Racial Diversity is Bad for Your Health...

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    Really.

    Diversity May Be Fatal, Says New Government Health Study | American Renaissance

    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.

    Alvarez’s 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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    Well, for your own health you'd better get the fuck out of my country then, you pathetic fucking coward.
     
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    How fucking stupid can these losers get?
     
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    like somebody said:

    When Ignorance Gets Started It Knows No Bounds.
     
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    Before taking any of this nonsense seriously it would be a good exercise to see who is writing the garbage you are submitting for discussion:

    "About Us-What We Believe-"Race and racial conflict are at the heart of some of the most serious challenges the Western World faces in the 21st century."

    About Us | American Renaissance

    Once I understood the nut jobs who are involved I went on to read something of substance.
     
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    Cultural factors could help to explain the phenomenon. “Communities with high ethnic density may be more likely to share values like respect for elders and have close-knit family structures,” says Dr. Levy. Earlier studies showed high levels of social support within communities of Hispanic immigrants. “These networks may facilitate better health behaviors and, in turn, better health outcomes,” adds Alvarez. “For example, information about free health clinics may be more freely exchanged in these communities.” Past studies showed a health benefit of ethnic density for Hispanics, but the reverse for African-Americans; these results were in keeping with what is known as the Hispanic Paradox: that even with similar levels of socioeconomic status, Hispanics have comparable, or in some cases better, health outcomes than White Americans.

    Living in Ethnically Homogenous Area Boosts Health of Minority Seniors | News | Mailman School of Public Health
     
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    Before taking your reaction seriously, it would be a good exercise to pay attention: American Renaissance links to the Daily Caller, which in turn discusses a peer-reviewed study.

    Try again.
     
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    The NIH sponsored the study.
     
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    This phenomenon known as the "Hispanic Paradox" relevant to the Latino population in the US is obviously linked to genetic factors, which may be more relevant than cultural factors such as ethnic density levels and Latino immigrants tend to outlive other ethnic groups in the first place. The new study by the African-American researcher may be flawed but ethnic density may promote mental well-being among minorities because it protects ethnic minority people from severe social isolation or incidents of racism.

    A recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that federal interest has been piqued. The report, released in October, found that Latinos in this country outlive both whites and blacks, with a life expectancy of 80.6 years, compared with 77.7 for the nation as a whole. (People of Asian ancestry have even longer life spans, but because of their relatively high education and affluence levels, those findings are not considered surprising.) Latinos tend to be less educated than African Americans and their poverty rates are similar, yet Latinos outlive black people by nearly eight years.

    The Latino paradox - Los Angeles Times

    The 'ethnic density hypothesis' is a proposition that members of ethnic minority groups may have better mental health when they live in areas with higher proportions of people of the same ethnicity. A total of 34 papers from 29 data-sets were identified. Protective associations between ethnic density and diagnosis of mental disorders were most consistent in older US ecological studies of admission rates. Among more recent multilevel studies, there was some evidence of ethnic density being protective against depression and anxiety for African American people and Hispanic adults in the USA. However, Hispanic, Asian-American and Canadian 'visible minority' adolescents have higher levels of depression at higher ethnic densities. Studies in the UK showed mixed results, with evidence for protective associations most consistent for psychoses.


    Impact of ethnic density on adult mental dis... [Br J Psychiatry. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI
     

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