Every time I hear the word disproportionate in conjunction with African Americans I cringe. The reason is, is the information that follows is never good. Here are a some examples of what I am talking about: There are a disproportionate amount of African American males incarcerated, there are a disproportionate amount of African Americans with high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, who are unemployed and live in the filthiest neighborhoods in America. I am sure you get my drift. This list is not conclusive. We have a lot on our plates. The list just got bigger. Did you know that we have the largest rates of people who are newly infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? The following information comes from the Center of Disease Control. . . . .
The rate of new infections among Black NHs is approximately 6.0 times higher than White NHs in Spokane County and 6.4 times higher in Washington State. Full story . . . .