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USA- Honestly, we don’t even know where to start with this one. Let’s concede one point…to liberals, literally everything is racist or rooted in white supremacy.
For God’s sake, someone said milk was racist, Pete Buttigieg, the failed South Bend, Indiana mayor who checked off the correct box on the Biden diversity checklist said highways are racist, and of course, locking up actual criminals for committing crimes is also…well…racist.
The latest claim however is so bizarre that there are almost no words to describe the abject stupidity of the intimation that losing weight is racist and evil.
Thanks again to Libs of TikTok, which uses the wacky left’s own words against them, we have a woman (with pink hair, of course) who goes on a rant and claims that losing weight (and trying to live a longer life, apparently) is racist, as reported in NotTheBee.
Our wacky friend gives three reasons why someone may want to actually lose weight…they are desirability, health and finally stigma.
“So if you are wanting to lose weight in order to become more desirable, you are upholding a fatphobic beauty standard—as well as you know, white supremacy and all that jazz.”
“White supremacy?” For wanting to shed some weight and maybe grow old enough to enjoy your grandchildren?
This lady continues:
“It’s really important that if you still go through with intentional weight loss that you don’t sacrifice fat liberation politics.”
Losing weight, even if it’s for your health is fatphobic- unless you’re also a fat liberation activist pic.twitter.com/p84xwkNwPO
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 2, 2023
In other words, our wacky friend says it’s ok to lose weight but remember that some people are scale-challenged and it is important to recognize that as a minority of some type, they are afforded the same “protections” if you will as racism, sexism or whatever “ism” you choose.
Now if this lady were an outlier, that would be one thing. But no less than the Scientific American and TIME Magazine have made the case that first, telling black women to lose weight is racist according to the former and exercise is racist according to the latter.
Last week, Scientific American rehashed a 2020 story on Twitter titled “The Racist Roots of Fighting Obesity.” Remember, this is a science magazine.
The tweet (seen below) reads:
“The heightened concern about black women’s weight reflects the racist stigmatization of their bodies. It also ignores how interrelated social factors impact black women’s health.”
The heightened concern about black women's weight reflects the racist stigmatization of their bodies. It also ignores how interrelated social factors impact black women’s health. https://t.co/AqnSeagmFA
— Scientific American (@sciam) January 2, 2023
Now recall, we were repeatedly told by the political class and “health experts” that COVID too was racist, in that it seemed to affect blacks more severely than whites. What they failed to say was the correlation between weight (a comorbidity which made COVID more likely) and the fact that overall, blacks, especially black women, tend to be heavier than whites. That is a simple fact.
According to the piece, black nearly 80% of black women are either overweight or clinically obese. However they then decide the reason this is so was due to “racist roots” of black female obesity:
“In the eyes of many medical practitioners in the late 19th century, black women were destined to die off along with the men of their race because of their presumed inability to control their ‘animal appetites’—eating, drinking and fornicating. These presumptions were not backed by scientific data but instead embodied the prevailing racial scientific logic at the time.”
The article further lays blame on black men, who they claim were duped by doctors into believing that favoring “voluptuousness in black women,” it somehow “validated their unhealthy diets, behaviors and figures.”
In 2023, one might think that with a greater understanding of the effect being overweight has on overall wellbeing, encouraging people, including black women, to adopt a healthy lifestyle including proper diet and exercise would be a good thing.
Not so fast says Scientific American.
“Today the idea that weight is the main problem dogging black women builds on these historically racist ideas and ignores how interrelated social factors impact black women’s health. It also perpetuates a misinformed and damaging message about weight and health. Indeed, social determinants have been shown to be more consequential to health than BMI or health behaviors.”
The article goes on to claim that it isn’t being overweight itself that leads to adverse health consequences among black women but rather the stigma that goes along with being overweight that has a more dire effect. The article goes on to say:
“Regardless of income, black women consistently experience weightism [emphasis added] in addition to sexism and racism. From workplace discrimination and poor service at restaurants to rude or objectifying commentary online, the stress of these life experiences contributes to higher rates of chronic mental and physical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, depression and anxiety.”
Scientific American may want to contact the University of Mississippi Medical Center. According to research conducted “over the past 20 years…is showing that obesity is playing an ever-increasing role in diseases. The list includes cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.
All of this almost makes you wonder what exactly Scientific American is up to. It seems like they are engaged in the same voodoo “science” that Americans were told to follow where it concerns COVID, only to see the “science” was wrong about a lot of things.
Of course, they were lit up on Twitter:
This is absolutely ridiculous. If you’re fat, you’re at higher risk of everything but starving (notice – our poor people are fatter). I’m a doctor in the south. I see lots of obese white people who are also poor and their white skin isn’t doing a great job protecting them.
— Ryan Stoner (@rcstonermdaf) January 2, 2023
Remember when @sciam was a relevant magazine that was pleasurable to read?
— Multivax (@multivax) January 2, 2023
I just can’t even with you! You’re seriously saying that racism is a cause of obesity?
How about putting down that supersized double quarterpounder meal and saying that again.
— BroknAngel (@BroknAngel_Base) January 2, 2023
Well…… They can’t actually have it both ways.
The “attitude” thing, and the “booty”, and that girl twerking while playing the flute,
And then Y’all are crying?
— Kipsley 🇦🇺 (@Kipsleyanne) January 2, 2023
That takes us to TIME Magazine, claiming exercise is racist, as reported in the Daily Mail.
In a piece titled “The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise,” TIME claims the practice started in the early 1900s, engaged in by white Americans who allegedly were trying to strengthen their race amid increasing immigration and the abolition of slavery.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 5, 2023
Those statements are attributed to a so-called “fitness scholar,” Natalia Petrzela, a private school teacher in Manhattan who graduated from (where else) Columbia University. As expected, Petrzela supports a number of left-wing causes such as Defund the Police and Black Lives Matter.
The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise, and 6 Other Surprising Facts About the History of U.S. Physical Fitnesshttps://t.co/SRwSLRpnCV
— TIMEHistory (@TIMEHistory) December 28, 2022
As expected, our little progressive leftist was lit up on Twitter for her absurd ideas.
Paging .@TheBabylonBee, they are stealing your content 🤣
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) December 29, 2022
“Exercise is racist,” she smugly wrote from her couch stuffing her face with Strawberry Pop-Tarts, her gaze fixed on Food Network programming before binge-watching with envious disdain the entire Netflix catalog on the British Royals and its glorious Baking Show
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 30, 2022
A British rapper, Zuby who happens to be black, wrote: “Honestly, I want them to keep pumping articles like this to eviscerate every remaining shred of their credibility and perceived legitimacy. It doesn’t anger me at all. It’s so goofy I consider it satire.”
Honestly, I want them to keep pumping articles like this out to eviscerate every remaining shred of their credibility and perceived legitimacy.
It doesn’t anger me at all. It’s so goofy I consider it satire.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) December 28, 2022
Ed Lattimore, a retired black heavyweight boxer compared TIME’s contention to the ridiculous assertion made by the Seattle Public Schools in 2019, where they alleged math was somehow racist because the schools didn’t prioritize the experiences of blacks and people of color in their curriculum.
“First math was a tool of white supremacy. Now it’s exercise. Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression.”
First math was a tool of white supremacy.
Now it's exercise.
Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression.
— Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) December 29, 2022
Eveeything it white supremacy, math, roads, expecting kids to behave, exercise, obesity, religion, republicans, libertarians, police, books, education. Freedom of speech, gun rights. This rhetoric is being pushed by a hate group that is using everything to target white people
— K s (@Ks59960576) January 1, 2023
One tweet compared the stupidity of the Scientific American article with TIME:
“So yesterday was a @TIME article explicating the ‘white supremacist roots of exercise.’
“Now @sciam [Scientific American Journal] suggests a concern for obesity in black women is inherently racist. What’s next? Proper nutrition is a KKK plot? The Nazi roots of concern for handwashing?”
Just another example of Time mag being a useless rag. Time needs to sold next to the Natl Inquirer & Star. No offense to the Natl Inquirer. At least they get things right sometimes
— MyBrainHurts (@MyBrainHurts15) January 1, 2023
Back to Petrzela, who makes such brilliant observations such as:
“How did U.S. exercise trends go from reinforcing white supremacy to celebrating Richard Simmons?” and then circling over to exercise in the United States being “totally part of a white supremacy project.”
“They [early 20th century fitness enthusiasts] said we should get rid of corsets, corsets are an assault on women’s form, and that women should be lifting weights and gaining strength. At first, you feel like this is so progressive.
“Then you keep reading, and they’re saying white women should start building up their strength because we need more white babies.”
She posits that because this was written while the US was undergoing a lot of immigration and being shortly after the emancipation of slaves (which occurred over 50 years before), that somehow made it “totally part of a white supremacy project.”
Here is an example of white supremacists using exercise:
— Russell Smith (@RASmith9) January 1, 2023
Some of her other claims to fame was a recently released book called “Fit Nation: The Pains & Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession.”
TIME inserting itself into the culture wars is nothing new. In 2020, the publication was eviscerated for comparing comic book heroes to racist police officers, whereby they compared superheroes such as Batman and Spiderman to “vigilante, hero-complex white cops who only pretend to protect minorities.”
This of course just adds to the list of bizarre examples of racism cited by outlets from CNN to the Washington Post and others. The list of racist things now includes Daylight Savings Time, the lottery, and even Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
All roads lead to "White Supremacy", and virtues are now called "Aspects of White Culture". It's insanity pic.twitter.com/7OGpMcdXsM
— mag steel (@magsteel2) December 30, 2022
You cannot make this stuff up.
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