October 15th, 2010

Writer's Block: Blog Action Day!

Will you write about the vital importance of clean water to support Blog Action Day? Do you think journaling can help raise awareness and promote a healthier planet?


Yes I think using a machine mostly made of plastic that runs on electricity and sends information through fiber optic cables made primarily of petrochemical based products is a great way to support the environment.

Weirdness

Roughly 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their life.

That's eight times higher than the rate for white Americans.

Anyone have any thoughts why this might be?

I would guess that the high rate of incarceration among blacks plus prison sex has something to do with it, but that can't be the whole picture.

Are blacks more likely to use IV drugs? It it because due to shitty sociological reasons black sex workers tend to skew to the lower end of the spectrum and therefore end up with more high risk encounters than their generally higher paid white counterparts?

Are blacks much, much more into anal sex than white people?

Does the white lower class simply kill itself with meth before there is any chance of getting diagnosed with HIV while the black lower class does drugs that kill you less quickly and therefore give you a longer time span in which to be diagnosed?

Anyone have any guesses on this at all?