Skip to comments.Diversity may be fatal, says new government health study
Posted on 10/27/2012 12:03:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Diversity may be killing older African-Americans and Hispanics, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the America Journal of Public Health, which shows that people suffer less cancer and heart disease when they live among their racial or ethnic peers.
Living in an ethnically dense neighborhood is beneficial when it comes to heart disease and cancer, said Kimberly Alvarez, a co-author of the new study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Alvarezs phrase, ethnically dense, describes a community in which at least 50 percent of people are from the same ethnic group.
Many progressive groups advocate the use of government to increase diversity in housing, education, health care and other sectors.
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This medical point, in this thread, is a natural consequence of the social dynamics involved, as are higher crime rates, and less ability to resist Socialist indoctrination.
What is the point of such nonsensical correlation / causation confusion “studies? To form ‘Diversity Reduction Committees’ which will line up the “diversity causers” and shoot them?
I call BS on this. Which neighborhood you live in or whether they are your “peeps” has nothing to do with whether you’ll get cancer. Nothing. What an incredibly stupid study.
Which is, of course, an interesting implication, and one that probably ought to be the subect of a doctoral dissertation ~ but I doubt you could get a review committee together anywhere so the study could be done.
When I lived in Singapore, apartments were “rationed” due to the real estate shortage in the tiny nation, and applicants would be awarded housing in such a pattern as to prevent single-ethnicity domination in the overall aggregation. The last time I checked, Singaporeans with all their diversity were doing phenomenally better than practically any other nation on the planet: health-wise, and in other areas determining quality of life. What gives?
Or you can end up like North Korea.
. What gives?
Ain't that the truth!
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One might have expected the opposite. The 99% black areas tend to be impoverished compared to the mixed areas. Think Anacostia vs. Prince Georges County, MD, for instance.
So maybe a strong social network is more important for maintaining health than a higher income? That is interesting.
LOL, Singapore is not North Korea. Even Israel compares well with Singapore in terms of ethnic diversity and overall quality of life. Again, what gives?
Oh, and do ponder over who is free and who is not, when you consider Singapore’s tax filing comprises of filling up a half-page form whereas you would be consulting tax calculation software (LOL!) to do the equivalent, in the US. Then head for a stroll, but watch out for muggers, pushers and gang-bangers.
I’ve seen it all, where the people are truly free and where they are under an illusion of it. I’m in Texas and California for 5 months, every year.
Then there were the others who fled ahead of the warlords, then ahead of the Russian Commies, then ahead of the Chinese Commies ~ in the end most of the brightest people in China left.
Previous poverty in Singapore was not a result of lack of interest on the part of the people but more a problem related to the majority of them being refugees ~ then there was the devastation generated by the Japanese who occupied the place.
We didn't lose out on this. Singapore's hereditary criminal class and all the landlords moved to New York ~ except for those who moved to Taiwan.
Other parts of the world found themselves playing host to the former leadership elite and economic movers and shakers from all over China.
The point still holds that an ethnically diverse Singapore seems to be doing well health-wise, starkly contradicting the conclusion of this “study”.
The article does not appear to deal with people at the nation-state level, but rather at the neighborhood level.
A large proportion of Singapore comprises of mixed ethnicities, even if they list themselves as Chinese.
That said, you won’t find a neighbourhood in Singapore dominated by a single community. Diversity is enforced there, because the government won’t allow a single ethnicity to dominate a region. In apartment complexes, you cannot typically have neighbours who share your ethnicity.
It is interesting. It could be that a neighborhood with a higher concentation of a single ethnicity includes more married couples with their children and/or more multigenerational families. This would translate into better supervision of children, more meals cooked and eaten at home, more caring people to notice if a person shows symptoms of illness, resulting in overall better health outcomes.
Sooooo. Elderly blacks will experience a greater sense of well-being in the ghetto where "similar neighbors are likely to share values like respect for elders and have close-knit family structures"?
OK. Happy to hear "diversity" being questioned, but I'm not too sure about this particular justification.
If the NIH ever gets anything like this right, I’d sure like to know about it . . .
Ah, but you have to understand the reasoning for it. It means now it's okay for hispanics and blacks to segregate themselves for their health. Whites will still be expected to "diversify".
Diversity was redefined when libs found out Americans hated racial quotas. The word quota was thrown out and diversity substituted. It’s all a flim-flam by the race industry.
From the article, regarding blacks, “were 46% less likely to report doctor-diagnosed heart disease and 77% less likely to report cancer than those who lived in an ethnic density of less than 25%...”
Well, as a black person with a PhD and knowing something about studies, blacks, black neighborhoods, and the medical care rec’d by blacks, both with and without money, I’m going to say that blacks in black neighborhoods didn’t have a lot of doctor-diagnosed diseases because they weren’t seeing doctors.
This can be for a variety of reasons - even with medicare (since the sample used people over 65), there are costs related to medical care and some people choose to do without medical care if it will cost them. Some people don’t like to go to doctors. I know from my own and others’ research that blacks will often lie to researchers, especially if the researcher isn’t black.
My own view - if I lived in the ‘Gold Coast’ of DC or another high income black area, that might be one thing, but on the whole, I’d rather live in a diversified, shoot, I’d rather live in a mostly white, professional class neighborhood with its attendant benefits and services.