Fresno County black infant deaths sky...

Fresno County black infant deaths skyrocket

There are 16 comments on the The Fresno Bee story from Sep 27, 2013, titled Fresno County black infant deaths skyrocket. In it, The Fresno Bee reports that:

Too many babies are dying in Fresno County, and an increase in the black infant mortality rate is so alarming that community leaders plan to release a report on infant deaths at a Children's Summit today in Clovis.

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“Shed so many tears”

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#1 Sep 28, 2013
At the hands of white Doctors, I'm sure!
hey

Penfield, NY

#2 Sep 28, 2013
According to the article they had a $1.3 million Black Infant Health program that provided monthly visits to black pregnant women by nurses. The program was cut to $250,000 which means fewer visits.

I would blame the mothers to be. Although doctor visits and vitamins are a big help in healthy babies, it is very possible to have a healthy baby without that, just by taking care of yourself. Apparently these women can't afford that on their own and don't take care of themselves. Why did they get pregnant if they can't afford it and don't care about the baby?

But let's shift the blame and responsibility on others so people never learn. Let's keep hearing "it wasn't my fault I got pregnant", "it wasn't my fault my baby died". "It's THEIR fault for not taking care of me and holding my hand for the rest of my life."

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#3 Sep 28, 2013
hey wrote:
According to the article they had a $1.3 million Black Infant Health program that provided monthly visits to black pregnant women by nurses. The program was cut to $250,000 which means fewer visits.
I would blame the mothers to be. Although doctor visits and vitamins are a big help in healthy babies, it is very possible to have a healthy baby without that, just by taking care of yourself. Apparently these women can't afford that on their own and don't take care of themselves. Why did they get pregnant if they can't afford it and don't care about the baby?
But let's shift the blame and responsibility on others so people never learn. Let's keep hearing "it wasn't my fault I got pregnant", "it wasn't my fault my baby died". "It's THEIR fault for not taking care of me and holding my hand for the rest of my life."
I wonder if young BW in Fresno are more likely to be smokers than other women there. But it's true that if mother can't feed herself and take care of herself, she will not be in a good position to raise a child.
I hope these women can be helped and guided. Losing a baby is a horribly traumatic experience. I'm sending them my prayers and positive wishes for future improvements.

“Bow Chika Wow Wow”

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#5 Sep 28, 2013
Ugh! Have you been to Fresno? Those babies were probably killing themselves.

No offense, but yeah, it's like hot, dusty and desolate. Inland California is where the California rednecks and backwoods type of people live. Not that they Choose to live there, I guess, but it is what it is. This doesn't shock me.

Fresno county is like the Socal equivalent of some tiny town in Alabama where everyone looks dirty, smokes a lot (the whites love meth/weed and the blacks love weed/crack).

Since: May 12

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#6 Sep 28, 2013
PinkPearl wrote:
Ugh! Have you been to Fresno? Those babies were probably killing themselves.
No offense, but yeah, it's like hot, dusty and desolate. Inland California is where the California rednecks and backwoods type of people live. Not that they Choose to live there, I guess, but it is what it is. This doesn't shock me.
Fresno county is like the Socal equivalent of some tiny town in Alabama where everyone looks dirty, smokes a lot (the whites love meth/weed and the blacks love weed/crack).
Interesting. In South Park they refer to Alabama as "the Third World". So I knew it was poor. Do states get funding from the government? Why are some states so much poorer than others, to the extent that infant mortality rates are much higher than elsewhere?
Spit-Fiyah

Montgomery, AL

#7 Sep 28, 2013
PinkPearl wrote:
Ugh! Have you been to Fresno? Those babies were probably killing themselves.
No offense, but yeah, it's like hot, dusty and desolate. Inland California is where the California rednecks and backwoods type of people live. Not that they Choose to live there, I guess, but it is what it is. This doesn't shock me.
Fresno county is like the Socal equivalent of some tiny town in Alabama where everyone looks dirty, smokes a lot (the whites love meth/weed and the blacks love weed/crack).
then you dont know alabama at you worthless,manless,crusty azz bulldagga.use google maps and educate that minuscule brain!!
Spit-Fiyah

Montgomery, AL

#8 Sep 28, 2013
"at all"
Spit-Fiyah

Montgomery, AL

#9 Sep 28, 2013
maybe bw should stop fck every tom,dck and harry and twerkin and strippin while pregnant.that could help.

Since: May 12

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#10 Sep 28, 2013
Spit-Fiyah wrote:
maybe bw should stop fck every tom,dck and harry and twerkin and strippin while pregnant.that could help.
Hater!

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Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#11 Sep 28, 2013
Shalimarr wrote:
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Hater!
It definitely WAS a hateful post!

Btw, regional disparities in industrial economic development typically account for greater concentrations of poverty or wealth.

Fresno is probably heavily agricultural with little or no factories that build automobiles and no concentration of software engineering and computer-science talent such as you'll find in California's Silicon Valley or in the greater Seattle area of Washington state.

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#12 Sep 28, 2013
Harrisson wrote:
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It definitely WAS a hateful post!
Btw, regional disparities in industrial economic development typically account for greater concentrations of poverty or wealth.
Fresno is probably heavily agricultural with little or no factories that build automobiles and no concentration of software engineering and computer-science talent such as you'll find in California's Silicon Valley or in the greater Seattle area of Washington state.
In the UK, poorer cities/districts get extra funding. The government knows that poor, working class people are more likely to smoke cigarettes and eat unhealthily, so the government channels extra funds to those regions, to combat their extra problems. That way we don't have big disparities in infant mortality rates etc. Though there are disparities, Scotland has the most heart disease patients per capita. Because of the traditionally unhealthy Scottish diet...lots of foods fried in oil.
Lopez

Perris, CA

#22 Sep 29, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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There's something called valley fever over there. Certain peoples are more susceptible to it than others.
Why do you think the Mexican field workers can work those fields?
If the Mexican field workers were all removed and replaced by other nationalities/races, those other nationalities/races would very likely die.
Those are our fields fool!!!!!
You make a valid point:Mexicans were made natural to some of the harsh conditions of the Southwestern enviroment,"I believe".
Lopez

Perris, CA

#23 Sep 29, 2013
With the infant deaths,maybe the culprit is airborne from all the heavy pesticide/chemical spraying they do on all the vegetation in that region..they should take a hair follicle test.

Lopez

Perris, CA

#26 Sep 29, 2013
..but then again most of the black ppl in Fresno dont live rural part of town so maybe its the stress and anger that the black males are giving them..theirs alot of horny fat white women up there, you know lol
Lopez

Perris, CA

#27 Sep 29, 2013
Burrito Serrano wrote:
Nothing pulls the nation together and enlivens our patriotism quite like a dead nighur ... especially if it's an infant.
Your heart is black

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Since: May 08

Pacific Northwest

#29 Sep 29, 2013
Burrito Serrano wrote:
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My skin ain't, ape.
Your sexual fantasies are - like many a Topix troll.

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