Health, race, unions and Wal-Mart

A new study reveals that health disparities between black and white people in Chicago is increasing. A number of explanations are possible, including this one, offered by, Steve Whitman, director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute, which did the study:

"The underlying issue here is racism and poverty," Whitman said. "In
Chicago, it's exacerbated by segregation. Black people in Chicago are
forced to live in neighborhoods where there are no stores to buy fresh
fruits and vegetables, where schools are failing, where they don't have
parks to exercise in and where they tend to go to segregated health
facilities that are poorly funded and, in different ways, failing."

Need I remind the unions that are fighting tooth and nail against a second Wal-Mart store in Chicago that the chain sells groceries at competitive prices. So, there's another result of your self-centered resistance to beneficial change.

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  • You can't keep beating everyone else over the head for everything in this city.Can't anyone take any responsibility for anything.....

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