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Friday, March 25, 2011

Mississippi Needs Another Medgar Evers

I have written about the Great State of Mississippi before, but I am so passionate about it , I feel compelled to write about it again.
People in Mississippi are dying in part due to bigotry, I believe, and this is just my own personal opinion. Those in charge have decided that HIV?AIDS is an Immoral disease and therefore does not deserve medical treatment although Federal Funds are allotted to their state through The Government's Medicaid Program.
The state refuses to approve life saving education preventative programs to be taught in school teaching only the standard abstinence only theory in it's schools.
The highest rates of HIV exposure are among men who have sex with men, heterosexual women are the second-largest group affected by the disease. Young people in Mississippi are becoming infected with HIV at increasingly high rates. African-Americans constitute 37 percent of the population but 76 percent of new cases of HIV. 
Numerous legal provisions, including constitutional amendments, discriminate against homosexuals, and state sex education laws marginalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. In some instances, state public health workers have been found to harass and threaten people testing positive for HIV. So There we have it, Discrimination, Witholding Medical Treatment, Denial of Education. This is not only a Human Rights Case but a Civil Rights Case.

Who will Be the Next Medgar Evers Down in Mississippi? We Need One....

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