Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society" (GS)ravaged & devastated black Americans like no other 'help' could; hollowed them out & today, we see effects on life expectancy in blacks; Graph below is profound
by Paul Alexander
1965 onwards, blacks who were outpacing whites in all socioeconomic indicators (100 years post slavery ending), GS drove all graph lines to plunge downward; Tuskegee remains alive and well!
Tuskegee remains alive and well in the US, it never ended and the US public health agencies and leaders at CDC and NIH and FDA don’t give a rats ass about colored minority people in US. The US healthcare system is the great killer, it delivers death like no other, especially to lower income populations!
By the government interfering with blacks in 1965 (Great Society), they devastated them. Erased all the gains blacks made post slavery (100 years of gains). The best step the US government could have made was to leave blacks to hell alone and with no hand outs, just no impediments. Give me no help up but just do not stand in my way!
Great Society devastated the black nuclear family, went from 1 in 4 headed by a single parent to 80% now headed by a single parent, often the gracious grand mother who stands her grounds to try and save the children. Great Society relegated the role of the black man, the father. Took him out of the home. Incentivized broken families.
But no, they the democrats and US government, had to interfere and they devastated blacks. Blacks do best and did best when the government was not helping them with welfare and abortion and section 8 etc. Great society devastated blacks socially, economically and in all manners possible. Democrat’s Great Society policies and programs stalled all racial progress and was catastrophic on blacks and today in 2022, they are still devastated! The only way out is to get off of the democrat plantation and that does not mean turn to republicans.
No, you turn to yourself and you begin treating these politicians as you should have all along. Like the filth they are, the high-crime bandits they are that have stolen generations from you and your spawn. Punish them at the polls and in the courts. Sideline them. You have loads of power, it is time to use it.
Blacks exist for the democrat party as simply ‘votes’. Nothing else but votes, and the Congressional black caucus in the House (US government) is a waste of time bunch of pilferers. Have done nothing for blacks. Hurt them. Republicans also do not care, yet in a strange way, Trump did more for blacks than all POTUSs and more than Obama ever did. Yet he was never recognized for it. Put a pin in that!
Nothing, no action, has hurt black Americans like the democrats ‘Great Society’ for it undid the gains made by blacks (on their own with no government cheese) 100 years post abolition of slavery and blacks were doing it on their own. No ‘help’. And today, 2022, they are still reeling and devastated by what the democrat plantation did, by all those people who said they were ‘doing good by them’.
‘The life expectancy gap between Black and white Americans narrowed most rapidly between about 1905 and 1947, after which the rate of improvement was much more modest. And by 1995 the life expectancy ratio was the same as it had been in 1961. There has been some progress in the ensuing two decades, but this is due in part to an increase in premature deaths among working-class whites.
The Black/white ratio of high school completion improved dramatically between the 1940s and the early 1970s, after which it slowed, never reaching parity. College completion followed the same trajectory until 1970, then sharply reversed.
Racial integration in K-12 education at the national level began much earlier than is often believed. It accelerated sharply in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. But this trend leveled off in the early 1970s, followed by a modest trend toward resegregation.
Income by race converged at the greatest rate between 1940 and 1970. However, as of 2018, Black/white income disparities were almost exactly the same as they were in 1968, 50 years earlier. Even taking into account the emergence of the Black middle class, Black Americans on the whole have experienced flat or downward mobility in recent decades.
The racial gap in homeownership steadily narrowed between 1900 and 1970, then stagnated, then reversed. The racial wealth gap is now growing as Black homeownership plummets.
Long-run data on national trends in voting by race is patchy, but the South saw a dramatic increase in Black voter registration between 1940 and 1970, followed by decline and stagnation. What data we have on national Black voter turnout indicate that nearly all of the gains toward equality with white voter turnout occurred between 1952 and 1964, before the Voting Rights Act passed, then almost entirely halted for the rest of the century.’
Now, the focus of this piece I decided to write is the graph below. Look at this recent graph of life expectancy versus health expenditure. You would think on the x-axis, the greater the health spending, the higher the life expectancy on the y-axis, due to the lower the morbidity and mortality. But no, not in the US, who outstrips all nations in health expenditure. It is indeed a perverse racket by all involved and the population gets nothing for it.
The US spends way more on healthcare yet has the worst outcomes for it’s people!
Black Americans, well, IMO, from all I know and working in the US government and Canadians and even WHO, the system has no care for minority and in US, for black people. None! The government in US, the healthcare agencies, care not one bit for colored people. COVID should have made them aware! Fauci and Francis Collins do not care about black people, CDC etc. does not care about black people. Never did! Do not even respect their own black employees and scientists. I know, I saw, I was there. Back to healthcare.
Blacks, have suffered worst of all and I have seen with my own eyes, the illegals coming from Mexico etc. get better health care than even blacks who have lived in America all their lives and paid into the system. Even blacks in the system rush to serve them and with better care while their own blacks sit by waiting, suffering. I just witnessed it in New York and was stunned! I saw it and could not believe in hospitals how it operates when faced with an illegal versus a black American.
The graph below does not include 2019 and 2020 and 2021 and the ravages on the population that COVID wrought, nor the impact on the black community for certainly, we learnt quickly, COVID was an infection of disparity. In all policies, COVID lockdowns to vaccines, we shifted the burden from the lap top, zoom, café latte class to the poor minority class. To children, to women, to poor people who could least afford to shield. So they got more infected and died at greater numbers. And Fauci and Birx and Francis Collins knew it. They just did not care! Not one day did these malfeasants lose a dollar salary $. You need to bear that in mind, as they locked you down, they got paid, always!
Poverty is a hell of a thing my friend, it’s a bitch that comes calling relentlessly.
Look at the data. The black infant death rates were 2.5 times that of Whites and it is clear that ethnicity, race is a potent predictor of health outcomes. Black kids in the US are as much as 10 x times more likely to die of asthma than the non-black children. Why?
The focus here is on the devastation on blacks in poverty areas of America such as Baltimore.
‘If you’re born in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhood, your life expectancy is almost 20 years shorter than if you’re born in its richest neighborhood.
15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have higher infant mortality than Palestine’s West Bank.
Baltimore teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 face poorer health conditions and a worse economic outlook than those in economically distressed cities in Nigeria, India, China and South Africa, according to a 2015 report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
‘Age-adjusted mortality rate
Nationwide, the age-adjusted mortality rate for Black Americans (451 per 100,000) is about 2.2 times that of the group with the lowest age-adjusted mortality rate, which is Asian Americans (201 per 100,000).
Adjusting for age highlights a disparity in deaths between White and Black Americans in particular — the two groups have similar crude mortality rates, but the Black American age-adjusted mortality rate is 67% higher than the same measure for White Americans.
Once adjusted for age, the highest COVID-19 mortality rates for Black Americans are in Mississippi (597), Iowa (587), New Jersey (564), Nevada (563) and Michigan (550).’