Racism linked to weight gain, Boston researchers say
Oh, dear -- some readers already think I made up a character named Ed Sebesta as an all-too-easy target, and now here I am passing on a story that claims white racism causes black fat cells to expand. But it's true -- I swear:
Perceptions of racism -- from being treated with suspicion in a store to unfairness in employment or housing -- can heighten stress levels and affect health, research has shown. A new study from Boston University links these smoldering signs of racism to weight gain in black women, suggesting a possible explanation for the their higher obesity rates compared to white women.
Yvette Cozier, an epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at BU, led a survey of more than 43,000 women enrolled in the long-running Black Women's Health Study. Writing in the June issue of Annals of Epidemiology, she and her co-authors describe participants' reports on their weight, body mass index, and perceptions of racism.
I can hear the critics now: This is another "news" story that can't possibly be true. For one thing, everyone knows there's no racism is Bahh-ston. Besides, if this were true, how can we explain the number of overweight whites?
All joking aside, this is clearly another dishonest attempt to utilize "science" to support the ruling ideology. That ideology, conceived as a means to exert ever-expanding power over a gullible and increasingly docile population, says all people are equal, and all perceived inequality is explained by the racism of the white majority. Only the benign power of government can cure these injustices, so any opposition to expanding the government's reach is based on irrational hatred and ignorance.
There can only be one result of politically correct nonsense like this being peddled as science, and we have a pretty good historical example suggesting the consequences. Soviet researcher Trofim Lysenko cooked up a theory of agronomics that seemed to validate Marxist egalitarianism under Stalin. His theory that environment trumps genetics became official dogma, and dissidents often lost jobs, or worse. Lysenkoism set back Soviet agricultural production for decades.
Similarly, the DC empire's policies are determined by its official egalitarian ideology, which is sabotaging the education of millions of young people, as well as flooding our nation with Third-World colonists. It also provides the philosophical underpinning of DC's "affirmative action" home loan fiasco, as well as its aggressive foreign policy, which seeks to liberate the planet. And we all know how those have worked out for us.
By their fruits you shall know them.