Prematurity Awareness Month on November, 2024: Why is that people complain about Black History Month but dont complain about the other months?

November, 2024 is Prematurity Awareness Month 2024.

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Why is that people complain about Black History Month but dont complain about the other months?

I think it is retarded to have a black history month. Most of those other things you listed are to raise awareness for things like disorders and illnesses.

The jews were treated worse then the blacks more recently and they don't have a holocaust month. Atheists and every religion other than catholics were tortured in the Spanish Inquisition. Do they have a month? White people get the most disadvantages nowadays and we don't have a month.

If you don't believe me go look at the requirements for standardized testing, if you are white you have to score higher on your exam in order to pass. High schools are allowed to have a Minority Student Union, Ebony Club, Black Honor Society. White clubs are not allowed due to racism. White people have a harder time getting on government assistance. I have tourettes and Autism and I am unable to get on government assistance. My disability lawyer even said (in joking) "too bad you are not black, then it would be easier to get you ssi". There is a channel called BET and a magizine called Ebony. Do you see a white magazine or a white only tv channel? They even have their own award shows that only give awards to black actors, singers, etc. They are allowed to call themselves the "N" word without getting in trouble.

Now I expect to get thumbs down. But just ponder this. If my yahoo avater was black would you have thumbed me down for saying these things? probably not.

How many of you know what today is? Today is National Prematurity Awareness Day!?

How many of you know what today is? Today is National Prematurity Awareness Day!?

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What’s you opinion on the MMR vaccine....?

What's you opinion on the MMR vaccine....?

I don't think it would hurt him to delay the shot, but at some point I would probably give it to him.

You're wise not to jump on the bandwagon that attacks vaccines, even though you are the parent of an autistic child.

I would do a lot of research. Unfortunately, you're going to get a LOT of biased information on it. I have a real problem with people like Jenny McCarthy touting her celebrity status as a way to "teach" people about autism. While she is a huge child advocate - aren't we all, as mothers? - and her status as a well-known person helps to get the word out, I'm not so sure the "word" is correct. She has her experience, which can and probably does differ from a lot of other parents. Not only that, she's not a member of the medical community. It's scary to think that people are possibly putting their kids' health at risk by not vaccinating them at ALL because of her word against that of the American Academy of Pediatrics and pediatricians throughout the country.

I don't think it contributes to autism, although I'm not sure in my mind what exactly does. I know lately they've discovered the numbers *continue to climb* even though mercury (thimerosal) has been eliminated from virtually all childhood vaccines. So there goes that theory. Another theory is that excessive exposure to ultrasound in the womb can cause problems - I'm not sure I believe that either, but it would be interesting to see if they can come up with something substantial. I know there are a great many number of doctors now who do ultrasounds a LOT on every patient, which is something I don't get.

I would definitely talk to your doctor. If you have a doctor who is pushing you about it or doesn't want to hear your opinion, seek the advice of someone else. We switched peds and actually all of us see a DO (doctor of osteopathy) who is a lot more relaxed about the vaxing schedule and listens to my concerns about it. He still thinks the kids should be vaccinated, but understands my concerns about delaying them and had no problem.

Good luck.

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