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This is not meant to be a ignorant question but I suppose it is... downs syndrome and race.

Do only white kids get it? I have never met a child or adult of another race who has this. When I tried to look up some information I noticed all the websites only have while kids/adults pictured... So is it rare in other races?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Jan. 4, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • According to the CDC:

    Hispanic males are more likely to have the condition.

    Maybe whites looks better for fund raising issues?


    Answer by feralxat at 10:22 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • well, that is just sad if that's the case. the fundraising comment I mean. I legit could not decide if it was just a primarily white thing.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:24 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • I've always wondered this too,so don't feel bad

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:29 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • in regards to fund raising, how many philanthropists of color can you name compared to whites? while people like the Gates do have great agencies they are for low income overseas endeavors.

    even Oprah Winfrey works overseas.

    Your best resource will be Special Olympics

    But seriously, unless you search out the information, it's kind of hard to find.


    Answer by feralxat at 10:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2013

  • I've seen other races with it. But I also follow a blog, a mom who's DD has it, and she's posted pictures from a weekly special even near her and that's where I've seen more races. IRL I've seen 2 other races with it, but only children, not adults.

    Answer by idareyou at 12:42 AM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • I have friends with children who live with it. Both white and black.

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:42 AM on Jan. 5, 2013

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