I just watched a show on PBS tonight about a spread of syphliss (a sexually transmitted disease-STD) in Rockdale County in Georgia. I had really thought that STD’s had been pretty well eliminated but this was in 1996 and was wide spread in that county. I can remember quite a few years ago when I was a teen we use to think that you could not get a STD from a “good girl” or someone from an upper middle class home and yet do teens still think that today?
The thing that really bothered me about the program was that, yes even the PBS thinks that it was strange that white/middle class people don’t get those type of deseases??
Hello wake up America, it’s not just black lower class street people that get STD’s, anyone can get them.
The show actually gave the impression that it would be acceptable to see black people or lower class people transmit these diseases.
Wow how sad.
By the way I am a white male in Toronto, Canada and we have always realized that this disease as many can strike anyone who sleeps around.
Is this really how teens think today and what’s your opinions on PBS producing such a racist type stereotype of people who might get STD’s?
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