Health Care 4179
Exactly the point I was making about the real world. We have laws against it, and in some ways the laws work. Grocery stores are not segregated anymore.
And some people will use that fact (and a pile of others) to claim there is no White Privilege, that there are no reasons to change anything to compensate for race bias.
But the real world is that race bias exists. The health care system in the US is an example of a huge systemic race based system with dramatic effects.
And they 1) set rates high enough that only those covered by some form of "health insurance" can pay, and 2) refuse full service to anyone not covered. Not so strangely, skin color has more to do with who is covered than any other single characteristic.
The Indian Health Service is a primary example of how we have a race based health care system. The US is obligated by treaties and various acts of Congress to provide health care for Native people. That was part of the land acquisition program of the US government, and continued to be part of it right up through the 1972 Alaska Native Claims Debt Settlement Act.
When Does Folklore Begin 4182
There's some sort of disconnect here. I've heard all sorts of horror stories about our health care system, and no doubt many of them are...
But IHS is currently funded at 50% of need. It is a disaster.
Health Care 4180
Here are some figures, from 1991, but there has been no significant change in the 15 years since...
Logically that says nothing at all, does it. What percentage of Blacks are covered compared to Whites?
The bottom line though, is that infant mortality rates for African-Americans are significantly different than for White Americans. It is for Hispanics, and it is for Natives. Hmmm...