Lightfoot On Chicago COVID-19 Deaths: More Than Half Were African American

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  1. Professor Peabody

    Professor Peabody Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Does this mean the Democrat controlled Chicago are racist when handing out health care? I know it's hard to believe but the facts speak for themselves. Is Chicago's health care system inherently racist as more than half the covid-19 deaths have been African-American.

    You can't get a more Democrat run city than Chicago and a group more devoutly dedicated to the Democrat party. But the handwriting is on the wall in the Mayor's statement....."She added that there has been significant under reporting within the Latinx community." It appears to me the Democrat management of the city is throwing African-Americans under the bus in favor of Latino's
     
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    I think there may be several reasons for this and they are not just Democrats.
    1. Blacks are the largest ethnic group in Chicago 32.5% (Hispanics 28.9%)
    2. Blacks are the poorest ethnic group in Chicago and live in the poorer neighborhoods
    3. This is deaths not incidences reported, so it may have something to do with the healthcare and insurance individuals may have.
    4. Hispanics tend to under report because of immigration issues
    5. Whites are a smaller group (31.6%) in the city tend to live in better neighborhoods, high rise apartments, keep their kids out of inner city schools, have better health care and insurance.

    My guess is the problem is economic, ability to get healthcare, knowledge, and living conditions
     
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    I read somewhere that diabetes compounds Cvirus complications.

    I wonder if less people have been dying from diabetes lately, because they either die from Cvirus instead, or because the diabetes kills them when they otherwise would've recovered from Cvirus... if theres even a difference.

    Probably true with a lot of other conditions as well.
     
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    As a diabetic I have been told by my doctor I am more at risk. Linking this back to the first post Blacks have a higher incidences of diabetes than whites less than Native Americans. Whites also have less incidences that Asian Americans
     
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    The right still refuses to understand what "racism" is. Racism is an institutionalized discrimination in which the dominant ethnic group has all the advantages.

    That doesn't mean that the city officials, or healthcare workers, or anybody in particular is a racist. It just means that discrimination is part of our system.
     
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    32% of the population accounts for more than 50% of the Covid deaths. The only way that happens is if Chicago area hospitals are giving sub-standard care to blacks. The lack of ability to get health care is false. Obama Care expanded Medicaid and made available Obama Care to Illinois citizens, are you saying it didn't work?
     
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    They need to eat right and buy healthy foods.
     
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    So even the black female Lesbian mayor fell into it....right?
     
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    I called it, Lightfoot is more concerned with the health and welfare of illegal aliens than the African-American citizens of Chicago. Little wonder why African-Americans make up over 50% of the Chicago Corona Virus deaths.

    African-American Citizens of Chicago, stop voting for folks by their race. Lightfoot appears to be no friend of yours. She would rather spend tax dollars on folks who came here illegally, took jobs from citizens and no doubt been draining the resources of the city of Chicago, thereby reducing funds available for the African-American community.
     
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    Is that what you tell yourself so feel confident in only calling whites racist?
     
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    Rates of hyper tension in African Americans are notoriously high. It is likely that this is diet related at least to some extent.
     
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    Yes, of course. Knowledge of what a word you use means definitely gives you confidence when you use it.
     
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    Dat virus betta not come obba here!

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    Ah'll whoop it's ass!
     
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    Democrats already have Chicago in the bag so there is no reason for them to pay attention to minority deaths there. Sorry, just facts.....
     
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