Yeah, I went back after you posted that and read it again. It either leads to what your stated or that black ridersare further away from a true trauma center or that the study is pretty much useless and it is a coincidence?Jagular said:After re-reading the article, the trauma points are the same (e.g., severe head injury), which pretty much rules out the education/skill level of the riders.
To me, while I hope it isn't true, the study suggests that there may be a lesser level of care given to black riders.
You said it brother!Nessie044 said:At the very least, this articleis just a good example of piss-poor journalism.
I agree with this. The study identifies a real discrepancy in mortality rates based on race and it deserves root cause analysis. Whatever the underlying issue(s), I don't think you can dispute the findings that a black rider is more likely to die from injuries sustained from motorcycle injuries than a white rider.dsjr70 said:My conclusion is they have no conclusion and would like more funding to study it...
Sorry, but I do not blindly accept the premise. If the study had a predetermined goal, they could have played with the numbers to make the ratio as far out of whack as possible.dsjr70 said:Whatever the underlying issue(s), I don't think you can dispute the findings that a black rider is more likely to die from injuries sustained from motorcycle injuries than a white rider.
CVI-Cowboy said:++1 Cowboydsjr70 said:Why is it lumped into black and white? What bucket do native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Aborigines, Pakistanis get included in?
???Were people of mixed race excluded from the findings???
???If a person was 1/16 black, what category did they go into? Did it depend on their outcome (alive or dead)???
All that said, It would be interesting if this was studied by a group like ABATE that was not fishing for grants or trying to get some professor better cocktail party invitations.
My work for the US Gov't leads me to believe that since there was no "mixed race" or Bi-Racial talking points it is much more likely a case of have, and have not in regards to Medical Facility Quality and Availability, as well as depth of insurance. Money Talks.
The two groups who folks with an agenda need to inflame with this crap, are; Not too bright politicians who react as desired when the numbers are higher, and the even LESS intelligent mindless Biggots.(If you have a few cultural or anecdotal biases, that doesn't include you BTW)
While Tribal Culture has narrowed their legal definition for inclusion as their income has gone up. It pays the kneejerk reactionaries to call bi-racial people African-Americans, even though they may be 3/4 caucasion and can as easily be identified as Latino, Native American or perhaps Mestizo or even Middle-Eastern.
Race for me is a distinction without a difference. What no one seems to clearly define in our country without the race card, is little$ vs BIG$.
This is one of the easy tricks the Insurance Co.s use to keep smart americans hating the idea of National Health Care. Please notice I didn't say "Health Insurance" before you give me a beatdown over this.
Ooops still ranting, sorry for the side track,