Friday, November 18, 2005

Good News, But Still a Bad Reality

Today, The Associated Press at reports " The rate of newly reported HIV cases among blacks has been dropping by about 5 percent a year since 2001, the government said Thursday. But blacks are still eight times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with the AIDS virus."

First, we should stop and be thankful for this reality. Yes, the racial disparity is still prevalent, but a consistent drop since 2001 is good news for a marginalized group who has enough stigma to face on a daily basis.

Second, we should take action, ask questions, join a campaign, press the issue for universal health insurance for American citizens. These steps will increase this good news ten-fold.

I hope news like this converts into action for readers

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