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Front-page headline in the Washington Post today: “Race Gap Persists in Health Care, Three Studies Say / Blacks Get Fewer Tests, Less Therapy and Medicine.”

On page A6, in the story’s tenth paragraph, the Harvard doctor who led one of the studies is quoted: “There are clearly large gaps in the quality and quantity of care of African Americans relative to whites. But these papers cannot be used to argue that this is a result of discrimination.” Possible causes for the gap include differences in income, education, geography, culture, and biology, says the Post, as readers of National Review Online already knew. Now, isn’t it just a teensy bit odd to run this disclaimer so late in the story, especially after it’s been headlined this way?



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