Tag Archive for 'Racism'

Does racism make you FAT?

I’m not buying into this study:

Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women, a new study claims.

Scientists found that women who were more frequently victimised for their race, were more likely to be obese.

The study, by Slone Epidemiology Centre at Boston University, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who reported consistently high experience of racism over a 12 year period.

I do not think the average American white is anywhere near as racist as the media would portray them. I think what is happening here is that obese black women are enjoying the results of a colorblind society. Yeah, colorblind, but also very much against the fatties. I bet these women are not interpreting the signals they receive properly, they are not being slighted over the color of their skin, they are being slighted over the amount of their skin.

Different thing, that is.

Read it all here.

The Racists aren’t where the Prof said they’d be

The Racists aren’t where the Prof said they’d be | Anatoly Karlin.

Yeah, I’ve posted this map before, but I thought it would be good to throw the link up again.

Racism

This map:

Racism Map

Click on the picture. It will take you to the Washington Post. Click on it again for a much larger version.

Let me just say that this graphic supports my priors.