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Black Women and Fat
New York Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | ALICE RANDALL

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:33:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. With $174 billion a year spent on diabetes-related illness in America and obesity quickly overtaking smoking as a cause of cancer deaths, it is past time to try something new.

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A facinating article. I have been on the sidelines wondering about our recent obesity epidemic and wondering what is causing it. I am sure there are many reasons, like a more sedentary work life in cubicles, play life on game consoles rather than outside, and junk packaged foods.

But I never would have suspected that for some people today, not hundreds of years ago, it is a deliberate cultural choice.

1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:33:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well, I can’t read the article as it’s behind a paywall - but let me hazard a guess that their proposed ‘solution’ depends on massive nanny state intervention.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I still don’t like the implied threat of force coming from the government, but perhaps Michelle Obama may be partly on the right track after all, if she is intending to be a good example for black women getting healthier.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Don’t get me started...


4 posted on 05/07/2012 8:38:19 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Vince Ferrer
I have been on the sidelines wondering about our recent obesity epidemic

There is no obesity epidemic. The media/left would like you to believe we have a crisis on our hands so they can tax you more. The reality is we are living longer than ever.

Black Women and Fat

I think they prefer the term "big boned".

5 posted on 05/07/2012 8:38:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: eclecticEel

I just click the link, I don’t have to pay.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 8:39:29 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
Mochelle's Food Police could be useful here, only allow food stamps for healthy food.
Chips and Twinkies should require real dollars.

I know, I know, fat chance.

7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:40:45 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Vince Ferrer

It’s easy living I think.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:41:18 PM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

If you click onto their site too many times they want you to pay and block you from reading for free.

(I think a good cookie cleaning may work though)


9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:42:38 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Seriously?

It’ the same reason many whites in the south are overweight.
Chicken and dumplings with Mac and Cheese.
Did I mention biscuits and country gravy?


10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:43:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Vince Ferrer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNpSWby1cwQ


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:45:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: eclecticEel
Well, I can’t read the article as it’s behind a paywall - but let me hazard a guess that their proposed ‘solution’ depends on massive nanny state intervention.

No, completely the opposite. She is not claiming victimhood at all, because it was her choice to begin with. This is a cultural thing, and she is encouraging black women to change the culture:

WE have to change. Black women especially. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks have 51 percent higher obesity rates than whites do. We’ve got to do better. I’ve weighed more than 200 pounds. Now I weigh less. It will always be a battle.

My goal is to be the last fat black woman in my family. For me that has meant swirling exercise into my family culture, of my own free will and volition. I have my own personal program: walk eight miles a week, sleep eight hours a night and drink eight glasses of water a day.

I call on every black woman for whom it is appropriate to commit to getting under 200 pounds or to losing the 10 percent of our body weight that often results in a 50 percent reduction in diabetes risk. Sleeping better may be key, as recent research suggests that lack of sleep is a little-acknowledged culprit in obesity. But it is not just sleep, exercise and healthy foods we need to solve this problem — we also need wisdom.

I expect obesity will be like alcoholism. People who know the problem intimately find their way out, then lead a few others. The few become millions.

12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:46:28 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Longbow1969
I think they prefer the term "big boned".

In the hood, the preferred term is "thick."

13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:46:35 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Vince Ferrer

You don’t get much exercise riding in “carts” at Walmart, or parking in handicapped spaces at the front door.

Handicapped spaces don’t mean “mentally handicapped”——

THERE! I SAID it.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:48:36 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: eclecticEel

15 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: mylife

Sounds like the MOther’s Day Brunch buffet I’m looking forward to enjoying.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:53 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Trailerpark Badass
In the hood, the preferred term is "thick."

True, I stand corrected.

17 posted on 05/07/2012 8:50:07 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: mylife

Is Fat Alice, Fat Albert’s sister?


18 posted on 05/07/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wierd how MSN has pictures of two caucasians as their obese examples.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Vince Ferrer

This thread is just dandy w/o pictures.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Fact is that many a Mom was proud to make good food from meager sources that would sustain her family.

It just so happens that these inexpensive comfort foods make folks fat.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 8:54:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well it’s obviously caused by white racism....


22 posted on 05/07/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Batman11

I have no idea.


23 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Vince Ferrer

One of the resons white on black rape is negligible?


24 posted on 05/07/2012 8:56:39 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Look behind the scenes, specifically at the greedy corporate Spandex makers.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Oh Man! I have been seriously stuffed at Georgia breakfasts lorded over by Georgia Mom’s


26 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Vince Ferrer

None of the governments business. Make sure everyone pays for their own crap and nobody would care.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 8:58:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mylife
Yep, they offered cheap calories for people who, just a generation or two ago, would have been burning every calorie they took in through the course of day's work/activity.

Sittin on your behind, it'll kill you.

29 posted on 05/07/2012 9:00:21 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Longbow1969
I think they prefer the term "big boned".

Doubleplus sized, Winston!

30 posted on 05/07/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Vince Ferrer

If a conservative paper came out with this I think they’d cry ‘racist’.


31 posted on 05/07/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Yup.


32 posted on 05/07/2012 9:01:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: sickoflibs

OUCH


33 posted on 05/07/2012 9:03:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; NFHale

I want to see what NFH says about those ta-ta’s. You know he has a thing about them ? LOL


35 posted on 05/07/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

LOL!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 05/07/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BitWielder1
fat chance

"fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing.

Just making an observation.

37 posted on 05/07/2012 9:14:13 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Mortrey
You don’t get much exercise riding in “carts” at Walmart, or parking in handicapped spaces at the front door.

My 91 year old arthritic mother refuses to use one. She says she, "doesn't want people to think she's lazy".

38 posted on 05/07/2012 9:17:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy
RE :”OUCH

Darn, Someone didn't appreciate an actual example picture of what this writer is talking about :#28

LOL

39 posted on 05/07/2012 9:28:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight.”

Really, 80% of black women are fat?

American women, I presume.

Is this statistic brought to us by the same people who told us Super Bowl Sunday leads to an increase in men beating their women?

Those who always tell us that there are who knows how many millions of homeless people (when a Republican is president) all of whom mysteriously disappear when a Democrat is in office?

[Think about it, don’t you think there has probably been some increase in homelessness during the past 4 years? Or at least the borderline homelessness such as moving in with friends and family that will become an outrageous outrage as soon as the big O is replaced by a Republican?]

Are these the same people who categorized Tom Cruise as “obese”?

Are these the same folks who said there would be an epidemic of heterosexual AIDS cases?

Do these numbers come courtesy of Dr. Mann and the Global Warmists?

Do these people think a fetus is not a human?

Because THOSE people are a bunch of liars and not to be believed on any subject, including which side of the sky the sun will rise on tomorrow.


40 posted on 05/07/2012 9:54:30 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Graybeard58

“fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing.”

I know, isn’t that weird?

It’s like “sanction” it can mean to approve or to censure.

English is a strange language!


41 posted on 05/07/2012 10:01:26 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Vince Ferrer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatopygia


42 posted on 05/07/2012 10:09:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Vince Ferrer

http://barclay1720.tripod.com/hist/paleo/buttocks.htm


43 posted on 05/07/2012 10:11:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Longbow1969
I think they prefer the term "big boned".

Or "big girls".

44 posted on 05/07/2012 10:28:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of "Skillets candy" when Obama shot him.)
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To: jocon307

“English is a strange language!”

Don’t get me started... I learned it when I came here as a teenager and when you don’t grow up with it from birth it’s even stranger.

Why is it “top-down” and “bottom-up”?

Why are words with identical spelling pronounced differently, e.g. wind, lead, bass, bow, etc

Why are words with different spelling pronounced the same?
Two, too, to, right, wright, rite, buy, by, bye, for, four, fore, etc.

And how the hell do you come up with pronouncing “one”, “won”?


45 posted on 05/07/2012 10:31:35 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Longbow1969
I think they prefer the term "big boned".

Or "big girls". 

"Fat chicks" is completely out of the question.

46 posted on 05/07/2012 10:36:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of "Skillets candy" when Obama shot him.)
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To: Vince Ferrer; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; All

ANYONE could post a completely appropriate and applicable video of Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' but you all know that I'm not just anyone LOL

BEHOLD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkJdEFf_Qg4/
48 posted on 05/07/2012 11:11:41 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: ebshumidors
One of the reasons white on black rape is negligible?

Reminds me of the guy in college who claimed the university hired the ugliest, fattest women they could find to do housekeeping in the men's dormitories for that very reason.

49 posted on 05/07/2012 11:26:21 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Baby got back.


50 posted on 05/07/2012 11:27:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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