Occam’s Condom

Occam’s Condom, by Jim Goad.

If you’re a black woman living in Los Angeles County … you are six times more likely than a white woman living in LA to have syphilis….

That sounds horrible! What might be causing this rash of new sexual rashes? Promiscuity? Unsafe Sex? Online hookup apps?

Don’t be silly. “Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame,” the Times reassures us. … Naturally the article quickly veers into the usual braindead hypnotized gobbledygook about “racial discrimination” and how neighborhoods “where people of color reside” are likelier to be more polluted, which, I am to assume, somehow drives the residents so crazy that they spontaneously start engaging in unprotected sex. …

How bad is it? It’s a gulf.

In 2014, black women “accounted for 60% of the estimated new HIV infections that occurred among all women.” In 2016, blacks accounted for 44% of all HIV diagnoses in America. Keep in mind that blacks are only 13% of the population.

According to the CDC — which is right here in Atlanta, and I fear I’ll get an STD every time I drive by it — black American adults are around five to six times more likely to have chlamydia than white adults. …

Blacks are around eight times more likely than whites to have gonorrhea, or, as men of distinction call it, “The Clap.” They are around five times more likely to have syphilis. And according to stats from our friends in the federal government, they are around three times more likely than Caucasians to have “The Herp.”

But is the reason racial discrimination, as the PC crew claim?

Of course, none of this might even possibly in a million years be related to the fact that blacks, over and over again, self-report higher frequency of sexual activity than do whites. It couldn’t be that black males report losing their virginity three years younger on average than Asian males do. And this disparity, naturally, has nothing at all to do with the documented fact that black males have the highest testosterone levels among all races while Asian males have the lowest. …

As luck would have it, Asians also enjoy the lowest rates of HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis among all racial groups in America — even whites, which is a miracle, seeing as how it’s been scientifically proven that this is a white-supremacist society that rigs everything — even leaky herpes sores — in whites’ favor. To their credit, Asians have also found a way to wriggle around white supremacy to the point where they score higher than whites on IQ tests and make more money on average than them, too.