[I’ve never sat down to compile a list of things that show that race is real. But I have come across a lot of references. Alex Linder points out that differences that would cause animals to be classified as different species are LESS than the differences which we attribute to RACE! In other words, it would be more accurate to refer to different species of humans rather than saying that there is one race of humans.
I’ve come across weird things too that indicate the differences can be much weirder than you think. In a book about Rhodesia and secret stuff, including murder – where Rhodesians engaged in a campaign of murder of black recruits to fight against us, we used poison successfully on a large scale. But in the discussions about race, it turned out that blacks and whites can have different susceptibilities to POISON can you believe? That was one of the most stunning differences I came across and it had to do with several factors including how often you go to the toilet, which also varies between blacks and whites!
I’m sure however that pathologists, surgeons and other specialists in the medical field could tell you a *LOT MORE*.
Tom Metzger sent me these comments from one of his supporters when I mentioned that race is more than skin deep and that its “bone deep”. This was the comment:
Date: Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:21 AM
Doctors are having a helluva time doing matches for Organ transplants and the like, because of all the weird-y Racial mixes. You have a young adult who is say, Native American, White, Black, Samoan mix. They have to try to match with a donor who is the exact Racial amalgam. (And for some reason, this person’s Siblings is not always a match.) So, what a nightmare.Also, race-mixed folks often have more congenital defects as well.
I did a bit of digging but couldn’t find anything good. I found lots of denials that race affects transplants.
I did however find this one article which shows that African Americans suffer more from stress and factors that lead to kidney failure. It turns out that African Americans have a very much higher rate of kidney failure and kidney problems than white Americans!
There is a sub-issue that also comes up: That African Americans are much less likely to donate organs than white Americans! Incidentally, I donate blood regularly on my doctors orders. I discovered years ago that non-whites donate much less blood in South Africa than whites do. Whites probably donate the most blood willingly despite their tiny proportion of the population! So blacks in Africa are less likely to donate blood which could save the lives of blacks!! So they have a similar attitude to that of the African Americans with regard to organ donations.
If you read this article carefully, and ignore all the Liberal and Guilt Trip nonsense you’ll see the references to the medical problems of African Americans.
What they don’t mention is that THE WHITE MAN’S MEDICINE is what is saving their lives! Jan]
Racial disparities found throughout organ transplant process
A CAPITAL TIMES ANALYSIS
So officials have been working hard to recruit more minority donors. A key obstacle, officials say, is overcoming a profound distrust of the medical system. Between 1932 and 1972, hundreds of black men were in effect used as guinea pigs and denied treatment for syphilis so researchers could study the effects of the disease. These infamous Tuskegee, Ala., experiments still affect the way many minorities view medical providers. “There is a lack of trust here,” reports Rev. Lee Shaw, a minister who works as an organ outreach coordinator for the Wisconsin Donor Network in Milwaukee. “It is a residual of racism. A lot of people are afraid they will be allowed to die so their organs can be harvested for a wealthy white person. I have to address this head-on. I have to say that the small possibility of a black person being treated unfairly is outweighed by the benefits of donating to our people. We cannot allow ourselves to become paranoid to our own detriment. Our people are suffering. Look at the statistics. A disproportionate number of black people are needing kidneys and dying on transplant lists. We need to help ourselves.”
Rev. Clarence Thomas, a Milwaukee minister who also recruits donors for the network, says another barrier is the belief that to enter heaven, one’s body must remain whole. Shaw regularly tells people: “If God is calling me home, and he’s made a body someone else can use, why put it in the ground for food for animals? God made that part, and it can be used again.”
Such outreach led to an increase in organ donations among Milwaukee’s African-Americans a few years ago, but now the economy has lead to a worrisome dip in donor rates across all ethnicities and across the country. Experts say that potential living donors are unwilling and unable to take the time off from work to undergo the complex procedures required. Money worries also explain why many people with limited income view dialysis, covered by Medicare, as a safer alternative than transplantation: While the transplant itself is covered by Medicare, three years after the operation patients under age 65 must pay for the anti-rejection drugs themselves, which can total $20,000 a year.
One change officials seem close to enacting after years of debate would speed up the wait process for many African-Americans by including time on dialysis as time waiting, one of the factors taken into account when selecting a transplant recipient.
Such a reform might have left Studesville without a match last year, since changing the allocation algorithm to include those who have been on dialysis for years would leave other patients who were proactive in trying to seek a transplant referral early, before going on dialysis, without their past advantage. This irony is an example of just how difficult it is to reform a system with not enough kidneys to go around. “Disparities exist because you have a very small piece of pie,” explains Dr. Carlton Young, a transplant surgeon at the University of Alabama in Birmingham who has researched racial disparities. “You almost have to be like Solomon to divide a very scarce resource up. You can’t help somebody without hurting somebody else.”
That equation, of course, has always been one of the tragic realities of organ transplants. So often, one family’s loss is another family’s hope. Studesville is grateful every day, he says, to the stranger who is now a part of his body and his new life. “Words cannot express how it feels,” he says. This weekend, he will be competing in the 5K road race. Two years ago, he didn’t have the energy to golf even a few holes, he recalls. “Today I can finish 18 holes, and I’m ready to golf another 18.”