Hate Facts. We've told you about them. Now, Boise State knows all about them:
"Students at Boise State University are calling some fliers offensive and racist.Well, we've also told you about the Center for Disease Control and the reality of Healthcare. We know: these facts are unpleasant. Boise State students find them revolting to point out and impolite to discuss in polite society.
The literature first surfaced last week on World AIDS Day. It tells people how not to catch AIDS by suggesting no sex with bisexuals or people who inject drugs. But the language that has students most concerned is about African Americans.
Senior Jalara Walker, an African-American, came to BSU from California. She's loved her time on campus, but that changed last week after she found several fliers in a class.
"I really thought that stuff like this was over," Walker said.
The fliers read: "Don't Catch AIDS!" at the top. At the bottom they say: "Blacks are walking STD factories” and “once u go black we don't want u back.”
So, some statistics for you all to ponder, why Boise State lock hands in an effort to eradicate hate from the souls of those who make informed points about sexually transmitted diseases and those who find themselves affected disproportionately:
"The majority of Allegheny County cases of sexually transmitted disease occurs in African-Americans, prompting county health officials to consider new strategies to tackle the problem.
In 2008, 49 of 89 cases of syphilis in Allegheny County, or more than 60 percent of all cases, involved African-Americans, who make up 13.5 percent of the county population.
Meanwhile, about 1,585 of 2,164 cases of gonorrhea last year (or 73.3 percent of the county total) and 3,070 of 5,206 cases of chlamydia (about 60 percent of the total) also involved African-Americans."