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A black woman on facebook pointed out today...

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That all the kids with autism she knows are white kids.  She stated that she has never met a black kid with autism and that the only ones she knows are white kids.  I'll admit that my first thought was "racist!" and then the more I thought about it, I realized she was right.  I live in a large city (diverse) and even though my kids school is diverse, it's only the white kids that are KNOWN to have autism.  Have you noticed this in your life or your school as well?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Not true for around here. One of my good friends has a son who is autistic and he is half black half Puerto Rican. There are also many non white students in my sons school with autism.
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by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Down Syndrome is also a white persons trait. Generally, if a black child has it it's a mixed child and not 100 percent black. 

I.heart.my.kids
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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I  know a few black children who have autisim

WinterRosesmom
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I havent noticed but the more i think about it the more i realize your right i havent meet or heard of any other race to have autism. Hmmmmmm
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by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I don't know any black kids, so I guess I can't give my perception on this subject.

I.heart.my.kids
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM

On Shameless the Asian baby has DS....

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Down Syndrome is also a white persons trait. Generally, if a black child has it it's a mixed child and not 100 percent black. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Down syndrome can happen to anybody in any race
WinterRosesmom
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Really? I wonder what makes it a "white person trait"?


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Down Syndrome is also a white persons trait. Generally, if a black child has it it's a mixed child and not 100 percent black. 


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AlwaysKISA
by Ruby Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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I honestly don't know anyone at all with autism.
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by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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There are some diseases and what have you that effect one race more than another. I do not know why that is so but I do know the same is true for different breeds of certain animals. I just look at it like that. Maybe autism is just one of those things that is more likely to occur in white people.
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