African-Americans and Aids: Why are Black People Still Dying of (AIDS) While Other Races are Not?
This book is a work of non-fiction. It is written in simple, easy to understand terminology (avoiding hard-to-understand medical jargon). Its message derives from a spirit of "Love" for the African-American race. It is expressed in the form of a story. The time-line of the story begins in the turbulent decade of the 1960's. In retrospect, this era marks the precursor for HIV/AIDS. There were two notable changes that occurred in the mid 1960's, providing the gateway for the HIV virus to ignite and quickly spread; especially among the younger generation: sexual freedom and illegal drug usage. Not long afterwards, both became epidemics. These two catastrophic epidemics caused a moral decline in American culture. However, African-Americans were disproportionately affected and suffered the most. By the time the mid 1970's rolled around, the transition from a conservative, family-oriented, religious nation soon became a nation of radical, rebellious young citizens that fought against a system that governed its people. This downward spiral began to manifest itself in the form of babies being born out-of-wedlock; a surge in violent crimes, and a substantial increase of young Black men becoming incarcerated. Because drugs began to flood Black communities in an unimaginable way during this decade, many young Black adults became highly addicted to heroin and cocaine. Sexual freedom became intertwined with other liberties the Black race began to enjoy as the result of Anti-Segregation laws being enforced. This back-drop of circumstances set the stage to ignite the spread of the HIV virus in Black communities.
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