In these sordid days of liberal woe, it is always the first option to blame absolutely everything on racism which has become a convenient crutch for the left in the post-Obama era.
Now it’s time to break out those notebooks and add yet more line to the already gigantic list of things that are racist – the huge uptick in sexually transmitted diseases in Los Angeles.
Never mind that this massive city is filled with homeless people, illegal aliens, drug addicts, drunkards and more freaks than you can shake a Disneyland magic fairy wand at, the rise in cases of syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea (and probably crabs, AIDS, herpes and other maladies) must be the result of systemic RACISM in Trump’s America.
LA officials blame systemic racism for rising STD rates.
“The one thing I never do, and I hope others don’t as well, is blame these young people for not taking care of themselves"https://t.co/NJWcB0ilqJ
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 7, 2018
Via The Washington Times “Los Angeles officials blame systemic racism for rising STD rates”:
Officials in the “city of angels” say systemic racism may have turned it into the city of sexually transmitted diseases.
Frustrated officials who spoke to the Los Angeles Times this week for a piece on an emerging health crisis say they are at a loss for ways to combat rising rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and other STDs in the county. Members of the WeCanStopSTDsLA coalition, the county’s Center for Health Equity, the Department of Public Health, along with other experts concurred that they have been unsuccessful at curbing high-risk behavior.
“The numbers are only going up. What’s going on is unacceptable,” Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, L.A. County’s interim health officer, told the newspaper on Monday.
“If you keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, then that’s insanity,” added Dr. Michael Hochman, a senior health deputy.
The Los Angeles Times describes some of what the city is doing in terms of trying to promote education:
The teenagers tucked their hands into their sweatshirt pockets as they shuffled to form a circle. Some gazed at the asphalt, trying to avoid the game they had been drafted to play.
“It’s like hot potato/musical chairs, but with a penis,” said the girl leading the group.
The kids gathered on a spring morning in South Los Angeles were about to get a hands-on lesson in sex education.
Many health experts say that public health problems are best tackled outside the doctor’s office — that fixing the culture that perpetuates them is more effective than changing a single patient’s behavior. For sexual health, that means combating the stigma around sex.
The teenagers, the girl explained, would pass a plastic, life-size penis around the circle. Whoever was holding it when the music stopped would have to unroll a condom onto it, completing each of the eight steps they had been taught a few minutes earlier.
The music started, and the teens looked up.
The recent all-day event, called Spring Into Love, was intended to get high schoolers more comfortable talking about sex. The hope is that an open dialogue will make them more likely to seek out condoms and STD testing, and eventually reduce the spread of disease.
BRILLIANT! That will teach them!
More from the Times:
Is systemic racism to blame?
Los Angeles County launched a Center for Health Equity in October to address the idea that “health predominantly happens outside the health care setting,” said its director, Heather Jue Northover, at a recent meeting. “It happens where we live, work, play and pray.”
The center will target five health disparities, including high rates of STDs among certain minority groups.
Nationwide, STD rates have been climbing for the past five years. More people were diagnosed with syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea in 2016 than ever before.
Some blame underfunding of STD prevention programs, as well as falling condom usage. There’s also speculation that people are having sex with more partners because of hookup apps.
But the picture is more complicated when it comes to the high STD rates among minorities. Gay and bisexual men make up the vast majority of new syphilis cases. In L.A. County, syphilis rates among African American women are six times higher than white women and three times higher than Latina women.
Northover said that officials need to evaluate what’s called structural or systemic racism, the way housing or education policies may negatively impact people and their health.
Once again, we see how the taxpayers are being bent over and anally screwed by California officials without the benefit of lube.
Perhaps if the state spent less time indoctrinating kids into homosexuality and sexual deviance in schools, pissed away less money on endless frivolous lawsuits against the Trump administration and started cleaning the homeless and illegals off of the streets then they wouldn’t be disease-ridden shithole that compares to many third world countries.
But even suggesting such things would be racist.