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i think what ricky is suggesting is many of the same things can be said for  poor communities that are not black.   if you transport yourself to backwoods trailer park hickville va i am sure many of these same issues are prevalent.  not saying it doesn't exist in the black community but it is not a black issue, imo.

like i said earlier, in my older age i have come to realize that it will require multi-faceted view points to thoroughly address "our issues".  so i am actually ok with some buying into the neg stereotypes which i believe are largely media/propaganda driven...
 
and as far as reaping what you sow...that is a totally different sentiment entirely as far as i am concerned....


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Reaping what you sow means you can only get out of something as much as you put into it. You can't sow one thing and expect to reap something completely different.



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Im going to call my friend this weekend that used to work in the hospital doing HIV testing/counseling/referrals. She now works for the town health department and I want to know if she has the stats for people under the age of 25 with HIV. In one of our discussions when she worked at the hospital, she mentioned that the stats for teens & young adults under the age of 25 were absolutely mind boggling when compared to older age brackets.

We both agreed that it may be because our generation was able to remember when the AIDS epidemic began, we remember the news stories and the hysteria across the country. We remember groups of people being stigmatized as likely to have AIDS and we were watching the news in shock at the people that looked like zombies that were afflicted by the virus. We watched the news when Easy-E died of AIDS and we watched the news conference when Magic Johnson revealed that he was retiring from the Lakers because of HIV. We know or know of people that have it or have died from it. We saw the mass deaths in the gay community from it. We were educated by the public awareness campaigns that were set forth to fight the spread of HIV.

It is real to us. But sadly, the youth that are suffering from it right now do not have that point of reference because the USA AIDS Crisis is not a priority and is not a headline. Their point of reference is that if you get HIV, you get on the meds and go about your business. That is all that is being promoted on HIV Awareness campaigns right now - "You can live with HIV/HIV is no longer a death sentence"...I really hope that funding for HIV awareness will stop getting cut so that there will be more of a focus on the prevention of the spread of HIV than there is right now. The the youth are suffering. The youth are our future and the youth may not live to reach their full potential b/c so many of them have HIV, but that is America's dirty little secret.
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i think what ricky is suggesting is many of the same things can be said for  poor communities that are not black.   if you transport yourself to backwoods trailer park hickville va i am sure many of these same issues are prevalent.  not saying it doesn't exist in the black community but it is not a black issue, imo.

 
and as far as reaping what you sow...that is a totally different sentiment entirely as far as i am concerned....

Poverty and lack of access and education affects every group adversely.

 I just hate that there are times where we don't address the actual issue. Ricky is absolutely right to question those things because "they" spread all types of propaganda about us that is skewed and false all the time. There are some people however who take that to mean that the issue isn't real and use it as a reason not to tackle it. 

I as a person who is invested in my community and my people want to see us helping us to tackle these issues in a way that is relevant and applicable to us and takes our unique circumstances into account. 
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Reaping what you sow means you can only get out of something as much as you put into it. You can't sow one thing and expect to reap something completely different.



So if I were in a relationship that I fully believed was monagamous, but my husband cheated, and brought home the the disease... what is it that I have sowed that could have led to this reaping?


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Originally posted by JamCaygirl JamCaygirl wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Reaping what you sow means you can only get out of something as much as you put into it. You can't sow one thing and expect to reap something completely different.



So if I were in a relationship that I fully believed was monagamous, but my husband cheated, and brought home the the disease... what is it that I have sowed that could have led to this reaping?




Unprotected sex is a known risk factor so...


ETA My bad I didn't see the word husband but this thread is about a particular area and social class suffering disproportionaty from HIV. If the only way people caught it was the way you described then it wouldn't be epidemic.

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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Reaping what you sow means you can only get out of something as much as you put into it. You can't sow one thing and expect to reap something completely different.

hmmmm...ok martin luther king used it an entirely different way...and since your comments were geared toward race (your own albeit), i (mistakenly) took it that way.  it also instantly gave me Malcolm x-ish vibes...you know... chickens coming home to roost and all.  but if you meant it differently ok.
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NJ, one of the most depressing jobs that my aunt (an APN) had was as a clinician in a high school. She was absolutely astounded at the rates of STD and HIV infection. It makes sense though because her primary function was to serve the pregnant teens. The same behavior that results in unintended pregnancy also puts you as risk for STD and HIV. These teens are not linking their reckless behavior to their increased risk.

I also think about this one Dr who I came to really like. He has practiced around the world before ending up here. He says that his biggest shock was observing the similarities between the behavior of a lot of his patients here and in some of the poorest parts of South Africa. Poverty affect every population adversely. 
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Oh yes I do mean chickens are coming home to roost but I don't know how Malcom or King used either phrase. I'm not saying anyone deserves it but I'm saying the values we encourage could only have this result.
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Originally posted by joileprincess joileprincess wrote:

Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i think what ricky is suggesting is many of the same things can be said for  poor communities that are not black.   if you transport yourself to backwoods trailer park hickville va i am sure many of these same issues are prevalent.  not saying it doesn't exist in the black community but it is not a black issue, imo.

 
and as far as reaping what you sow...that is a totally different sentiment entirely as far as i am concerned....

Poverty and lack of access and education affects every group adversely.

 I just hate that there are times where we don't address the actual issue. Ricky is absolutely right to question those things because "they" spread all types of propaganda about us that is skewed and false all the time. There are some people however who take that to mean that the issue isn't real and use it as a reason not to tackle it. 

I as a person who is invested in my community and my people want to see us helping us to tackle these issues in a way that is relevant and applicable to us and takes our unique circumstances into account. 
 
we are >here<. 
 
and i guess i ultimately judge people when it comes to stuff like this based on what i believe their ultimate end goal/game to be.  those that are in it for self generally show their true hand sooner or later...
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