their patients may have more complications post procedure than other Drs.' patients do . A lot of the time the thing can be put right with the pt. none the wiser , but not always . In some cases people die unnecessarily due to reckless negligence . "Recklessness is usually described as a 'malfeasance' where the defendant knowingly exposes another to the risk of injury. The fault lies in being willing to run the risk". A "guilty act". What's alarming about it is that the truly incompetent don't learn from their experience . It's a huge industry that takes a lot of staff , standards have to be adjusted . Maybe some expert could explain it in relation to the 80/20 rule .
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  122. The most shocking thing to me was that apparently the NYT could not find a single example of a problem Black pregnancy that did not involve a terribly physically abusive Black male partner. They could not even find a case where it was possible to omit that part of the story. And yet they focus on White micro-aggressions? Wow.

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  123. @Lurker

    Under pressure: the battle to have a baby in Africa
     
    Oh dear, is there an impending crisis in the supply of African babies?

    They are rotting in the fields.

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  124. @Ron Unz

    It’s a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?
     
    Exactly! That was the first thing that jumped into my mind while reading the very long article.

    The second thing was the late Henry Harpending's observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on "witchcraft," in America "racism" serves much the same purpose...

    It’s pretty much the same thing, racism and witchcraft – invisible but real.

    “a kind of toxic stress triggered the premature deterioration of the bodies of African-American women as a consequence of repeated exposure to a climate of discrimination and insults”

    White people have the Evil Eye, obviously. The law is just, as usual, taking time to catch up.

    It’s so very different in England and Wales, where racial insults from a white person usually result in their imprisonment.

    http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/child-health/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group-data/infant-mortality-by-ethnic-group—-data.xls

    Deaths under age one per 1,000 babies (not counting abortion, natch) in 2005

    Afro Caribbean 9.8
    Pakistani 9.6
    African 6.0
    Indian 5.8
    Others 5.4
    White British 4.5
    White Other 4.3
    Bangladeshi 4.2

    Congenital abnormality accounts for half the Pakistani deaths, as opposed to a third of the (low) Bangladeshi figure and less than a quarter of the white figure. I presume not so many Bangladeshis marry their first cousins.

    Abortion availability is a complicating factor in assessing these figures. How many other congenital abnormalities have been detected by scans/blood tests and the babies aborted? Are there differences in the take-up of such scans/blood tests/abortions between ethnic groups?

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  125. anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    If only Asian-Americans entered into this discussion. They’re too busy laying railroad tracks and cleaning laundry. Not a doctor among them.

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  126. Ed says:

    So I came across this yesterday, it’s noted that black immigrants don’t face these issues. So race isn’t the issue but that doesn’t mean white folks are off the hook:

    http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2018/04/black_mortality_new_orleans.html

    Last year, in a conversation about Louisiana’s high infant mortality rate and the CDC’s depressing statistic about highly educated black women losing their babies, Dr. Joia Crear Perry, president and founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative , said African and Caribbean women who immigrate here have better birth outcomes than black women born and raised here. So Africanness isn’t the issue. It seems, the doctor said, that there’s ” something about being here a long time ” that’s toxic for black women.

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  127. Infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are scandalously high for a developed country. From talking to people who follow the statistics (mostly obstetric nurses), the bad outcomes seem to be correlated not so much with race as with poverty. While black people are more likely to be poor than white people, last time I checked there were still more poor white people than poor people black people in the US. And I presume that even if black women are more likely to be battered than white women, there are still more battered white women. So if people really care about American babies and mothers and want to improve their lives, then they should start by looking at the real causes of problems. But even then, solutions to the problems might be hard to come by.

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    "the real causes of problems."

    It appears that the cause of the problems is pre natal trauma. This trauma could be due to stress brought on by emotional reactions to the enviornment, the vital experiences of black bodies in America. But is most likely due to medically defined trauma which is often administered to pre natal black bodies, in America. Again, the vital experiences of black bodies. You just don't understand.
    , @Brutusale
    Whenever I read something like this I'm reminded of a comment my girlfriend made one day after work. It seems like she had a 26-year old patient who was 5 months pregnant, had five kids spread out among a host of foster families, was HIV positive and addicted to heroin.

    "Her reproductive license needs to be revoked!" said the girlfriend.

    But it's the big, bad US medical community responsible for her poor outcomes.
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  128. Anon[610] • Disclaimer says:

    Infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are scandalously high for a developed country. From talking to people who follow the statistics (mostly obstetric nurses), the bad outcomes seem to be correlated not so much with race as with poverty.

    The problem is the fallacy of considering the U.S. a developed country. If a country has high poverty rates, it’s less developed than a country that doesn’t. It’s hard to accept, but the U.S. is not as developed as Japan, Germany, and Denmark. If you rank the U.S. in its proper place in the development rankings, the maternal mortality rate is about right.

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    I remember reading a column by Pat Buchanan that made the point that if you compared various American racial groups to their originating countries (blacks to Africa, whites to Europe, Hispanics to Latin America) on academic performance, America did better than the rest of the world.
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  129. @Anon

    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…
     
    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?

    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…

    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?

    A little google-fu, and:

    “Among Herero there is no such thing as an accident, there is no such thing as a natural death, witchcraft in some form is behind all of it. Did you have a gastrointestinal upset this morning? Clearly someone slipped some pink potion in the milk. … Our [African] employees were so adamant to show me the truth that they pooled their money so they could take me to the local witch doctor, who would turn me into a frog. ‘Of course he can do that, it is easy for them to do, even to white people’ they said. … A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if it is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”
    —“My friend the witch doctor,” West Hunter blog

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    "Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”

    This brings to mind something I've wondered about for a long time, yet seems to have never occured to anyone else.

    The KKK after the Civil War wore those white sheets and the hoods, which now appears to just be its own thing - insofar as the KKK actually exists now.

    But from a wiki entry:

    "The traditional story related to the creation of the Klan uniform is that the whites of the time observed the religions and beliefs of the Negros, including Santeria and Voodoo. From these systems they surmised that the Negros were obsessed with spirits, and the dead. From this came the original "ghost" costume, designed to terrorize the "superstitious" blacks. Most of the evidence for this is oral, however, so it is difficult to ascertain how much of this is apocryphal."

    Wearing white sheets in a night attack is pretty dumb. Concealing your identity is pretty smart, but most robbers and n'er do wells don't wear anything like this.

    So my take is, that it [email protected]#$ING worked, ie instilled superstitious terror in the targets.

    It has no importance at this point in time, but I have literally never seen any discussion or the slightest hint that post Civil War blacks actually believed these were ghosts or "Haints."

    But if I were involved in this whole thing, no way I'd wear that outfit if it didn't work.
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  130. @Stan Adams
    Hollywood doctors seem to have a really bad track record.

    Joe Eszterhas, the writer of such movies as Basic Instinct and Showgirls, was told by a hotshot Beverly Hills Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor to the Stars that he had two benign polyps wrapped around his vocal cords.

    A few months later, he got a second opinion at the Cleveland Clinic. It turned out that the polyps were tumors. He ended up having most of his larynx removed.

    Given his , ummmm, creative output, it’s a shame those ‘benign polyps’ weren’t wrapped around his typing fingers.

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    Actually, his books about Hollywood are very illuminating, if you can look past his boilerplate leftism. They give you a glimpse into the dysfunction and depravity so prevalent in the "dream factory."

    These are excerpts from Eszterhas' wife's diary:

    April 4, 1990

    It seems Lotto has reached somewhere near $70 million. [Producer Bob] Evans, who is desperate for cash, has decided Lotto might save him. He bought hundreds of tickets hoping that some miracle would bail him out of the debt that keeps growing.

    When we entered the screening room last night, there on the large round table were hundreds and hundreds of Lotto tickets. Daphne and several other visiting bimbos were gathered around the table reading off the numbers. (Daphne is Evans's latest fixture at the house. She told me they met in St. Tropez on the beach when he admired her tattoo.) Even Darryl the tennis pro, dressed in his whites with his racket leaning against his chair, had come in off the court to lend a hand. It sounded like one of those telemarketing calls with the hum of voices droning in the room.

    "Can you f***ing believe this?!" Evans was shouting and pacing around the screening room. "Not one f***ing winning number in the bunch! I'm the unluckiest Jew that ever lived!" He was nearly spitting, waving his glasses around and screaming at the bimbos not to mix up the ones that had been rechecked with the ones that had been re-rechecked.
     
    On a somewhat creepier note:

    May 4, 1989

    Over the weekend we went up to Bob's. I haven't been there for a while. There's a new girl at the house named Bridget. She is beautiful but looks about fifteen years old.

    When we arrived, she answered the door sweetly. She was wearing a tiny black maid's outfit with a little ruffled white slip and white panties peeking out from underneath. It had a tiny white apron and she wore a white cap.

    I said, "Oh, you should wear that at Halloween."

    She looked at me sort of blankly.

    As we headed to the screening room, Bill whispered to me, "She wears that every day--Bob likes her in it!"
     
    And:

    February 24, 1992

    Evans was screaming at everyone in the office on Friday because he was trying to dictate a congratulatory letter to Jack Nicholson, who recently had another child. The letter made reference to the penis size of the baby.

    A sheriff's deputy was at Bob's house inquiring about an unpaid florist bill. Bob thinks it was really the IRS taking a peek around at the furniture.
     
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  131. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    What boggles my mind, is that, instead of finding an upper middle class professional black woman in a stable marriage who had suffered pregnancy complications to help make her point, this Linda Villarosa just said ‘fuck it’ and went with the first hood rat with an abusive thug boyfriend she could lay her hands on. And people tell me I’m lazy…

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    I went to the weddings around 1990 of a couple of middle class black woman with college degrees and good jobs who went on to have pregnancy problems. They would have made far more sympathetic characters in this kind of article.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

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  132. I occasionally listen to Washington DC-based NPR “talk radio”. There was a piece the other day from a woman identified as a “race and ethnicity reporter” … someone I imagine who is responsible for keeping track of all the racist things (omissions and commisions) that whites are doing to blacks in the Washington DC community.

    Incredible!

    The whining covered all of the usual topics such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store. Then, the whining moved on to the lack of decent medical care in the black community. When the moderator pointed out that this was not true (lots of new free neighborhood clinics opening), the moderator and the “race and ethnicity reporter” agreed that real reason for declining health care was that blacks were not aware that the free clinics existed. Simple logic: If you don’t know they exist, you don’t go to them.

    The transition to “white racism” was easy. Someone had failed to develop a program to properly inform the black community where the free clinics were located … so it “appeared” that there was a dire lack of medical care in the black community, including, of course, medical care for pregnant black women.

    The governing assumption in this discussion was that blacks lack agency and control over their lives. Someone is responsible for providing “services” to black communities to close disparate gaps with neighboring white communities. When problems arise in the black community, clearly those responsible for providing these “services” are not doing their job, even when the problems are attributable to blacks being unaware the “services” exist.

    Shouldn’t this be called a “plantation” mentality … waiting and watching for the “MAsTuh” to take care of you and complaining when he doesn’t?

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    such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store.
     
    Turns out burning down the neighborhood has negative consequences.

    Off-topic, sort of: a number of summers ago I had a pilot job giving sight-seeing rides and towing advertising banners at the beach. NPR's All Things Considered was doing a profile of summer jobs at the beach and wanted to meet with us as well as some lifeguards, bartenders, etc.

    Pilots, even those with bottom of the ladder flying jobs, tend to be a conservative bunch. We decided to fight NPR's fire with fire and tell them as many lies as we could, and to make them increasingly absurd and see if the reporters would ever bat an eye.

    We started out by claiming that a French guy that worked with us was a "freedom fighter" from Quebec down in the states "training" and raising funds but to please not tell anyone. Our French buddy had never heard of NPR but went along with it, nodding and looking furtively about for "intelligence agents".

    We said that because of the "death-defying" nature of our jobs, we ate and drank for free at every bar and restaurant in town and if we went to a night club, the DJ's would stop the music and inform the others of the celebrities among them.

    We told them that from the air we frequently would see White sharks, Orcas, and even giant squid cavorting among the oblivious swimmers.

    We even told them that it was very important to frequently alternate which fuel tank was being used (fuel tanks are typically in the wings) because if one wing got even a few pounds heavier than the other, the airplane would spiral uncontrollably into the ocean.

    It was several weeks before the segment aired (and presumably with plenty of time to verify some of our whoppers) yet all but one of our absurdities was included: they covered for the Quebec freedom fighter, as we requested.

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  133. @Anonymous

    If you only knew.
     
    What do you mean by this?

    Most Drs. are competent , some are outstanding . But some are dangerous and what’s worse their colleagues know it or should . Anyone can make a bad call once in a while but with some one begins to notice that their patients may have more complications post procedure than other Drs.’ patients do . A lot of the time the thing can be put right with the pt. none the wiser , but not always . In some cases people die unnecessarily due to reckless negligence . “Recklessness is usually described as a ‘malfeasance’ where the defendant knowingly exposes another to the risk of injury. The fault lies in being willing to run the risk”. A “guilty act”. What’s alarming about it is that the truly incompetent don’t learn from their experience . It’s a huge industry that takes a lot of staff , standards have to be adjusted . Maybe some expert could explain it in relation to the 80/20 rule .

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  134. @Rouetheday
    What boggles my mind, is that, instead of finding an upper middle class professional black woman in a stable marriage who had suffered pregnancy complications to help make her point, this Linda Villarosa just said 'fuck it' and went with the first hood rat with an abusive thug boyfriend she could lay her hands on. And people tell me I'm lazy...

    I went to the weddings around 1990 of a couple of middle class black woman with college degrees and good jobs who went on to have pregnancy problems. They would have made far more sympathetic characters in this kind of article.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

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    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.
     
    One issue is that black women generally have narrower hips, or narrower passage between the hip bones for the baby to traverse during birth. What makes blacks superior runners makes them inferior child bearers. Ultimately this is because blacks have smaller heads, than Eurasians and a slightly shorter gestation. But--guessing--if you throw in some mixing of white DNA and allow for modern (white) medical care and modern American (white) nutrition you can have some issues with size.

    Then there are all the pregnancies issues just associated with conscientiousness--from being overweight (to grotesquely obese) to proper nutrition to drugs and alcohol.

    The super-short answer--r/K.
    , @Obsessive Contrarian
    You'd have to compare African-American women's pregnancies to All The Rest. There was some mention of this in the article but as I recall nothing conclusive and I can't be bothered to re-read the article.

    BTW it was from that article that I came up with the PubMed article that indicates that blacks are less likely to be prescribed pain meds, due to, well, you know. (Perhaps this is a tiny factor in the opioid epidemic?)

    Zero mention of the extremely low Hispanic IM rate. I guess that would have forced the writers to do some thinkin' and that's always a problem.

    My own guess, and it's just a guess, is that African-Americans really are under a lot of stress, and that creates pregnancy problems. (And Hispanics are a low-stress people, which is good for Mami.) But the stress is as much self-created as it is a reaction to the outside world and its stressors.

    It's funny - Hollywood and pop culture would have you believe that being a black American is the greatest thing ever except for the constant macro and micro-aggressions of Wypeepo. But inside "The Community" it's a warm, wonderful bath of self-acceptance and You Go Girl.

    I have my doubts.

    , @Chebyshev
    Is there any relationship between a woman's estrogen/testosterone levels and her probability of having pregnancy complications? I have no idea, I'm just suggesting that.
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  135. @Anon

    Infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are scandalously high for a developed country. From talking to people who follow the statistics (mostly obstetric nurses), the bad outcomes seem to be correlated not so much with race as with poverty.
     
    The problem is the fallacy of considering the U.S. a developed country. If a country has high poverty rates, it's less developed than a country that doesn't. It's hard to accept, but the U.S. is not as developed as Japan, Germany, and Denmark. If you rank the U.S. in its proper place in the development rankings, the maternal mortality rate is about right.

    I remember reading a column by Pat Buchanan that made the point that if you compared various American racial groups to their originating countries (blacks to Africa, whites to Europe, Hispanics to Latin America) on academic performance, America did better than the rest of the world.

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    I remember reading a column by Pat Buchanan that made the point that if you compared various American racial groups to their originating countries (blacks to Africa, whites to Europe, Hispanics to Latin America) on academic performance, America did better than the rest of the world.
     
    I haven't seen that article but I've made a similar point:

    If you don't look at "America" but look at the performance of the individual ethnic groups in America, then contra all the leftist b.s. America does really well across income, education, life expectancy, etc. etc. For example Japanese women are the longest lived national/sex demographic. But--last i checked--Japanese American women just edged them out. Swedes in the US do a bit better in income/education/longevity than Swedes in Sweden. Irish do better than Irish in Ireland. Chinese do way better than Chinese in China. Indians do way way better than Indians in India. Mexicans way way better than Mexicans in Mexico.

    And of course the absolute champs blacks in the US do way, way, way, way, way, way ... way better than blacks in Africa.

    Blacks are the people who really really benefit incredibly for being in America. American blacks are the great beneficiaries of slavery.
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  136. How did the writer fail to work Donald Trump into the article?

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  137. @Anon
    O/T

    Jacob Wohl is utterly worthless

    https://twitter.com/aishlyx/status/984997081201987584

    Except when we feed the undeveloped world, provide the poverty-stricken natives with life-saving vaccines and medicine. Send humanitarian aid after natural disasters, fight ruinous wars, reducing our population drastically to defeat totalitarianism. Invite the Third World and their extended families to our countries, house and educate them. And when their descendants show their gratitude to the host country by raping and murdering us we light candles and continue to welcome them in. But apart from.all of this, I agree us whites are the living embodiment of EVIL.

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  138. anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:

    One thing left out of this story of baby-daddy beating her up, her grabbing a knife and all the rest of the drama, is probable drug and alcohol use fueling all this. The drug/alcohol use also continues into pregnancy which has resulted in all sorts of later impairment in these people’s children. Not their fault of course.

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  139. @tsotha
    Obesity rates among black women are around 60%, whereas for white women it's around 44%. "Extreme" obesity for black women is 50% higher than white women.

    https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity

    I don't see how you can compare infant mortality without adjusting for obesity (not mentioned in the article at all), which causes all sorts of complications in pregnancy. Sure it may be "an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism" that caused your hypertension. It's more likely be the 300 extra pounds you're carrying.

    The medical term my girlfriend uses to describe most of her black patients is “train wreck”.

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  140. @AndrewR
    Semi-OT: You likely have all heard about the "racist" incident at a Philly Starbucks where two blacks were arrested after repeatedly being asked to either buy something or leave. The CEO is of course cucking hard, but is that good enough for Jane Q Democrat? NO!


    https://tinyurl.com/yd2h7yvs

    Please don’t link Facebook without some warning for those who are boycotting.

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  141. anonymous[341] • Disclaimer says:

    “…an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress,…”.

    The author revealed where she was coming from so…no need to read further.

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  142. @Harry Baldwin

    Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC's official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer, which each took about 600,000 lives in 2014, and in front of respiratory disease, which caused about 150,000 deaths.

    Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.
     
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

    > Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.

    Only A or A+ students get into medical school.

    Excepting quota cases. Thanks to affirmative action and the preferences of med school administrators, black doctors’ undergraduate GPAs range down to B- or lower.

    Black doctors’ patients are disproportionately NAM.

    Are there credible studies that break out medical error rates by physician race or undergrad GPA? I looked but did not find one.

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    ic1000, do you know what they call the person who finishes last in their medical school class? Doctor.
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  143. @Yossarian
    OT: This weekend at Harvard

    Naked male undergrad high on narcotics in the middle of a very busy road, throwing his clothes at the passing females. What a perfect story to extend the Haven Monahan campus rape epidemic narrative right? Except for the unfortunate fact that the out-of-control student was black. So instead it's a clear case of police brutality in that racist hellhole of Cambridge, MA!

    http://www.wcvb.com/article/police-naked-harvard-student-arrested-for-indecent-exposure-assault/19819268

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/15/undergrad-arrested/

    He should bring in Henry Louis Gates to testify about the racist proclivities of the Cambridge PD.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_arrest_controversy

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  144. @Berty
    That may be the most impossibly long and unreadable screed the NYT has ever published.

    Linda Villarosa directs the journalism program at the City College of New York, in Harlem, and is a contributing writer for the magazine. She last wrote a feature about the H.I.V. epidemic among American black gay and bisexual men.
     
    Truly a source a sage wisdom that one is.

    Crappy article. “Societal racism” “black babies dying”–no specifics. It says nothing about how we drain their babies blood to make our ketchup, grind up their soft tissues for our meatloaf, or crush their bones into the flour to bake our Wonder bread.

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  145. @Dave from Oz


    Henry Harpending’s observation that whereas in Africa a large fraction of all individual misfortunes or illnesses are blamed on “witchcraft,” in America “racism” serves much the same purpose…
     
    This is a great observation, but I have never been able to track it down. Anyone have a URL or reference?
     
    A little google-fu, and:


    “Among Herero there is no such thing as an accident, there is no such thing as a natural death, witchcraft in some form is behind all of it. Did you have a gastrointestinal upset this morning? Clearly someone slipped some pink potion in the milk. … Our [African] employees were so adamant to show me the truth that they pooled their money so they could take me to the local witch doctor, who would turn me into a frog. ‘Of course he can do that, it is easy for them to do, even to white people’ they said. … A colleague pointed out a few weeks ago, after hearing this story, that if it is nearly pan-African then perhaps some of it came to the New World. Prominent and not so prominent talkers from the American Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”
    —“My friend the witch doctor,” West Hunter blog
     

    “Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”

    This brings to mind something I’ve wondered about for a long time, yet seems to have never occured to anyone else.

    The KKK after the Civil War wore those white sheets and the hoods, which now appears to just be its own thing – insofar as the KKK actually exists now.

    But from a wiki entry:

    “The traditional story related to the creation of the Klan uniform is that the whites of the time observed the religions and beliefs of the Negros, including Santeria and Voodoo. From these systems they surmised that the Negros were obsessed with spirits, and the dead. From this came the original “ghost” costume, designed to terrorize the “superstitious” blacks. Most of the evidence for this is oral, however, so it is difficult to ascertain how much of this is apocryphal.”

    Wearing white sheets in a night attack is pretty dumb. Concealing your identity is pretty smart, but most robbers and n’er do wells don’t wear anything like this.

    So my take is, that it [email protected]#$ING worked, ie instilled superstitious terror in the targets.

    It has no importance at this point in time, but I have literally never seen any discussion or the slightest hint that post Civil War blacks actually believed these were ghosts or “Haints.”

    But if I were involved in this whole thing, no way I’d wear that outfit if it didn’t work.

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    The KKK white robe costume, including the pointed hood, resembles some Spanish Christian traditions that date back hundreds of years. I don't know if the early Klan leaders got the idea from the Spaniards.
    , @Nurse
    Before Wikipedia, the print encyclopedias and standard histories of the KKK claimed that one of the post civil war founders had traveled in Spain.

    There he saw the Holy Week before Easter services and processions. Worshippers wore pointed White hats and White robes. The outfit was supposed to be a continuation of the outfits medieval pilgrims wore.

    That was the standard story 19th early 20th century. Maybe the story was changed to avoid associating Hispanics with the KKK?
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  146. @Flip
    I remember reading a column by Pat Buchanan that made the point that if you compared various American racial groups to their originating countries (blacks to Africa, whites to Europe, Hispanics to Latin America) on academic performance, America did better than the rest of the world.

    I remember reading a column by Pat Buchanan that made the point that if you compared various American racial groups to their originating countries (blacks to Africa, whites to Europe, Hispanics to Latin America) on academic performance, America did better than the rest of the world.

    I haven’t seen that article but I’ve made a similar point:

    If you don’t look at “America” but look at the performance of the individual ethnic groups in America, then contra all the leftist b.s. America does really well across income, education, life expectancy, etc. etc. For example Japanese women are the longest lived national/sex demographic. But–last i checked–Japanese American women just edged them out. Swedes in the US do a bit better in income/education/longevity than Swedes in Sweden. Irish do better than Irish in Ireland. Chinese do way better than Chinese in China. Indians do way way better than Indians in India. Mexicans way way better than Mexicans in Mexico.

    And of course the absolute champs blacks in the US do way, way, way, way, way, way … way better than blacks in Africa.

    Blacks are the people who really really benefit incredibly for being in America. American blacks are the great beneficiaries of slavery.

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  147. @Mishra
    I know a (black) guy from Zimbabwe, of all places, and he's absolutely appalled at the behavior of native-born blacks in this country. "Thank God I have an accent" he says, and I fully understand. He works two jobs and is a model of probity and propriety.

    Let’s pray his children adopt his mores and not those of our black culture.

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  148. @Steve Sailer
    I went to the weddings around 1990 of a couple of middle class black woman with college degrees and good jobs who went on to have pregnancy problems. They would have made far more sympathetic characters in this kind of article.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

    One issue is that black women generally have narrower hips, or narrower passage between the hip bones for the baby to traverse during birth. What makes blacks superior runners makes them inferior child bearers. Ultimately this is because blacks have smaller heads, than Eurasians and a slightly shorter gestation. But–guessing–if you throw in some mixing of white DNA and allow for modern (white) medical care and modern American (white) nutrition you can have some issues with size.

    Then there are all the pregnancies issues just associated with conscientiousness–from being overweight (to grotesquely obese) to proper nutrition to drugs and alcohol.

    The super-short answer–r/K.

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  149. @Flip
    So what's the black mortality rate compared with Jamaica, Haiti, or African countries? I bet black Americans compare pretty well.

    This piece was written by an activist, she is not going to confuse the readers with facts and science, those would be hate facts and scientific racism to the not woke.

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  150. @Harry Baldwin

    Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC's official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer, which each took about 600,000 lives in 2014, and in front of respiratory disease, which caused about 150,000 deaths.

    Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.
     
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

    Which indicates that about 6% of Americans will, at some point, die from medical errors.

    Which is a lot.

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    The numbers sound terrible, but a large proportion of the medical errors that are logged are minor things like patients getting a laxative 10 minutes late because they were eating their breakfast.
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  151. @Anthony Wayne
    IT’S SMOKING

    It’s all the factors that go into blacks’ lives being more chaotic and unhealthy.

    I’ve related part of this before, but we had a large, black, welfare family move into our suburban neighborhood. (remember, suburbia is supposed to increase the future generations earnings!) and they were calling the police on each other constantly. Over 25 times in two years, according to the cop. The older sisters would fight, physically, in the street. One of them got pregnant and the other sister kicked her in the stomach and chased her down the street. The cops came for that one, but nobody went to jail. As a family, they ate like crap, drank, smoked cigs and pot and got very little exercise. It was so pathetic it was almost funny; fortunately they didn’t last on our street.

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  152. @Franz Liszt
    Why is it always, always a binary analysis? blacks and whites! There’s millions of others in the mix: Indian (dot and redskin), Mexican, etc... I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Many many (South Asian)-Indians have skin every bit as dark as the average African-American yet they make more money per capita than the average WHITE. That proves that the theory of skin color deciding EVERY OUTCOME a priori (cited ad infinitum by SJWs) is utter codswallop.

    You don’t want to look at Indian infant mortality. Seriously, it is shocking. Whether it’s the bad conditions on the res or poor BIA health care who can say.

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    TWS, Indians, woo woo not Asian, marry into a closed society, so small gene pool. There is a number of reservations around here in WNY, but all medical is off res at the same hospitals I use.
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  153. @Steve Sailer
    I went to the weddings around 1990 of a couple of middle class black woman with college degrees and good jobs who went on to have pregnancy problems. They would have made far more sympathetic characters in this kind of article.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

    You’d have to compare African-American women’s pregnancies to All The Rest. There was some mention of this in the article but as I recall nothing conclusive and I can’t be bothered to re-read the article.

    BTW it was from that article that I came up with the PubMed article that indicates that blacks are less likely to be prescribed pain meds, due to, well, you know. (Perhaps this is a tiny factor in the opioid epidemic?)

    Zero mention of the extremely low Hispanic IM rate. I guess that would have forced the writers to do some thinkin’ and that’s always a problem.

    My own guess, and it’s just a guess, is that African-Americans really are under a lot of stress, and that creates pregnancy problems. (And Hispanics are a low-stress people, which is good for Mami.) But the stress is as much self-created as it is a reaction to the outside world and its stressors.

    It’s funny – Hollywood and pop culture would have you believe that being a black American is the greatest thing ever except for the constant macro and micro-aggressions of Wypeepo. But inside “The Community” it’s a warm, wonderful bath of self-acceptance and You Go Girl.

    I have my doubts.

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    My own guess, and it’s just a guess, is that African-Americans really are under a lot of stress, and that creates pregnancy problems. (And Hispanics are a low-stress people, which is good for Mami.) But the stress is as much self-created as it is a reaction to the outside world and its stressors.
     
    Living the Whurrrlll Star urban lifestyle is exciting, but probably generates excessive stress.

    And just imagine the stress inherent in having three or more baby daddies, each with their own urban nonsense going on, without getting much in the way of support from any of them.
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  154. @prosa123
    "The article implied that even in the case of [Serena] Williams, who is undeniably famous, and incredibly rich, the medical care was allegedly not as good as it might have been, for example scant attention was paid to her past medical history of pulmonary embolism and I am sure she must have the best medical insurance that money can buy."

    Being rich and famous didn't save the distinctly non-minority Joan Rivers from fatal medical incompetence. Going back further, medical incompetence was a contributing factor in the death of rich, famous, non-minority Andy Warhol.

    Joan foul-mouthed Rivers was bumped off for dissing Obama and Obama’s “wife.”
    (respectively homosexual and tranee)

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  155. The new shape of the vagina, the watermelon seed, which was found in 40% of Afro-American women (Pam32: most likely caused by the collapse of the membranes around uterus}, could be a culprit.

    Read here:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10895030

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    It's new? The shape is newly-found but the physical fact is probably as old as the (now mythical) African Eve.

    Good find.
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  156. Even the NYT won’t touch the high in comparison to other races death rates of black infants and children at the hands of their mammas, relatives, mammas boyfriends and fathers.

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  157. @JohnnyWalker123
    Which indicates that about 6% of Americans will, at some point, die from medical errors.

    Which is a lot.

    The numbers sound terrible, but a large proportion of the medical errors that are logged are minor things like patients getting a laxative 10 minutes late because they were eating their breakfast.

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    Getting laxatives 10 minutes late kills 250,000 people per year?
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  158. @Harry Baldwin
    For years in the 1970s I rented an apartment from a liberal Ivy League professor. He used to give me his copies of the New York Times when he was done with them. He once told me that people who were conservative weren't sufficiently well-informed, that they would be liberal if only they would read the New York Times. But it was reading articles like this in the copies he gave me that made me right wing.

    I too became right wing because of reading all my parents lefty newspapers and magazines.

    The more anti White crap I read, the more pro White I became.

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  159. @Macumazahn
    In the penultimate sentence, "like" should be "lie".

    "... this young woman’s troubles are caused by the poor decision-making of herself and the men with whom she chooses to conceive babies."
    Is she in fact choosing to conceive babies? It sounds more like she just can't be bothered to use contraception, so she's repeatedly impregnated due to her apparent lack of agency. Of course it's all the fault of the blue-eyed devil.

    60 years after women began taking the birth control pill, many black women still believe it will harm them somehow.

    Evil Whitey juju you know.

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  160. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @niteranger
    Will this crazy shit ever end? Unbelievable piece of insanity from another sick black lesbian. What she didn't mention in her Black Moron Nation article is that many black women are unbelievably fat which raises the risk of diabetes and hypertension and causes all types problems in pregnancy. Furthermore, black women have extremely high rates of STDs. Bacterial vaginosis, gonorrhea and other STDs increase the risk of premature labor and premature rupture of membranes and similar problems. Many black women have no idea how to act when pregnant. They drink, smoke and still want to party exposing their unborn to a host of toxins and more sexual diseases. Black women typically have the highest rates of vaginal problems including cervical cancer, caused by the sexually transmitted HPV.

    And something that will not be mentioned in medical journals blacks seem to be predisposed to certain diseases caused by certain environmental conditions when combined with their life style. Evolution is a real bitch isn't it. Perhaps they should be more concerned about these things instead of tearing down statues. How many of your children did you save with your last history riot?

    Friend who was a nurse in the local juvenile hall told me that virtually all the black teen age girls including the 12 and 13 year olds had STDs.

    One STD, chalmydia is a major cause of miscarriages and one of the most common STDs.

    It’s not their 9th grade classmates that give black girls STDs. It’s black adult men.

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    I watched an old documentary on blacks in DC from the early 60s. One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.


    https://youtu.be/IHHWxTnT49c
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  161. I listened to an almost identical article on NPR about two months ago, and even as they reported it, you could tell they really didn’t believe it.

    I remember thinking at the time, “so this is the new thing. This is what they’re pushing now.”

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  162. Repeated pregnancies as a teenager are a recipe for bad health even without a slap-happy boyfriend. An adolescent body may be capable of conceiving but not ready to sustain a healthy pregnancy. If the pregnancies were close together, there was no time to recover between them. Her health has probably been sub-par for years, compared to women from the same demographic who made different choices.

    She also claimed she went back to the boyfriend because she couldn’t make enough to support herself and her kids; ironically, she could get benefits to cover herself and all her children, but she’d have to quit her job–and ditch the boyfriend. I wonder which she would find more onerous?

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  163. @Buck
    "Black mothers and infants are dying at a higher rate than white mothers and infants, in large part because of societal racism and racial bias in the health care system. …"

    In a "large part"? Really? If the "parts" were qualified, show the numbers. But that statement is a ridiculous opinion masquerading as scientific evidence. Racism and racial bias in the healthcare system is mythical.

    A much more likely culprit for poorer pregnancy outcomes for black women is obesity. The stresses of pregnancy combined with the morbid obesity of many black women would naturally produce deleterious effects. That would be the literal and figurative "large part" missing from the analysis.

    Don’t forget the highest rate of STDs of all the races. A very common easily transmitted STD, chalmydia is a leading cause of miscarriages.

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  164. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Big Bill

    Three months into her pregnancy, he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends and threw her to the ground outside their apartment.
     
    Reading between the lines a bit: She was three months pregnant, sick, but still going out partying with her gal pals. Her baby-daddy gets a bit patriarchal (it's his kid, too) and tells her she can't go getting drunk and smoking dope with her friends. Being an opinionated, strong minded woman, she tells him to fsck-off and asks him why he's so damn sure its his baby anyway. He grabs her arm as she pushes past him to leave and she loses her footing and trips on the front step.

    Whenever feminists tell their lurid victim stories to sympathetic feminist anti-racists/anti-whites I always wonder what they are leaving out--particularly when there are no photos, police reports, eye witnesses or videos.

    The “friends” were probably other men. Just going by criminal assault and battery statistics the boy friend probably did beat her up.

    Blacks, both men and women have the highest rate of domestic violence. The women beat and kill the kids and the men beat and kill the women.

    You are right that her particular story about being knocked down by BF may or may not be true.

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  165. @Macumazahn
    In the penultimate sentence, "like" should be "lie".

    "... this young woman’s troubles are caused by the poor decision-making of herself and the men with whom she chooses to conceive babies."
    Is she in fact choosing to conceive babies? It sounds more like she just can't be bothered to use contraception, so she's repeatedly impregnated due to her apparent lack of agency. Of course it's all the fault of the blue-eyed devil.

    Whether by choice or by error, whether by omission or by commission, the responsibility is: Her body, her choice.

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  166. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Perspective
    This is actually a very serious charge that the NYT is making, they are basically saying Whites are responsible (at least partly) for the death of Black babies. This could have serious repercussions on the group they are vilifying.

    Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data
     
    What about other races? It would seem that going by the table in the link that Whites and Hispanics have a similar Infant mortality rate and Asians have the lowest rate. Now what could possibly motivate Linda Villarosa from omitting those groups?

    https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/infant-mortality-rate-by-race-ethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

    Infant death rate includes all causes of death, including being killed by mothers fathers mom’s latest sperm donor and other relatives.

    Black adults killing black infants is what makes the black infant death rate so high.

    Check any city jail or state prison. More than half the women are there for neglecting to the point of harm, beating and killing their children. And the blacks have the highest percentage of abusing neglecting and killing their own children.

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  167. @Perspective
    This is actually a very serious charge that the NYT is making, they are basically saying Whites are responsible (at least partly) for the death of Black babies. This could have serious repercussions on the group they are vilifying.

    Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data
     
    What about other races? It would seem that going by the table in the link that Whites and Hispanics have a similar Infant mortality rate and Asians have the lowest rate. Now what could possibly motivate Linda Villarosa from omitting those groups?

    https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/infant-mortality-rate-by-race-ethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

    good point.

    Mestizo hispanics actually have lower infant mortality than non-hispanic whites….When you exclude the black hispanics and Puerto Ricans it demonstrates that hispanics from mesoamerica have infant mortality of 4.9 verse 5.1 for white Americans.

    The Hispanic paradox, also known as the “epidemiologic paradox,” refers to the epidemiological finding that Hispanic and Latino Americans tend to have health outcomes that “paradoxically” are comparable to, or better than, those of their U.S. non-Hispanic White counterparts, even though Hispanics have lower incomes and education.

    One hypothesis for the Hispanic Paradox proposes that living in the same neighborhood as people with similar ethnic backgrounds confers significant advantages to one’s health….In a study of elderly Mexican-Americans, those living in areas with a higher percentage of Mexican-Americans had lower seven-year mortality as well as a decreased prevalence of medical conditions, including stroke, cancer, and hip fracture. Despite these neighborhoods’ relatively high rates of poverty due to lack of formal education, residents do not suffer from the same mortality and morbidity levels seen in similarly disadvantaged socioeconomic neighborhoods. Social network support structures are especially important to the health of the elderly population as they deal with declining physical function. Another reason for this phenomenon could be that those Hispanic-Americans that live among those of similar cultural and social backgrounds are shielded from some of the negative effects of assimilation to American culture.

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    It’s always been my opinion that the good health of Hispanics is because they are survivors of slaves of the Aztecs and Mayans serfs of the Spanish and bad treatment by the Hispanic elites.

    The weak died off. The strongest survived and came to America.

    The good health of Hispanic infants and children can be explained by the crowded housing and extended family arrangements. In other words, there is always an adult or responsible teen ager around to see that the little ones don’t hurt themselves.

    Black mothers are notorious for leaving little ones alone or in charge of a 7 year old. So they get injured. Ask anyone who ever worked in an ER or investigated child abuse and neglect.
    , @Flip
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NO91dfafzGQ
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  168. @Buffalo Joe
    According to the article, two full term pregnancies also one still born and one on the way, all by age 23. Two male sexual partners mentioned, maybe more. A boy friend (surprised they didn't refer to him as her fiance') who uses her as a MMA sparring partner and somehow, Joe in Buffalo is partially responsible for her health problems. Is she obese ? Does she smoke, drink alcohol and abuse drugs while pregnant ? Headaches and sensitivity to light? Try not letting your BF use your head as a speed bag. The optimum word missing in all these stories is responsibility.

    Since the sparring partner boyfriend was specifically referred to as the father of her expected child #3, and not of her two young sons (both born by age 20, as she was pregnant at 21), she’s been impregnated by at least three different men by age 23. But it’s whitey’s fault…

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  169. @Joe, Averaged
    The good news is that we finally hit rock bottom. Right? This is rock bottom, right?

    Like the cold war era joke about Peak Communism in the Soviet Union: No, it needs to get much worse.

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  170. Must be embarrassing, being an affirmative action black woman oby gyn and seeing how black disfunction leads to so many health problems.

    It’s like being a black affirmative action public defender and dealing with the retarded black thugs all day.

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    I would imagine those observations likely lead to even more resentment of whitey, as opposed to any sort of arrival at reality.
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  171. The infant mortality rate about which they’re complaining is precisely the national mean registered in 1985. Life expectancy among blacks resembles the national mean of 1985. Real income levels among blacks resemble the national mean of 1985.

    The article is so obtuse that you’d have to conclude the Times is run by (1) irredeemable fools or (2) pranksters giving you a big stagey wink.

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  172. @Franz Liszt
    Why is it always, always a binary analysis? blacks and whites! There’s millions of others in the mix: Indian (dot and redskin), Mexican, etc... I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Many many (South Asian)-Indians have skin every bit as dark as the average African-American yet they make more money per capita than the average WHITE. That proves that the theory of skin color deciding EVERY OUTCOME a priori (cited ad infinitum by SJWs) is utter codswallop.

    “Indian (dot and *feather*)”

    FIFY

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  173. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Travis
    good point.

    Mestizo hispanics actually have lower infant mortality than non-hispanic whites....When you exclude the black hispanics and Puerto Ricans it demonstrates that hispanics from mesoamerica have infant mortality of 4.9 verse 5.1 for white Americans.

    The Hispanic paradox, also known as the "epidemiologic paradox," refers to the epidemiological finding that Hispanic and Latino Americans tend to have health outcomes that "paradoxically" are comparable to, or better than, those of their U.S. non-Hispanic White counterparts, even though Hispanics have lower incomes and education.

    One hypothesis for the Hispanic Paradox proposes that living in the same neighborhood as people with similar ethnic backgrounds confers significant advantages to one’s health....In a study of elderly Mexican-Americans, those living in areas with a higher percentage of Mexican-Americans had lower seven-year mortality as well as a decreased prevalence of medical conditions, including stroke, cancer, and hip fracture. Despite these neighborhoods' relatively high rates of poverty due to lack of formal education, residents do not suffer from the same mortality and morbidity levels seen in similarly disadvantaged socioeconomic neighborhoods. Social network support structures are especially important to the health of the elderly population as they deal with declining physical function. Another reason for this phenomenon could be that those Hispanic-Americans that live among those of similar cultural and social backgrounds are shielded from some of the negative effects of assimilation to American culture.

    It’s always been my opinion that the good health of Hispanics is because they are survivors of slaves of the Aztecs and Mayans serfs of the Spanish and bad treatment by the Hispanic elites.

    The weak died off. The strongest survived and came to America.

    The good health of Hispanic infants and children can be explained by the crowded housing and extended family arrangements. In other words, there is always an adult or responsible teen ager around to see that the little ones don’t hurt themselves.

    Black mothers are notorious for leaving little ones alone or in charge of a 7 year old. So they get injured. Ask anyone who ever worked in an ER or investigated child abuse and neglect.

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  174. @Whiskey
    Linda Villarosa seems to have hate hate White men at least. No woman minds a thug. They all hate betas.

    Even in New Orleans there are beta Black men. Invisible to the women around them.

    In your perverted dreams and fantasies.

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    I've spent the majority of my life w/in an hour of NOLA....there aren't a lot but there are some gay & nerdy black dudes here.....
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  175. @Harry Baldwin
    My wife had a Caesarean section for our first child. I heard the surgeon mutter, "So nice to operate on someone who isn't fat."

    Harry, I had back surgery some years ago, and the surgeon told me the surgery was a breeze (went much faster) because I was in shape and not fat. He said it was a pleasure to work on me.

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  176. @Sunbeam
    "Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”

    This brings to mind something I've wondered about for a long time, yet seems to have never occured to anyone else.

    The KKK after the Civil War wore those white sheets and the hoods, which now appears to just be its own thing - insofar as the KKK actually exists now.

    But from a wiki entry:

    "The traditional story related to the creation of the Klan uniform is that the whites of the time observed the religions and beliefs of the Negros, including Santeria and Voodoo. From these systems they surmised that the Negros were obsessed with spirits, and the dead. From this came the original "ghost" costume, designed to terrorize the "superstitious" blacks. Most of the evidence for this is oral, however, so it is difficult to ascertain how much of this is apocryphal."

    Wearing white sheets in a night attack is pretty dumb. Concealing your identity is pretty smart, but most robbers and n'er do wells don't wear anything like this.

    So my take is, that it [email protected]#$ING worked, ie instilled superstitious terror in the targets.

    It has no importance at this point in time, but I have literally never seen any discussion or the slightest hint that post Civil War blacks actually believed these were ghosts or "Haints."

    But if I were involved in this whole thing, no way I'd wear that outfit if it didn't work.

    The KKK white robe costume, including the pointed hood, resembles some Spanish Christian traditions that date back hundreds of years. I don’t know if the early Klan leaders got the idea from the Spaniards.

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  177. @Obsessive Contrarian
    You'd have to compare African-American women's pregnancies to All The Rest. There was some mention of this in the article but as I recall nothing conclusive and I can't be bothered to re-read the article.

    BTW it was from that article that I came up with the PubMed article that indicates that blacks are less likely to be prescribed pain meds, due to, well, you know. (Perhaps this is a tiny factor in the opioid epidemic?)

    Zero mention of the extremely low Hispanic IM rate. I guess that would have forced the writers to do some thinkin' and that's always a problem.

    My own guess, and it's just a guess, is that African-Americans really are under a lot of stress, and that creates pregnancy problems. (And Hispanics are a low-stress people, which is good for Mami.) But the stress is as much self-created as it is a reaction to the outside world and its stressors.

    It's funny - Hollywood and pop culture would have you believe that being a black American is the greatest thing ever except for the constant macro and micro-aggressions of Wypeepo. But inside "The Community" it's a warm, wonderful bath of self-acceptance and You Go Girl.

    I have my doubts.

    My own guess, and it’s just a guess, is that African-Americans really are under a lot of stress, and that creates pregnancy problems. (And Hispanics are a low-stress people, which is good for Mami.) But the stress is as much self-created as it is a reaction to the outside world and its stressors.

    Living the Whurrrlll Star urban lifestyle is exciting, but probably generates excessive stress.

    And just imagine the stress inherent in having three or more baby daddies, each with their own urban nonsense going on, without getting much in the way of support from any of them.

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  178. @Jonathan Mason
    Actually the full article goes on to discuss a number of scientific research studies into infant mortality.

    The study, conducted by four researchers at the C.D.C. — Kenneth Schoendorf, Carol Hogue, Joel Kleinman and Diane Rowley — mined a database of close to a million previously unavailable linked birth and death certificates and found that infants born to college-educated black parents were twice as likely to die as infants born to similarly educated white parents. In 72 percent of the cases, low birth weight was to blame.

    Interestingly women from Africa and the Caribbean are delivering on average higher weight babies than women of African descent in the US--babies equal in weight to those of white women in the US. For example, women who were born overseas are delivering babies in the US that weigh less than their mother did at her own birth twenty odd years ago outside the US. Rather odd.

    My own personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that there IS something very toxic to blacks in US culture, and particularly in black US culture, which seems to be surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity of the black population in the US.

    I have a friend in Florida who is an African guy born in Sierra Leone and who moved to London with his family as a child, and then came to the US as an adult. He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.

    I also have a female friend (work acquaintance) in Florida who is of Asian Indian (Hindoo) descent and was born, like me, in London, and she also seems indistinguishable, except in external appearance, from other Londoners.

    And yet blacks from New York do not seem to be culturally typical Noo Yockers. Why is this?

    I don't really know what the toxic element is. It could be related to fast foodpoor diet, and excessive TV viewership, but I don't know. I have been in hundreds of black homes in my area on work-related activity. What one notices, other than many families are very poor, is a widespread lack of interest in cultural activities and a general deference to commercial culture, a complete lack of interest in visual or decorative arts or home improvement activities, automobiles owned that are more expensive than one would expect for the economic level, and a tendency to keep homes completely dark in the daytime. US blacks are family oriented, and tend to live close to a lot of blood relatives. They have large family reunions in the summer and most leisure activity revolves around family members.

    There is very little interest in history, including Black History. Few know anything about Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, or about Parchman Farm.

    Of course these points do not apply to all.

    “surprisingly uniform in view of the vast geographical diversity . . . He seems indistinguishable in intelligence, speech, vocabulary, attitude and so on from other Londoners and quite different from local Florida blacks.”

    IKAGO. Blacks in London pretty much cause the same problems as blacks here. Or almost anywhere for that matter. Uniform indeed. It isn’t primarily cultural, it’s biological – a large percentage of their population has low I.Q.s, think 12 year-olds with guns, crack, booze, sex, cars, and the right to vote. What could possibly go wrong?

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  179. @Joe, Averaged
    The good news is that we finally hit rock bottom. Right? This is rock bottom, right?

    We have 300 fathoms and 50 feet of petrified whale shit to go. The votes of all those millions of third-worlders haven’t even kicked in yet.

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  180. @Perspective
    This is actually a very serious charge that the NYT is making, they are basically saying Whites are responsible (at least partly) for the death of Black babies. This could have serious repercussions on the group they are vilifying.

    Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data
     
    What about other races? It would seem that going by the table in the link that Whites and Hispanics have a similar Infant mortality rate and Asians have the lowest rate. Now what could possibly motivate Linda Villarosa from omitting those groups?

    https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/infant-mortality-rate-by-race-ethnicity/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

    NYT articles like this, it’s hard to tell how much the story line is due to the author’s and editors’ race-driven animus, versus what’s due to laziness and innumeracy.

    In 1850… the reported black infant-mortality rate [in the US] was 340 per 1,000; the white rate was 217 per 1,000… Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel.

    Expressing numbers as the percentage of newborns dying before their first birthday, and adding in life expectancy at birth:

    1850 — I.M. 21.7% white cf. 35.0% black. L.E. 38.3 yr white cf. 23.0 yr black
    1900 — I.M. 11.1% white cf. 17.0% black.  L.E. 51.8 yr white cf. 41.8 yr black
    2015 — I.M. 00.4% white cf. 01.1% black. L.E. 78.8 yr white cf. 75.2 yr black

    Obviously, in 1850 and 1900, the influence of infant mortality on life expectancy at birth was enormous. Drop the 2015 I.M. rates to zero, and the life expectancy numbers will hardly budge.

    As other have noted, CDC figures show that Asian/Pacific Islanders and non-black Hispanics do better than whites in both categories. Makes sense — the whites I know who work in healthcare are all hard-core racists, but they focus their powerful hate-rays exclusively on blacks. For the moment. [edit: /sarc]

    Hey, Ms. Villarosa — bet you wish you were living the White Privilege life of 1850 or 1900, instead of suffering as a latter-day Woman of Color.

    By the way, don’t miss out on the Times Picks and Readers’ Picks comments. 100% Narrative, the Force is strong with these ones.

    1850 & 1900 figures cited in Fishback et al., 2001 (paywalled). 2015 I.M. figures from the CDC, L.E. numbers via the WaPo.

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  181. @DFH
    Why is the NYT promoting racial stereotypes by writing about black women with abusive 'boyfriends' who abandon them when they get pregnant?

    Why? The NY Times is owned and run by a small, racist-supremacist, foreign sect that uses “divide and conquer” on Americans continuously. Keeps the plebes from concentrating on crimes by the sects bankers and criminals in the mideast. Its part of the brainwashing campaign run by the sect that owsn 95% of “our” media.

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  182. @Jonathan Mason
    The numbers sound terrible, but a large proportion of the medical errors that are logged are minor things like patients getting a laxative 10 minutes late because they were eating their breakfast.

    Getting laxatives 10 minutes late kills 250,000 people per year?

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  183. @Lot
    Paternal abandonment is likely the single largest source of stress for pregnant women, and is also subject to the B-W-A rule.

    the B-W-A rule

    ??

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    Probably Black-White-Asian

    Look up Philippe Rushton. The basic idea is that group averages for many traits are ordered like that. For example: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289697900040
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  184. Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data — a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were considered chattel.

    Meaning, the black infant mortality rate and the white infant mortality rate have both dropped since 1865, but the White rate has gone a bit too low.

    Time to riot.

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  185. They’re so fixated on racism that they are missing a very simple explanation for the higher infant mortality among black Americans – the very high rates of vitamin D deficiency among that population. Occam’s razor, if we’re still allowed to use it, suggests that it’s more likely to be the cause than microaggressions.

    Unfortunately, it seems that they’re willing to sacrifice black children if they can use them to summon a weapon to attack white people with.

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  186. @Dieter Kief
    Henry Harpending:


    "Even more interesting to us was the universal understanding that white people were not vulnerable to witchcraft and could neither feel it nor understand it. White people literally lack a crucial sense, or part of the brain."
     
    So - this might have changed: White people at the NYT seem to have grown this "crucial sense" or "part of the brain" now too.

    “The government is jealous cause we got an extra bone in our bodies that makes us smarter.”
    - Rusty Cutler, Squidbillies

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  187. @AndrewR
    Semi-OT: You likely have all heard about the "racist" incident at a Philly Starbucks where two blacks were arrested after repeatedly being asked to either buy something or leave. The CEO is of course cucking hard, but is that good enough for Jane Q Democrat? NO!


    https://tinyurl.com/yd2h7yvs

    Remember when Starbucks founder Howard Schultz said he wanted to have a conversation about race? LOL.

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  188. @Anon
    In your perverted dreams and fantasies.

    I’ve spent the majority of my life w/in an hour of NOLA….there aren’t a lot but there are some gay & nerdy black dudes here…..

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  189. Vitamin D deficiency has absolutely nothing to do with pregnancy, childbirth, infant and childhood deaths.

    The races most affected by vitamin D deficiencies are Whites descended from N Europeans and Asians

    100 years ago black children were sometimes affected by rickets, a vitamin D deficiency bone disease. But that disease was long ago eradicated by baby formula, milk and other food products enriched with vitamin D.

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    In the UK rickets was eradicated UNTIL black and Asian people arrived.

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rickets-and-osteomalacia/


    "Rickets was common in the past, but it mostly disappeared in the western world during the early 20th century after foods like margarine and cereal were fortified with vitamin D.

    However, in recent years, there's been an increase in cases of rickets in the UK. The number of rickets cases is still relatively small – less than 700 cases were diagnosed in hospitals in England in 2013-14 – but studies have shown a significant number of people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.

    Any child whose diet doesn't contain enough vitamin D or calcium can develop rickets, but the condition is more common in children with dark skin, as this means they need more sunlight to get enough vitamin D"
     

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/#supplement

    "The Department of Health recommends that you take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year if you:

    aren't often outdoors – for example, if you're frail or housebound

    are in an institution like a care home

    usually wear clothes that cover up most of your skin when outdoors
    (now who might that apply to, I wonder?)
    People with dark skin from African, African-Caribbean and south Asian backgrounds may also not get enough vitamin D from sunlight. They should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year."
     

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  190. Re: The Legacy of Slavery
    Canada has little to no history of black slavery, but substitutes have been invented to focus white guilt and effect wealth transfers.
    Canada has many aboriginals. To lift them out of the stone age, a generation or two were sent to boarding school in the mid 20th century.
    It is now a P.C. article of faith that the ‘Legacy of the Residential Schools’ is the reason for current rates of alcoholism, incarceration, family dysfunction, child abuse, underachievment and poor diet .
    The Residential Schools were closed around the 1970′s, but the phantom legacy will be peddled forever to leverage reparations. Sound familiar?

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    And what is amazing is that it was the progressives of the age who insisted on the civilizing mission, on separating parents from children and sending them to schools. Not just Canada, but Australia also has a concept of "stolen generations". Let's not forget eugenics. Even the proselytizing fervor of Europeans in their expanding empires may be put down to a progressivist strain. Years later, it is converted by the new progressives into the sin of the legacy majority. I wonder which of today's articles of faith will become our collective sins in the future and fuel for more progressive tut-tutting. My money is on indulging transgender fantasies, especially when it comes to mutilating children.
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  191. “Her relationship with her boyfriend, the baby’s father”

    this one……what about the other 2? And this is whose problem? that is the point in the story where my WTF detector went off.

    “he became angry at her for wanting to hang out with friends”

    translation: she wanted to go out and party and he said no and she said fuck you.

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  192. @Steve Sailer
    It's a test: Do you hate white people enough to not notice the lurid parts of the article about blacks behaving badly?

    I have another theory. I never read the New York Times. So how do I know that this is a real article? Like so many of the articles that Mr. Sailer cites – it is preposterous. I find it hard to believe that anyone could write such tripe.

    It must be a joke of some kind. No one is as stupid as this (fictional?) NYT author.

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    I clicked the link and it appears to be a real article and it's real long too.......I mean REALLY long winded.
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  193. @Whiskey
    Linda Villarosa seems to have hate hate White men at least. No woman minds a thug. They all hate betas.

    Even in New Orleans there are beta Black men. Invisible to the women around them.

    Here is a fine example of the term – monomania.

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  194. @Mr. Anon

    During an appointment with a perinatologist — covered by my excellent health insurance — I was hounded with questions about my “lifestyle” and whether I drank, smoked or used a vast assortment of illegal drugs. I wondered, Do these people think I’m sucking on a crack pipe the second I leave the office? I eventually learned that in the absence of a medical condition, IUGR is almost exclusively linked with mothers who smoke or abuse drugs and alcohol.
     
    I wonder if by "I was hounded with questions" she means "I was asked questions".

    In future - in order to be racially sensitive - doctors shouldn't ask about behaviors that are known to lead to illnesses. They should first rule out other things - micro-aggressions, stereotype threat, systemic racism, witchcraft, alien abduction, etc.

    In future – in order to be racially sensitive – doctors shouldn’t ask about behaviors that are known to lead to illnesses. They should first rule out other things – micro-aggressions, stereotype threat, systemic racism, witchcraft, alien abduction, etc.

    You aren’t going far enough. They need to comfort their poor victimized patients about all of those (latter) things. That is much more important than actually practicing medicine.

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  195. @Big Bill
    I prefer a different rhetorical device. Instead of blaming [current day] "racism" or "microaggressions", I blame "The Legacy of Slavery".

    All blacks suffer from The Legacy of Slavery (it really isn't their fault!). They have suffered from it for hundreds of years. And sometimes it makes them do crazy, violent unpredictable things, right out of the blue, like shoot up their workplace, or engage in a school yard beat down, or shoot someone for looking at them funny, or shake their girlfriend's screaming baby until they break its neck. But, again, it really isn't their fault. They are the true victims.

    They are like a pit bull that has been brutalized by a previous owner. It really cannot help itself, so you can't blame it. Just be careful not to get too close, or make sudden movements, or show your teeth, or turn your back. You never know how it will react.

    If someone accuses you of racism, tell them you aren't racist, you are just careful due to The Legacy of Slavery.

    The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people.

    There have been cases of hunter gatherers taking slaves but not many. Chattel slavery is largely a result of the Neolithic Revolution invention of agriculture. So slavery came in about 8,000 BC in the fertile crescent. Those people were Caucasians. Black Africa got agriculture considerably later.

    By the 17th century there wasn’t much slavery anywhere because traditional slave populations like the Germans and the Slavs had thrown off their masters. They had achieved military competence.

    Africans were too weak and primitive to resist the slave raiders, so after the 15th Century they became exploited as slaves the way Europeans, Asians and the Middle East peoples had been for thousands of year earlier.

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    "The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people."

    Not really. The Muslim slave trade had been in existence, with big slave markets at Marrakesh and Cairo, for centuries before Westerners sailed the African coast. And when Westerners found West Africa they found that Africans themselves were big on slavery.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahomey

    " The Kingdom of Dahomey was an important regional power that had an organized domestic economy built on conquest and slave labor"

    I can't understand why this girl isn't a feminist icon.

    "Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh (meaning, "God Speaks true") was a leader of the Dahomey Amazons. In 1851, she led an all-female army consisting of 6,000 warriors against the Egba fortress of Abeokuta, to obtain slaves from the Egba people for the Dahomey slave trade"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh#/media/File:Dahomey_amazon1.jpg

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  196. @Jim Don Bob

    the B-W-A rule
     
    ??

    Probably Black-White-Asian

    Look up Philippe Rushton. The basic idea is that group averages for many traits are ordered like that. For example: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289697900040

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  197. @Anon
    Friend who was a nurse in the local juvenile hall told me that virtually all the black teen age girls including the 12 and 13 year olds had STDs.

    One STD, chalmydia is a major cause of miscarriages and one of the most common STDs.

    It’s not their 9th grade classmates that give black girls STDs. It’s black adult men.

    I watched an old documentary on blacks in DC from the early 60s. One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.

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    Ed, didn't click on the video but "The Negro in Washington" is about Obama's presidency?
    , @Anonymous

    One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.

     

    Roughly ten years ago I came across the CDC web page with stats on STDs. One striking fact that I remember is that the incidence of gonorrhea in Minnesota was 23 times higher in blacks than in whites. Nationally, the figure is currently about 10:1 and has been slowly declining over the past decade: https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats16/figures/s.htm

    The white racists stubbornly continue to cause STDs in blacks and suppress STDs in Asians. How wicked!
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  198. @TheJester
    I occasionally listen to Washington DC-based NPR "talk radio". There was a piece the other day from a woman identified as a "race and ethnicity reporter" ... someone I imagine who is responsible for keeping track of all the racist things (omissions and commisions) that whites are doing to blacks in the Washington DC community.

    Incredible!

    The whining covered all of the usual topics such as blacks living in a "food desert" because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store. Then, the whining moved on to the lack of decent medical care in the black community. When the moderator pointed out that this was not true (lots of new free neighborhood clinics opening), the moderator and the "race and ethnicity reporter" agreed that real reason for declining health care was that blacks were not aware that the free clinics existed. Simple logic: If you don't know they exist, you don't go to them.

    The transition to "white racism" was easy. Someone had failed to develop a program to properly inform the black community where the free clinics were located ... so it "appeared" that there was a dire lack of medical care in the black community, including, of course, medical care for pregnant black women.

    The governing assumption in this discussion was that blacks lack agency and control over their lives. Someone is responsible for providing "services" to black communities to close disparate gaps with neighboring white communities. When problems arise in the black community, clearly those responsible for providing these "services" are not doing their job, even when the problems are attributable to blacks being unaware the "services" exist.

    Shouldn't this be called a "plantation" mentality ... waiting and watching for the "MAsTuh" to take care of you and complaining when he doesn't?

    such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store.

    Turns out burning down the neighborhood has negative consequences.

    Off-topic, sort of: a number of summers ago I had a pilot job giving sight-seeing rides and towing advertising banners at the beach. NPR’s All Things Considered was doing a profile of summer jobs at the beach and wanted to meet with us as well as some lifeguards, bartenders, etc.

    Pilots, even those with bottom of the ladder flying jobs, tend to be a conservative bunch. We decided to fight NPR’s fire with fire and tell them as many lies as we could, and to make them increasingly absurd and see if the reporters would ever bat an eye.

    We started out by claiming that a French guy that worked with us was a “freedom fighter” from Quebec down in the states “training” and raising funds but to please not tell anyone. Our French buddy had never heard of NPR but went along with it, nodding and looking furtively about for “intelligence agents”.

    We said that because of the “death-defying” nature of our jobs, we ate and drank for free at every bar and restaurant in town and if we went to a night club, the DJ’s would stop the music and inform the others of the celebrities among them.

    We told them that from the air we frequently would see White sharks, Orcas, and even giant squid cavorting among the oblivious swimmers.

    We even told them that it was very important to frequently alternate which fuel tank was being used (fuel tanks are typically in the wings) because if one wing got even a few pounds heavier than the other, the airplane would spiral uncontrollably into the ocean.

    It was several weeks before the segment aired (and presumably with plenty of time to verify some of our whoppers) yet all but one of our absurdities was included: they covered for the Quebec freedom fighter, as we requested.

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    "such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store"


    that's total nonsense. There is no store of any kind withing walking distance from my house. do these people just make shit up for victim points?
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  199. @Steve Sailer
    I went to the weddings around 1990 of a couple of middle class black woman with college degrees and good jobs who went on to have pregnancy problems. They would have made far more sympathetic characters in this kind of article.

    My assumption 25 years ago was that blacks tend to have more troubles with pregnancy than other races.

    Is there any relationship between a woman’s estrogen/testosterone levels and her probability of having pregnancy complications? I have no idea, I’m just suggesting that.

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    When I saw the headlines about Serena Williams problems with childbirth I wondered about that.

    1 She’s a bit old for a first baby to be easy.

    2 Childbirth happens because of a surge of a certain hormone when the time comes. If she’s been taking testosterone all these years that might have affected the birth process.
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  200. So Ms. Landrum has at age 24 been pregnant 4 times, by 3-4 different men. She has not married any of the men. 2-3 abandoned her. At least one abused her. The most recent is an “acquaintance”. Yet the NYT blames “racism” for her problems.

    I know! There is still a confederate statue lurking somewhere in NOLA! Get rid of Robert E. Lee and black teens will stop having unprotected sex!

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  201. @MEH 0910

    The trouble began with constant headaches and sensitivity to light; Landrum described the pain as “shocking.”
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Vudu.jpg/800px-Vudu.jpg

    MEH, yeah, let your boy friend use your head as a speed bag and then wonder why you have headaches.

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  202. @Seth Largo
    Furthermore, the history of this kind of blood libel suggests that nothing could possibly go wrong.

    This is the important point. The absurdity of the article is hardly worth commenting on. Worth commenting on is the fact that a substantial percentage of our cultural elite seems intent on whipping up as much racial tension as possible in our multi-racial empire. Brilliant job, dudes.

    Seth, and it is working. Take a deep breath and an Alka Seltzer and then read the comments that accompany the article.

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  203. @pam32
    The new shape of the vagina, the watermelon seed, which was found in 40% of Afro-American women (Pam32: most likely caused by the collapse of the membranes around uterus}, could be a culprit.

    Read here:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10895030

    It’s new? The shape is newly-found but the physical fact is probably as old as the (now mythical) African Eve.

    Good find.

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  204. @Harry Baldwin
    A few years ago I heard an NPR report on the epidemic of STDs among black women. At the end of the report, the NPR hostess asked the reporter if there were any way to explain the disproportionately high rate.

    Well, the explanation is obvious isn't it? And at the same time unmentionable, so why throw a grenade like that at a poor reporter?

    He answered, "Uh, it may have something to do with housing..."

    I had to laugh.

    Harry, sure housing, as in housings some guys’ diseased dicks in your Vi Jay Jay.

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  205. @Lot
    I saw a duck gang rape on a pond once. There was a 45 second period of me thinking, is that really what it appears to be?

    It was pretty funny, because everything ducks do is comical.

    Lot, did you ever notice that Donald Duck never wore pants?

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  206. @Yossarian
    OT: This weekend at Harvard

    Naked male undergrad high on narcotics in the middle of a very busy road, throwing his clothes at the passing females. What a perfect story to extend the Haven Monahan campus rape epidemic narrative right? Except for the unfortunate fact that the out-of-control student was black. So instead it's a clear case of police brutality in that racist hellhole of Cambridge, MA!

    http://www.wcvb.com/article/police-naked-harvard-student-arrested-for-indecent-exposure-assault/19819268

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/15/undergrad-arrested/

    Yos, I don’t know if it made the national news but the Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Isiah “Zay” Jones was arrested for trashing an apartment complex while buck naked. All there to see on the security video.

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  207. @ic1000
    > Medical mistakes that can lead to death range from surgical complications that go unrecognized to mix-ups with the doses or types of medications patients receive.

    Only A or A+ students get into medical school.

    Excepting quota cases. Thanks to affirmative action and the preferences of med school administrators, black doctors' undergraduate GPAs range down to B- or lower.

    Black doctors' patients are disproportionately NAM.

    Are there credible studies that break out medical error rates by physician race or undergrad GPA? I looked but did not find one.

    ic1000, do you know what they call the person who finishes last in their medical school class? Doctor.

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  208. @TWS
    You don't want to look at Indian infant mortality. Seriously, it is shocking. Whether it's the bad conditions on the res or poor BIA health care who can say.

    TWS, Indians, woo woo not Asian, marry into a closed society, so small gene pool. There is a number of reservations around here in WNY, but all medical is off res at the same hospitals I use.

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  209. @Nurse
    Vitamin D deficiency has absolutely nothing to do with pregnancy, childbirth, infant and childhood deaths.

    The races most affected by vitamin D deficiencies are Whites descended from N Europeans and Asians

    100 years ago black children were sometimes affected by rickets, a vitamin D deficiency bone disease. But that disease was long ago eradicated by baby formula, milk and other food products enriched with vitamin D.

    In the UK rickets was eradicated UNTIL black and Asian people arrived.

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rickets-and-osteomalacia/

    “Rickets was common in the past, but it mostly disappeared in the western world during the early 20th century after foods like margarine and cereal were fortified with vitamin D.

    However, in recent years, there’s been an increase in cases of rickets in the UK. The number of rickets cases is still relatively small – less than 700 cases were diagnosed in hospitals in England in 2013-14 – but studies have shown a significant number of people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.

    Any child whose diet doesn’t contain enough vitamin D or calcium can develop rickets, but the condition is more common in children with dark skin, as this means they need more sunlight to get enough vitamin D”

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/#supplement

    “The Department of Health recommends that you take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year if you:

    aren’t often outdoors – for example, if you’re frail or housebound

    are in an institution like a care home

    usually wear clothes that cover up most of your skin when outdoors
    (now who might that apply to, I wonder?)
    People with dark skin from African, African-Caribbean and south Asian backgrounds may also not get enough vitamin D from sunlight. They should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year.”

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    That’s the UK, not the USA. And yes, tickets was eradicated in the US long ago with Vitamin D added to baby formula milk and other foods decades ago.

    There are other diseases caused by vitamin D deficiencies. A common one among older N Europeans and N Asians is osteoporosis.

    The article is about childbirth problems amongst American black women, not about tickets in new immigrants to the UK.

    As a nurse I can tell you that vitamin D deficiency has nothing to do with problems in pregnancy, childbirth or infant diseases.

    Do you even know what rickets is? Or are you just putting bits of information together?
    , @Nurse
    You do know the difference between pregnancy and childbirth and ricketts don’t you?
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  210. @Anon
    Must be embarrassing, being an affirmative action black woman oby gyn and seeing how black disfunction leads to so many health problems.

    It’s like being a black affirmative action public defender and dealing with the retarded black thugs all day.

    I would imagine those observations likely lead to even more resentment of whitey, as opposed to any sort of arrival at reality.

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  211. @Ed
    I watched an old documentary on blacks in DC from the early 60s. One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.


    https://youtu.be/IHHWxTnT49c

    Ed, didn’t click on the video but “The Negro in Washington” is about Obama’s presidency?

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  212. So the NYT publishes a pseudo scientific article replete with every stereotypical cliché about black women, unmarried with multiple children by multiple non spousal partners, underemployed, under educated, abused by choice, unaware of available solutions to her problems, lack of responsibility and when you comment or notice, you’re a racist. Laughable.

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  213. @Pat Boyle
    The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people.

    There have been cases of hunter gatherers taking slaves but not many. Chattel slavery is largely a result of the Neolithic Revolution invention of agriculture. So slavery came in about 8,000 BC in the fertile crescent. Those people were Caucasians. Black Africa got agriculture considerably later.

    By the 17th century there wasn't much slavery anywhere because traditional slave populations like the Germans and the Slavs had thrown off their masters. They had achieved military competence.

    Africans were too weak and primitive to resist the slave raiders, so after the 15th Century they became exploited as slaves the way Europeans, Asians and the Middle East peoples had been for thousands of year earlier.

    “The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people.”

    Not really. The Muslim slave trade had been in existence, with big slave markets at Marrakesh and Cairo, for centuries before Westerners sailed the African coast. And when Westerners found West Africa they found that Africans themselves were big on slavery.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahomey

    ” The Kingdom of Dahomey was an important regional power that had an organized domestic economy built on conquest and slave labor”

    I can’t understand why this girl isn’t a feminist icon.

    “Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh (meaning, “God Speaks true”) was a leader of the Dahomey Amazons. In 1851, she led an all-female army consisting of 6,000 warriors against the Egba fortress of Abeokuta, to obtain slaves from the Egba people for the Dahomey slave trade”

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    Mohammed is relatively recent. English Irish and others were in bondage long before Mohammad. Get your dates right.
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  214. @Rouetheday
    Given his , ummmm, creative output, it's a shame those 'benign polyps' weren't wrapped around his typing fingers.

    Actually, his books about Hollywood are very illuminating, if you can look past his boilerplate leftism. They give you a glimpse into the dysfunction and depravity so prevalent in the “dream factory.”

    These are excerpts from Eszterhas’ wife’s diary:

    April 4, 1990

    It seems Lotto has reached somewhere near $70 million. [Producer Bob] Evans, who is desperate for cash, has decided Lotto might save him. He bought hundreds of tickets hoping that some miracle would bail him out of the debt that keeps growing.

    When we entered the screening room last night, there on the large round table were hundreds and hundreds of Lotto tickets. Daphne and several other visiting bimbos were gathered around the table reading off the numbers. (Daphne is Evans’s latest fixture at the house. She told me they met in St. Tropez on the beach when he admired her tattoo.) Even Darryl the tennis pro, dressed in his whites with his racket leaning against his chair, had come in off the court to lend a hand. It sounded like one of those telemarketing calls with the hum of voices droning in the room.

    “Can you f***ing believe this?!” Evans was shouting and pacing around the screening room. “Not one f***ing winning number in the bunch! I’m the unluckiest Jew that ever lived!” He was nearly spitting, waving his glasses around and screaming at the bimbos not to mix up the ones that had been rechecked with the ones that had been re-rechecked.

    On a somewhat creepier note:

    May 4, 1989

    Over the weekend we went up to Bob’s. I haven’t been there for a while. There’s a new girl at the house named Bridget. She is beautiful but looks about fifteen years old.

    When we arrived, she answered the door sweetly. She was wearing a tiny black maid’s outfit with a little ruffled white slip and white panties peeking out from underneath. It had a tiny white apron and she wore a white cap.

    I said, “Oh, you should wear that at Halloween.”

    She looked at me sort of blankly.

    As we headed to the screening room, Bill whispered to me, “She wears that every day–Bob likes her in it!”

    And:

    February 24, 1992

    Evans was screaming at everyone in the office on Friday because he was trying to dictate a congratulatory letter to Jack Nicholson, who recently had another child. The letter made reference to the penis size of the baby.

    A sheriff’s deputy was at Bob’s house inquiring about an unpaid florist bill. Bob thinks it was really the IRS taking a peek around at the furniture.

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    For some reasons, Evans hasn't been MeTood yet.
    , @Rouetheday
    Yeah, I knew i was being a bit unfair when I wrote that. I recall a movie that Joe wrote (and possibly directed) that starred Kevin Bacon as a charismatic radio DJ who had taken a young protege under his wing. The film was semi-autobiographical as the protege was meant to be the young Joe Eszterhas. As I recall, the film received stellar reviews, but less than stellar box office receipts.
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  215. @Stan Adams
    Actually, his books about Hollywood are very illuminating, if you can look past his boilerplate leftism. They give you a glimpse into the dysfunction and depravity so prevalent in the "dream factory."

    These are excerpts from Eszterhas' wife's diary:

    April 4, 1990

    It seems Lotto has reached somewhere near $70 million. [Producer Bob] Evans, who is desperate for cash, has decided Lotto might save him. He bought hundreds of tickets hoping that some miracle would bail him out of the debt that keeps growing.

    When we entered the screening room last night, there on the large round table were hundreds and hundreds of Lotto tickets. Daphne and several other visiting bimbos were gathered around the table reading off the numbers. (Daphne is Evans's latest fixture at the house. She told me they met in St. Tropez on the beach when he admired her tattoo.) Even Darryl the tennis pro, dressed in his whites with his racket leaning against his chair, had come in off the court to lend a hand. It sounded like one of those telemarketing calls with the hum of voices droning in the room.

    "Can you f***ing believe this?!" Evans was shouting and pacing around the screening room. "Not one f***ing winning number in the bunch! I'm the unluckiest Jew that ever lived!" He was nearly spitting, waving his glasses around and screaming at the bimbos not to mix up the ones that had been rechecked with the ones that had been re-rechecked.
     
    On a somewhat creepier note:

    May 4, 1989

    Over the weekend we went up to Bob's. I haven't been there for a while. There's a new girl at the house named Bridget. She is beautiful but looks about fifteen years old.

    When we arrived, she answered the door sweetly. She was wearing a tiny black maid's outfit with a little ruffled white slip and white panties peeking out from underneath. It had a tiny white apron and she wore a white cap.

    I said, "Oh, you should wear that at Halloween."

    She looked at me sort of blankly.

    As we headed to the screening room, Bill whispered to me, "She wears that every day--Bob likes her in it!"
     
    And:

    February 24, 1992

    Evans was screaming at everyone in the office on Friday because he was trying to dictate a congratulatory letter to Jack Nicholson, who recently had another child. The letter made reference to the penis size of the baby.

    A sheriff's deputy was at Bob's house inquiring about an unpaid florist bill. Bob thinks it was really the IRS taking a peek around at the furniture.
     

    For some reasons, Evans hasn’t been MeTood yet.

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    Yes, that is an interesting question. In addition to being a well-known debaucher, Evans is also a convicted cokehead. (He's 87 now, going on 88.)

    In his autobiography, he claimed that Sharon Stone used to spread rumors about him:
    http://ew.com/article/1994/08/19/robert-evans-drops-names/

    Evans says that the femme fatale of Sliver told others this damning story: that a friend of hers had been held prisoner at his house for more than three years and forced to wear a dog collar. In The Kid, Evans offers Stone $250,000 to produce any proof that the incident took place. ”If you can’t, down on your knees you go — only to apologize, I wouldn’t want anything more!” Stone’s publicist did not respond.
     
    A few more excerpts about Evans from Joe Eszterhas' book Hollywood Animal. Again, these are from his wife Naomi*'s diary.

    February 25, 1992

    Every few months at Evans's house there appears a new "honeybee," a term I use to describe a very young, pretty girl flitting around. Evans will soon start to talk about how "important" she is to him and how he couldn't have imagined life before she came along, and she then becomes the "Queen Bee." Sometimes Helmut Newton even takes nude pictures of her.

    She then is the "lady of the house" and attends all functions with Bob, helps with dinner parties, decorates the tree (depending on the time of year) and becomes a permanent fixture. Before long, a new honeybee appears.

    The Queen Bee accepts cohabilitation with this new beauty, a little wary but still thinking her position is sound.

    Suddenly the Queen Bee is gone, the new honeybee assumes her role, and the cycle starts again. It never fails. Anytime I go up I can usually spot the new one.

    One time Margaux Hemingway became the Queen Bee (she never entered as a honeybee, she just swooped in as Queen). Bob even redecorated the guest bedroom for her. But then, alas, a honeybee buzzed in one day (I think her name was Brandy).

    Bob was frantic. He said to Bill, "I just don't know how to get rid of Margaux..." Then he had a brainstorm. He sent her to New York to have all her teeth done. He was very pleased with this bit of ingenuity.

    She left for New York happy and starry-eyed, her cozy guest room awaiting her return. I never saw Margaux again.

    March 12, 1992

    He is meeting every day with Charles Michener, the ghostwriter of his autobiography. Michener is a Princeton grad and a historian and Bob hadn't read a word he'd written before he hired him. He hired him because he was told that Michener was "a hot ghostwriter."

    When Bob read what Michener had written, he called Bill in and said, "What is it with this guy? He writes like some stuffy Harvard graduate."

    Bill said, "Princeton, Bob."

    Bob said, "Well, I told him that when I was sixteen, I used to hang out in bars in Harlem because the waitresses there could pick tips off the table with their c***s. He changed it! He uses the word 'vagina' all the time. I've never used that word in my life. Now I've got to go back and change all of Michener's vaginas to my c***s."

    June 6, 1992

    When Bill arrived in the morning to pick him up for work, Bob was meeting some "potential investors." Apparently they are also very religious.

    They suggested that perhaps it would be good to pray for guidance. So there is Evans (in his slippers) kneeling with his head bowed in the living room with these holy rollers.

    As they pray, two bimbos come out of Bob's bedroom and go tiptoeing past behind them. One is wearing only a pajama top, the other only the bottoms.

    They hold their fingers to their lips and stifle giggles as they pass by Bill. They get a glass of juice from the kitchen and go tiptoeing back, as God is invoked by the investors.
     
    *Keep in mind that Naomi is his *second* wife. When they met on the set of Sliver, she was still married to her first husband (Hollywood producer Bill MacDonald) and he was still married to his first wife Gerri. (At the time, Gerri considered Naomi a good friend.)

    The sequence of events: Sliver star Sharon Stone, who had been sleeping with Evans, dumped him for MacDonald. Naomi turned to the Eszterhases for support. In short order, Joe Eszterhas dumped Gerri for Naomi. In divorce court, Gerri took Joe for everything he owned. Naomi then married Joe, who went on to write such flicks as Showgirls and Jade.

    For the main character in Showgirls, produced by Bob Evans' brother Charlie, Joe came up with the name Nomi Malone. Nomi was played (badly but memorably) by Elizabeth Berkley, then best known for her stint on Saved by the Bell. (Upon meeting her, Eszterhas described Berkley as a "blow-up f*** doll.") She was hired after Charlie auditioned her in his New York hotel room.

    Jade, directed by William Friedkin, was one of two movies that David Caruso made in the wake of his heavily-publicized departure from NYPD Blue. After both movies flopped horrendously, the much-hyped Caruso's career crashed and burned. It remained all but dead until CSI: Miami premiered several years later.

    George Clooney later cited Caruso's misfortunes as his main reason for staying on ER for several years even after he achieved breakout stardom.

    (Incidentally, Eszterhas claims that Friedkin completely rewrote his script.)
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  216. @Beavertales
    Re: The Legacy of Slavery
    Canada has little to no history of black slavery, but substitutes have been invented to focus white guilt and effect wealth transfers.
    Canada has many aboriginals. To lift them out of the stone age, a generation or two were sent to boarding school in the mid 20th century.
    It is now a P.C. article of faith that the 'Legacy of the Residential Schools' is the reason for current rates of alcoholism, incarceration, family dysfunction, child abuse, underachievment and poor diet .
    The Residential Schools were closed around the 1970's, but the phantom legacy will be peddled forever to leverage reparations. Sound familiar?

    And what is amazing is that it was the progressives of the age who insisted on the civilizing mission, on separating parents from children and sending them to schools. Not just Canada, but Australia also has a concept of “stolen generations”. Let’s not forget eugenics. Even the proselytizing fervor of Europeans in their expanding empires may be put down to a progressivist strain. Years later, it is converted by the new progressives into the sin of the legacy majority. I wonder which of today’s articles of faith will become our collective sins in the future and fuel for more progressive tut-tutting. My money is on indulging transgender fantasies, especially when it comes to mutilating children.

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    @Ed
    I watched an old documentary on blacks in DC from the early 60s. One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.


    https://youtu.be/IHHWxTnT49c

    One stat mentioned was that black teens in DC at the time had a VD rate that was 13x the national average. Doubt much has changed in nearly 60 years.

    Roughly ten years ago I came across the CDC web page with stats on STDs. One striking fact that I remember is that the incidence of gonorrhea in Minnesota was 23 times higher in blacks than in whites. Nationally, the figure is currently about 10:1 and has been slowly declining over the past decade: https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats16/figures/s.htm

    The white racists stubbornly continue to cause STDs in blacks and suppress STDs in Asians. How wicked!

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  218. @Pat Boyle
    I have another theory. I never read the New York Times. So how do I know that this is a real article? Like so many of the articles that Mr. Sailer cites - it is preposterous. I find it hard to believe that anyone could write such tripe.

    It must be a joke of some kind. No one is as stupid as this (fictional?) NYT author.

    I clicked the link and it appears to be a real article and it’s real long too…….I mean REALLY long winded.

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  219. @William Badwhite

    such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store.
     
    Turns out burning down the neighborhood has negative consequences.

    Off-topic, sort of: a number of summers ago I had a pilot job giving sight-seeing rides and towing advertising banners at the beach. NPR's All Things Considered was doing a profile of summer jobs at the beach and wanted to meet with us as well as some lifeguards, bartenders, etc.

    Pilots, even those with bottom of the ladder flying jobs, tend to be a conservative bunch. We decided to fight NPR's fire with fire and tell them as many lies as we could, and to make them increasingly absurd and see if the reporters would ever bat an eye.

    We started out by claiming that a French guy that worked with us was a "freedom fighter" from Quebec down in the states "training" and raising funds but to please not tell anyone. Our French buddy had never heard of NPR but went along with it, nodding and looking furtively about for "intelligence agents".

    We said that because of the "death-defying" nature of our jobs, we ate and drank for free at every bar and restaurant in town and if we went to a night club, the DJ's would stop the music and inform the others of the celebrities among them.

    We told them that from the air we frequently would see White sharks, Orcas, and even giant squid cavorting among the oblivious swimmers.

    We even told them that it was very important to frequently alternate which fuel tank was being used (fuel tanks are typically in the wings) because if one wing got even a few pounds heavier than the other, the airplane would spiral uncontrollably into the ocean.

    It was several weeks before the segment aired (and presumably with plenty of time to verify some of our whoppers) yet all but one of our absurdities was included: they covered for the Quebec freedom fighter, as we requested.

    “such as blacks living in a “food desert” because they have to walk more than two blocks to a grocery store”

    that’s total nonsense. There is no store of any kind withing walking distance from my house. do these people just make shit up for victim points?

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  220. @YetAnotherAnon
    In the UK rickets was eradicated UNTIL black and Asian people arrived.

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rickets-and-osteomalacia/


    "Rickets was common in the past, but it mostly disappeared in the western world during the early 20th century after foods like margarine and cereal were fortified with vitamin D.

    However, in recent years, there's been an increase in cases of rickets in the UK. The number of rickets cases is still relatively small – less than 700 cases were diagnosed in hospitals in England in 2013-14 – but studies have shown a significant number of people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.

    Any child whose diet doesn't contain enough vitamin D or calcium can develop rickets, but the condition is more common in children with dark skin, as this means they need more sunlight to get enough vitamin D"
     

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/#supplement

    "The Department of Health recommends that you take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year if you:

    aren't often outdoors – for example, if you're frail or housebound

    are in an institution like a care home

    usually wear clothes that cover up most of your skin when outdoors
    (now who might that apply to, I wonder?)
    People with dark skin from African, African-Caribbean and south Asian backgrounds may also not get enough vitamin D from sunlight. They should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year."
     

    That’s the UK, not the USA. And yes, tickets was eradicated in the US long ago with Vitamin D added to baby formula milk and other foods decades ago.

    There are other diseases caused by vitamin D deficiencies. A common one among older N Europeans and N Asians is osteoporosis.

    The article is about childbirth problems amongst American black women, not about tickets in new immigrants to the UK.

    As a nurse I can tell you that vitamin D deficiency has nothing to do with problems in pregnancy, childbirth or infant diseases.

    Do you even know what rickets is? Or are you just putting bits of information together?

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    Hmmm? https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk

    It is generally accepted that light skin is better at using sunlight to produce vitamin D. I don't see any reason why white people would be more likely to be deficient than black people - or any evidence that this is the case.
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  221. @Stan Adams
    Actually, his books about Hollywood are very illuminating, if you can look past his boilerplate leftism. They give you a glimpse into the dysfunction and depravity so prevalent in the "dream factory."

    These are excerpts from Eszterhas' wife's diary:

    April 4, 1990

    It seems Lotto has reached somewhere near $70 million. [Producer Bob] Evans, who is desperate for cash, has decided Lotto might save him. He bought hundreds of tickets hoping that some miracle would bail him out of the debt that keeps growing.

    When we entered the screening room last night, there on the large round table were hundreds and hundreds of Lotto tickets. Daphne and several other visiting bimbos were gathered around the table reading off the numbers. (Daphne is Evans's latest fixture at the house. She told me they met in St. Tropez on the beach when he admired her tattoo.) Even Darryl the tennis pro, dressed in his whites with his racket leaning against his chair, had come in off the court to lend a hand. It sounded like one of those telemarketing calls with the hum of voices droning in the room.

    "Can you f***ing believe this?!" Evans was shouting and pacing around the screening room. "Not one f***ing winning number in the bunch! I'm the unluckiest Jew that ever lived!" He was nearly spitting, waving his glasses around and screaming at the bimbos not to mix up the ones that had been rechecked with the ones that had been re-rechecked.
     
    On a somewhat creepier note:

    May 4, 1989

    Over the weekend we went up to Bob's. I haven't been there for a while. There's a new girl at the house named Bridget. She is beautiful but looks about fifteen years old.

    When we arrived, she answered the door sweetly. She was wearing a tiny black maid's outfit with a little ruffled white slip and white panties peeking out from underneath. It had a tiny white apron and she wore a white cap.

    I said, "Oh, you should wear that at Halloween."

    She looked at me sort of blankly.

    As we headed to the screening room, Bill whispered to me, "She wears that every day--Bob likes her in it!"
     
    And:

    February 24, 1992

    Evans was screaming at everyone in the office on Friday because he was trying to dictate a congratulatory letter to Jack Nicholson, who recently had another child. The letter made reference to the penis size of the baby.

    A sheriff's deputy was at Bob's house inquiring about an unpaid florist bill. Bob thinks it was really the IRS taking a peek around at the furniture.
     

    Yeah, I knew i was being a bit unfair when I wrote that. I recall a movie that Joe wrote (and possibly directed) that starred Kevin Bacon as a charismatic radio DJ who had taken a young protege under his wing. The film was semi-autobiographical as the protege was meant to be the young Joe Eszterhas. As I recall, the film received stellar reviews, but less than stellar box office receipts.

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    Telling Lies in America (1997). The young-Eszterhas character was played by the late Brad Renfro, who also starred in Bully (2001).
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  222. @Chebyshev
    Is there any relationship between a woman's estrogen/testosterone levels and her probability of having pregnancy complications? I have no idea, I'm just suggesting that.

    When I saw the headlines about Serena Williams problems with childbirth I wondered about that.

    1 She’s a bit old for a first baby to be easy.

    2 Childbirth happens because of a surge of a certain hormone when the time comes. If she’s been taking testosterone all these years that might have affected the birth process.

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  223. @YetAnotherAnon
    In the UK rickets was eradicated UNTIL black and Asian people arrived.

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rickets-and-osteomalacia/


    "Rickets was common in the past, but it mostly disappeared in the western world during the early 20th century after foods like margarine and cereal were fortified with vitamin D.

    However, in recent years, there's been an increase in cases of rickets in the UK. The number of rickets cases is still relatively small – less than 700 cases were diagnosed in hospitals in England in 2013-14 – but studies have shown a significant number of people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D in their blood.

    Any child whose diet doesn't contain enough vitamin D or calcium can develop rickets, but the condition is more common in children with dark skin, as this means they need more sunlight to get enough vitamin D"
     

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/#supplement

    "The Department of Health recommends that you take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year if you:

    aren't often outdoors – for example, if you're frail or housebound

    are in an institution like a care home

    usually wear clothes that cover up most of your skin when outdoors
    (now who might that apply to, I wonder?)
    People with dark skin from African, African-Caribbean and south Asian backgrounds may also not get enough vitamin D from sunlight. They should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year."
     

    You do know the difference between pregnancy and childbirth and ricketts don’t you?

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    "You do know the difference between pregnancy and childbirth and ricketts don’t you?"

    Not only that, I even know how to spell rickets.
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  224. @Sunbeam
    "Black population come out with similar theories of vague and invisible forces that are oppressing people, like ‘institutional racism’ and ‘white privilege’.”

    This brings to mind something I've wondered about for a long time, yet seems to have never occured to anyone else.

    The KKK after the Civil War wore those white sheets and the hoods, which now appears to just be its own thing - insofar as the KKK actually exists now.

    But from a wiki entry:

    "The traditional story related to the creation of the Klan uniform is that the whites of the time observed the religions and beliefs of the Negros, including Santeria and Voodoo. From these systems they surmised that the Negros were obsessed with spirits, and the dead. From this came the original "ghost" costume, designed to terrorize the "superstitious" blacks. Most of the evidence for this is oral, however, so it is difficult to ascertain how much of this is apocryphal."

    Wearing white sheets in a night attack is pretty dumb. Concealing your identity is pretty smart, but most robbers and n'er do wells don't wear anything like this.

    So my take is, that it [email protected]#$ING worked, ie instilled superstitious terror in the targets.

    It has no importance at this point in time, but I have literally never seen any discussion or the slightest hint that post Civil War blacks actually believed these were ghosts or "Haints."

    But if I were involved in this whole thing, no way I'd wear that outfit if it didn't work.

    Before Wikipedia, the print encyclopedias and standard histories of the KKK claimed that one of the post civil war founders had traveled in Spain.

    There he saw the Holy Week before Easter services and processions. Worshippers wore pointed White hats and White robes. The outfit was supposed to be a continuation of the outfits medieval pilgrims wore.

    That was the standard story 19th early 20th century. Maybe the story was changed to avoid associating Hispanics with the KKK?

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  225. @Steve Sailer
    For some reasons, Evans hasn't been MeTood yet.

    Yes, that is an interesting question. In addition to being a well-known debaucher, Evans is also a convicted cokehead. (He’s 87 now, going on 88.)

    In his autobiography, he claimed that Sharon Stone used to spread rumors about him:

    http://ew.com/article/1994/08/19/robert-evans-drops-names/

    Evans says that the femme fatale of Sliver told others this damning story: that a friend of hers had been held prisoner at his house for more than three years and forced to wear a dog collar. In The Kid, Evans offers Stone $250,000 to produce any proof that the incident took place. ”If you can’t, down on your knees you go — only to apologize, I wouldn’t want anything more!” Stone’s publicist did not respond.

    A few more excerpts about Evans from Joe Eszterhas’ book Hollywood Animal. Again, these are from his wife Naomi*’s diary.

    February 25, 1992

    Every few months at Evans’s house there appears a new “honeybee,” a term I use to describe a very young, pretty girl flitting around. Evans will soon start to talk about how “important” she is to him and how he couldn’t have imagined life before she came along, and she then becomes the “Queen Bee.” Sometimes Helmut Newton even takes nude pictures of her.

    She then is the “lady of the house” and attends all functions with Bob, helps with dinner parties, decorates the tree (depending on the time of year) and becomes a permanent fixture. Before long, a new honeybee appears.

    The Queen Bee accepts cohabilitation with this new beauty, a little wary but still thinking her position is sound.

    Suddenly the Queen Bee is gone, the new honeybee assumes her role, and the cycle starts again. It never fails. Anytime I go up I can usually spot the new one.

    One time Margaux Hemingway became the Queen Bee (she never entered as a honeybee, she just swooped in as Queen). Bob even redecorated the guest bedroom for her. But then, alas, a honeybee buzzed in one day (I think her name was Brandy).

    Bob was frantic. He said to Bill, “I just don’t know how to get rid of Margaux…” Then he had a brainstorm. He sent her to New York to have all her teeth done. He was very pleased with this bit of ingenuity.

    She left for New York happy and starry-eyed, her cozy guest room awaiting her return. I never saw Margaux again.

    March 12, 1992

    He is meeting every day with Charles Michener, the ghostwriter of his autobiography. Michener is a Princeton grad and a historian and Bob hadn’t read a word he’d written before he hired him. He hired him because he was told that Michener was “a hot ghostwriter.”

    When Bob read what Michener had written, he called Bill in and said, “What is it with this guy? He writes like some stuffy Harvard graduate.”

    Bill said, “Princeton, Bob.”

    Bob said, “Well, I told him that when I was sixteen, I used to hang out in bars in Harlem because the waitresses there could pick tips off the table with their c***s. He changed it! He uses the word ‘vagina’ all the time. I’ve never used that word in my life. Now I’ve got to go back and change all of Michener’s vaginas to my c***s.”

    June 6, 1992

    When Bill arrived in the morning to pick him up for work, Bob was meeting some “potential investors.” Apparently they are also very religious.

    They suggested that perhaps it would be good to pray for guidance. So there is Evans (in his slippers) kneeling with his head bowed in the living room with these holy rollers.

    As they pray, two bimbos come out of Bob’s bedroom and go tiptoeing past behind them. One is wearing only a pajama top, the other only the bottoms.

    They hold their fingers to their lips and stifle giggles as they pass by Bill. They get a glass of juice from the kitchen and go tiptoeing back, as God is invoked by the investors.

    *Keep in mind that Naomi is his *second* wife. When they met on the set of Sliver, she was still married to her first husband (Hollywood producer Bill MacDonald) and he was still married to his first wife Gerri. (At the time, Gerri considered Naomi a good friend.)

    The sequence of events: Sliver star Sharon Stone, who had been sleeping with Evans, dumped him for MacDonald. Naomi turned to the Eszterhases for support. In short order, Joe Eszterhas dumped Gerri for Naomi. In divorce court, Gerri took Joe for everything he owned. Naomi then married Joe, who went on to write such flicks as Showgirls and Jade.

    For the main character in Showgirls, produced by Bob Evans’ brother Charlie, Joe came up with the name Nomi Malone. Nomi was played (badly but memorably) by Elizabeth Berkley, then best known for her stint on Saved by the Bell. (Upon meeting her, Eszterhas described Berkley as a “blow-up f*** doll.”) She was hired after Charlie auditioned her in his New York hotel room.

    Jade, directed by William Friedkin, was one of two movies that David Caruso made in the wake of his heavily-publicized departure from NYPD Blue. After both movies flopped horrendously, the much-hyped Caruso’s career crashed and burned. It remained all but dead until CSI: Miami premiered several years later.

    George Clooney later cited Caruso’s misfortunes as his main reason for staying on ER for several years even after he achieved breakout stardom.

    (Incidentally, Eszterhas claims that Friedkin completely rewrote his script.)

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  226. @Travis
    good point.

    Mestizo hispanics actually have lower infant mortality than non-hispanic whites....When you exclude the black hispanics and Puerto Ricans it demonstrates that hispanics from mesoamerica have infant mortality of 4.9 verse 5.1 for white Americans.

    The Hispanic paradox, also known as the "epidemiologic paradox," refers to the epidemiological finding that Hispanic and Latino Americans tend to have health outcomes that "paradoxically" are comparable to, or better than, those of their U.S. non-Hispanic White counterparts, even though Hispanics have lower incomes and education.

    One hypothesis for the Hispanic Paradox proposes that living in the same neighborhood as people with similar ethnic backgrounds confers significant advantages to one’s health....In a study of elderly Mexican-Americans, those living in areas with a higher percentage of Mexican-Americans had lower seven-year mortality as well as a decreased prevalence of medical conditions, including stroke, cancer, and hip fracture. Despite these neighborhoods' relatively high rates of poverty due to lack of formal education, residents do not suffer from the same mortality and morbidity levels seen in similarly disadvantaged socioeconomic neighborhoods. Social network support structures are especially important to the health of the elderly population as they deal with declining physical function. Another reason for this phenomenon could be that those Hispanic-Americans that live among those of similar cultural and social backgrounds are shielded from some of the negative effects of assimilation to American culture.

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  227. @YetAnotherAnon
    "The irony is that blacks have experienced less slavery than almost any other people."

    Not really. The Muslim slave trade had been in existence, with big slave markets at Marrakesh and Cairo, for centuries before Westerners sailed the African coast. And when Westerners found West Africa they found that Africans themselves were big on slavery.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahomey

    " The Kingdom of Dahomey was an important regional power that had an organized domestic economy built on conquest and slave labor"

    I can't understand why this girl isn't a feminist icon.

    "Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh (meaning, "God Speaks true") was a leader of the Dahomey Amazons. In 1851, she led an all-female army consisting of 6,000 warriors against the Egba fortress of Abeokuta, to obtain slaves from the Egba people for the Dahomey slave trade"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh#/media/File:Dahomey_amazon1.jpg

    Mohammed is relatively recent. English Irish and others were in bondage long before Mohammad. Get your dates right.

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    "Mohammed is relatively recent. "

    What, 700 AD?

    There's little evidence of slavery in pre-Islamic Africa (Egypt excepted, slavery back to the Pharaohs), but then they didn't write history books so we just don't know much about anything from that time. Slavery seems to have been present to a greater or lesser extent in all farming societies, so what evidence is there to assume African absence?

    By the time people who did write history books turned up, the West Africans were definitely enslaving each other, and East Africans had been being enslaved by Muslims for centuries.

    http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/sa/rida/file/2011/10.Korporowicz.pdf


    "Slavery was a common social institution in antiquity. All ancient civilizations recognised a group of people whose rights were severely limited by law or custom. When the Romans arrived in Britain in 43 A.D. slavery was already known among the native (Celtic) inhabitants of the island. Celtic slavery differed from Roman slavery. It is hard to determine, however, to what extent slavery was a common institution in Celtic society. "
     
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  228. Rome was a presence in Western European history long before anyone knew of Africa. Rome had slaves from everywhere except Africa.

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    ... to be clear, sub-Saharan Africa. I mean, I think Scipio had heard of Africa.
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  229. @Pat Boyle
    Rome was a presence in Western European history long before anyone knew of Africa. Rome had slaves from everywhere except Africa.

    … to be clear, sub-Saharan Africa. I mean, I think Scipio had heard of Africa.

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    Obviously Scipio Africanus had heard of Africa. He went there in the Second Punic War to fight at Zama. You meant that Scipio didn't you or did you mean Scipio Aemilianus of the Third Punic War. We want to be clear don't we?

    Are all your comments like this?
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  230. @J.Ross
    ... to be clear, sub-Saharan Africa. I mean, I think Scipio had heard of Africa.

    Obviously Scipio Africanus had heard of Africa. He went there in the Second Punic War to fight at Zama. You meant that Scipio didn’t you or did you mean Scipio Aemilianus of the Third Punic War. We want to be clear don’t we?

    Are all your comments like this?

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  231. @Rouetheday
    Yeah, I knew i was being a bit unfair when I wrote that. I recall a movie that Joe wrote (and possibly directed) that starred Kevin Bacon as a charismatic radio DJ who had taken a young protege under his wing. The film was semi-autobiographical as the protege was meant to be the young Joe Eszterhas. As I recall, the film received stellar reviews, but less than stellar box office receipts.

    Telling Lies in America (1997). The young-Eszterhas character was played by the late Brad Renfro, who also starred in Bully (2001).

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  232. @Pat Boyle
    Mohammed is relatively recent. English Irish and others were in bondage long before Mohammad. Get your dates right.

    “Mohammed is relatively recent. “

    What, 700 AD?

    There’s little evidence of slavery in pre-Islamic Africa (Egypt excepted, slavery back to the Pharaohs), but then they didn’t write history books so we just don’t know much about anything from that time. Slavery seems to have been present to a greater or lesser extent in all farming societies, so what evidence is there to assume African absence?

    By the time people who did write history books turned up, the West Africans were definitely enslaving each other, and East Africans had been being enslaved by Muslims for centuries.

    http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/sa/rida/file/2011/10.Korporowicz.pdf

    “Slavery was a common social institution in antiquity. All ancient civilizations recognised a group of people whose rights were severely limited by law or custom. When the Romans arrived in Britain in 43 A.D. slavery was already known among the native (Celtic) inhabitants of the island. Celtic slavery differed from Roman slavery. It is hard to determine, however, to what extent slavery was a common institution in Celtic society. “

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  233. @Nurse
    That’s the UK, not the USA. And yes, tickets was eradicated in the US long ago with Vitamin D added to baby formula milk and other foods decades ago.

    There are other diseases caused by vitamin D deficiencies. A common one among older N Europeans and N Asians is osteoporosis.

    The article is about childbirth problems amongst American black women, not about tickets in new immigrants to the UK.

    As a nurse I can tell you that vitamin D deficiency has nothing to do with problems in pregnancy, childbirth or infant diseases.

    Do you even know what rickets is? Or are you just putting bits of information together?

    Hmmm? https://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk

    It is generally accepted that light skin is better at using sunlight to produce vitamin D. I don’t see any reason why white people would be more likely to be deficient than black people – or any evidence that this is the case.

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  234. @Nurse
    You do know the difference between pregnancy and childbirth and ricketts don’t you?

    “You do know the difference between pregnancy and childbirth and ricketts don’t you?”

    Not only that, I even know how to spell rickets.

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  235. @The Big Red Scary
    Infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are scandalously high for a developed country. From talking to people who follow the statistics (mostly obstetric nurses), the bad outcomes seem to be correlated not so much with race as with poverty. While black people are more likely to be poor than white people, last time I checked there were still more poor white people than poor people black people in the US. And I presume that even if black women are more likely to be battered than white women, there are still more battered white women. So if people really care about American babies and mothers and want to improve their lives, then they should start by looking at the real causes of problems. But even then, solutions to the problems might be hard to come by.

    “the real causes of problems.”

    It appears that the cause of the problems is pre natal trauma. This trauma could be due to stress brought on by emotional reactions to the enviornment, the vital experiences of black bodies in America. But is most likely due to medically defined trauma which is often administered to pre natal black bodies, in America. Again, the vital experiences of black bodies. You just don’t understand.

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  236. @Buffalo Joe
    According to the article, two full term pregnancies also one still born and one on the way, all by age 23. Two male sexual partners mentioned, maybe more. A boy friend (surprised they didn't refer to him as her fiance') who uses her as a MMA sparring partner and somehow, Joe in Buffalo is partially responsible for her health problems. Is she obese ? Does she smoke, drink alcohol and abuse drugs while pregnant ? Headaches and sensitivity to light? Try not letting your BF use your head as a speed bag. The optimum word missing in all these stories is responsibility.

    Say it ain’t so, Joe.

    Po thang.
    Knocked up … knocked down ….now
    he don’t call….he don’t write

    Not her bad. Damn white peepoe do dat. Hey, dat probly what happen to R Kelly too.

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  237. AJ says:

    I’m astounded by the author’s implication that microaggressions (arguably a post Civil Rights Movement era phenomenon at most) are doing more harm to black babies than slavery did since they state that infant mortality rates were lower then. So we’re to believe that remarks like “If you work hard you can succeed” cause more stress than being a slave did? What did they need whips for then?

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  238. @The Big Red Scary
    Infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are scandalously high for a developed country. From talking to people who follow the statistics (mostly obstetric nurses), the bad outcomes seem to be correlated not so much with race as with poverty. While black people are more likely to be poor than white people, last time I checked there were still more poor white people than poor people black people in the US. And I presume that even if black women are more likely to be battered than white women, there are still more battered white women. So if people really care about American babies and mothers and want to improve their lives, then they should start by looking at the real causes of problems. But even then, solutions to the problems might be hard to come by.

    Whenever I read something like this I’m reminded of a comment my girlfriend made one day after work. It seems like she had a 26-year old patient who was 5 months pregnant, had five kids spread out among a host of foster families, was HIV positive and addicted to heroin.

    “Her reproductive license needs to be revoked!” said the girlfriend.

    But it’s the big, bad US medical community responsible for her poor outcomes.

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  239. I am so powerful. If I’d known how much power I have when I was twenty, I’d be a billionaire. I can kill black women and their babies just by thinking about it. Heck, I don’t even have to think about it. They just die. Because of me. Somebody register me. I’m a deadly weapon.

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  240. @Anthony Wayne
    What has caused the 2010s to be come the decade of post-structuralism/constructivism? Were Foucault et al always lurking behind the Narrative?

    It seems to me that Bush’s opposition (that’s as far back as I can remember) was not so mired in mysticism. I wonder what proportion of woke types actually know the intellectual descent of these ideas.

    Foucault and social constructionism were huge in academia in the 1990s. It’s taken awhile for it to percolate down to the corporate media.

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  241. @Intelligent Dasein
    American culture is pretty toxic to everybody, and I'm not talking about the food.

    The only people who really do well here are the extreme extroverts and con artists. People with other notions about life can only limp along in silent agony. That's because America is not really a nation. There is no sense of definite place here; it's more of an "arena" where the laws are set up to maximize the pleasure-seeking and fortune-seeking capacities of the adult population. Because of this, the permanent things---family, children, nation, God---are considered expendable, annoyances to be brushed aside if they cannot be sublimated into the arena ideal.

    Not surprisingly, America's freed Black slaves have fared poorly under these conditions. Accustomed to a life of servitude and suited to little else, there was no place for them in the ruthlessly acquisitive American social scene, just as there was no real place for Native Americans or rural and working-class Whites. The few Blacks who have managed to adjust to this have done so by becoming athletes and entertainers, or by becoming the most violent and thuggish criminals imaginable. Given their differing capacities, this was their only chance at grabbing their piece of American "success."

    And this is why America refuses to use the force of law to stomp down hard on Black criminality. It is well within our abilities to do so, but it would involve too much contradiction of our own nature. Fundamentally, Americans like their thugs, both the White and the Black ones, the rich and the poor ones. They like their robber barons and their Ray Lewises, their Hugh Hefners and their Benny Hinns. Tony Soprano is the alter ego of every Baby Boomer American male. The whole complex of SJWism is just one, vast, pseudo-religious edifice designed to ameliorate the psychological tensions arising from embracing this arena culture and seeing how it destroys the lives of countless individuals.

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