Skip to comments.Homicide 'directly affecting' racial gap in U.S. life expectancy, study shows
Posted on 07/19/2013 9:01:51 PM PDT by knak
Americans are now living longer than years prior -- with a life expectancy of 78.7 years -- according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But overall, African-American males continue to die younger, with heart disease and homicide shortening their lives.
White females have the longest life expectancy at 81.3 years, black females at 78 years, white males at 76.5 years and black males have the shortest at 71.8 years.
The report, released Thursday, highlights the causes of death that affect the differences in life expectancy between blacks and whites -- namely, heart disease, cancer, homicide and diabetes.
We expected heart disease and cancer, those are still the main focus, but whats interesting is when you look at the graph for males, you see how important homicide is for directly affecting life expectancy for African-Americans, says Kenneth D. Kochanek, lead author of the report and statistician with the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics.
For black males, homicide decreased life expectancy by almost a year. Heart disease was the most significant cause of death affecting the disparity in life expectancy, but for black males, homicide was number two -- ahead of cancer and stroke.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
The majority of homicides involve youth and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. In fact, its the number one cause of death among black males in this age group. And despite making up just 13 percent of the population, the FBI reports that half of the homicide victims in 2011 were black.
and that from 13% of the population came half the murders, and that 93% of the murderers of blacks, were OTHER BLACKS.
Not whitey. OTHER FREAKING BLACKS.
No wonder Jesse is relieved when he’s walking down a street at night and the person coming at him the other direction is white.
Jesse knows he can shake-down that white person.
I saw some black guy on TV claiming there is no such thing as black on black crime. I wonder what he calls it.
200+ years of white racism has caused blacks to kill each other in record numbers.
Today there was an article on the website titled “TheRoot.com” that tried to use the statistics in a silly way to imply that whites are in denial about having comparable murder rates. He completely ignores the fact that blacks are only 13% of the population. He says it’s a myth created by the media (i.e., that blacks kill one another at higher rates then whites kill one another). He notes that despite conservative’s efforts to falsely portray black Americans as having a problem with murder rates, the “truth” is that blacks kill blacks 94% of the time whereas whites kill whites 84% of the time.
Here’s a quote:
“The truth? As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes. With respect to aggravated assault, whites led blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, whites led blacks, again, more than 2-1”
Black people should be required to wear bullet-proof vests. /sarc
Maybe black males can improve there standings in this poll if they were more responsible, gave up the thug life, legitimized thier work ethics, stop drinking and taking drugs, and most of all stop blaming whitey
LOL. That might help the problem.
Serious abuse of statistics. And it shows many blacks are not serious about cleaning up their own thug culture.
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