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Monday, December 17, 2007

Minnesota Majority Does More Editing of the Racial Purity Statement

It now reads:

FACT: The U.S. health care system serves the most diverse population of any country in the world. Our statistics are affected by that diversity. Black women, for a variety of reasons, are more prone to underweight babies than are Caucasian and Asian women. Consistent genetic lineage also contributes to Sweden having a lower infant mortality rate and Japan having a longer life expectancy. These factors must be taken into account when comparing statistics around the world with U.S. statistics. (as of 10:20 PM, 12/17/07)

Last night, later in the evening:

FACT: The U.S. health care system serves the most diverse population of any country in the world. This fact affects statistic by which we are compared to other countries. Black women, for a variety of reasons, are more prone to underweight babies than are Caucasian and Asian women. This fact contributes to Sweden having a lower infant mortality rate and Japan having a longer life expectancy.


Original statement:

FACT: The U.S. health care system serves the most diverse racial and ethnic population of any country in the world. This fact adversely affects every statistic by which we are compared to other countries. Black women, for a variety of reasons, are more prone to underweight babies than are Caucasian and Asian women. It is not surprising that Sweden has a lower infant mortality rate, or that Japan has a longer life expectancy than the United States does. They are nearly racially pure: we are not.
[emphasis mine].


Scrub a Dub, Dub! I have a screen shot of the original. Also, the original statement is what Rachel Stasen-berger reported, and Mary Kiffmeyer defended. Developing...

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