| In the US, AIDS strikes both blacks and whites equally.
| Blacks account for 75% of all new AIDS cases among straight people in the US. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|
| Homophobia is a problem only white homosexuals have to deal with.|
| Two thirds of homosexual blacks surveyed agreed that homophobia is a problem within the black community. (Source: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force)|
| Teachers and other school staff cannot be prejudiced.
| 53% of students report hearing homophobic comments made by their school staff.(Source: National Organization for Women)|
| Teens are less likely to practice safe sex than adults who have never been married.
| American teens 15-17 are practicing safer sex more consistently than adults who have never been married. While teens use condoms more consistently than adults, they are less consistent about discussing STD risks with partners.(Source: JAMA)|
| Most sexually active teens get tested for AIDS/HIV and STDs.
| 25% of teens report having been tested for AIDS/HIV while 29% report having been tested for other STDs. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|
| Most gays and lesbians report homophobic violence that is done to them.
| More than 80% of these victims never report incidents of violence against them for fear of being "outed." (Source: National Organization for Women)|
| A young woman no matter what her age can get an abortion.
| As of July 2002, at least one parent of a female minor is required to give permission for a legal abortion in California. (Source: Planned Parenthood)|
| If you are under 18, you have to get permission from your parents to get birth control and STD information and services.
| By law, a minor can receive contraceptive information and services without parental permission. (Source: Planned Parenthood)|
| Birth control pills help prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
| Birth control pills only help prevent pregnancy; you need additional protection like condoms to prevent STDs. (Source: Planned Parenthood)|
| Latino students are more likely to miss school because they find it boring.
| In 1999, Hispanic students were 5% more likely to miss school than black and white students because they felt unsafe. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|
| White students are more likely to commit suicide than any other racial group.
| In 1999, Hispanic students were significantly more likely than black and white students to commit suicide. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|
| Hispanics are more likely than white students to receive HIV education in school.
| In 1999, white students (92%) were significantly more likely than Hispanic students (84%) to have received HIV education in school. The good news is that overall, 91% of students have been taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|
| People with learning disabilities are not as smart as those who don't have them.
| People diagnosed with learning disabilities possess above average to superior intelligence. (Source: American Speech Language-Hearing Association)|
| The biggest barrier to achievement for students with learning disabilities is the fact that they can't learn.
| Attitudinal barriers, stereotypical thinking, and a lack of understanding of special education and its role in our schools are the biggest barriers to achievement. The truth is that many people with disabilities are capable of achieving a high degree of success academically and professionally. (Source: The Council for Exceptional Children)|
| Teens in the US are dieting more because they are overweight.
| More and more teens are dieting when they don't need to. While 14% of teens are technically overweight, 40% of teens reported dieting to lose weight; and 58% percent of teens have reported exercising to lose weight or to avoid gaining weight. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)|