It isn't racism. Something weird is going on with the Somali immigrant community, in that a disproportionate number of their children have been diagnosed with autism. This has alarmed their community, and naturally one of the things they wonder is if it is related to anything new or different about their new home compared to their old home (Somalia).Flatpointhigh wrote:In this instance, I wonder how racism is playing a role.
Well, one of the different things is that we recommend vaccinations here. This was something the community was just fine about, until the rabid anti-vaxxers showed up and began telling the Somalis all their bogus stories about vaccinations causing autism. Since then, the percentage of Somali children vaccinated against measles has plummeted.
It's yet another example of targeted propaganda. The anti-vaxxers saw a vulnerable community and zeroed in on it.