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Its not my fualt your black kid is fat

nick1985

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Its because black people are poorer than whites, in general, and cannot afford healthy foods. Its been shown that cheap foods are extremely unhealthy. This should be no suprise.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Its because black people are poorer than whites, in general, and cannot afford healthy foods. Its been shown that cheap foods are extremely unhealthy. This should be no suprise.

Those who are poor have medicaid and they can choose to buy good food. When you see two shopping carts loaded up with junkfood and nothing else it's a pretty good clue that money isn't the issue. Besides if that was true then no one could get anything else, and many do.

This is a matter of choice.
 

highland145

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I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi.
 

fantolay

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Its because black people are poorer than whites, in general, and cannot afford healthy foods. Its been shown that cheap foods are extremely unhealthy. This should be no suprise.
They can get cable but not healthy food?

Maybe their brains are inferior and they don't understand any of the health announcements they see that emphasize good health and talk about how not to become obese.
 

highland145

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Those who are poor have medicaid and they can choose to buy good food. When you see two shopping carts loaded up with junkfood and nothing else it's a pretty good clue that money isn't the issue. Besides if that was true then no one could get anything else, and many do.

This is a matter of choice.
+1
 

Red Dawn

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They can get cable but not healthy food?

Maybe their brains are inferior and they don't understand any of the health announcements they see that emphasize good health and talk about how not to become obese.
I don't know, I look around when I'm out in public and seems to me that there are a hell of a lot of fat white kids too. Maybe it's that todays kids are just fat slobs, white, black or hispanic. Don't see too many fat Asian kids though.
 

ericlp

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damn, I remember when POOR people were actually SKINNY. I guess times have changed...
 

nick1985

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damn, I remember when POOR people were actually SKINNY. I guess times have changed...
Yeah, that was BEFORE poor people started getting government subsidized food stamps to get them mounds of unhealthy foods at the expense of the taxpayer.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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I don't know, I look around when I'm out in public and seems to me that there are a hell of a lot of fat white kids too. Maybe it's that todays kids are just fat slobs, white, black or hispanic. Don't see too many fat Asian kids though.
I'd agree although I know some chunky Asians. What you say pretty much backs up the OPs citation. Blaming fat black kids on racism is weak.
 

waggy

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Its because black people are poorer than whites, in general, and cannot afford healthy foods. Its been shown that cheap foods are extremely unhealthy. This should be no suprise.
I don't think the fact its more expensive (its really not) is what the issue really is. I think the fact its easyer to get kids to eat junk food then fruits and veggies.
 

Red Dawn

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I'd agree although I know some chunky Asians. What you say pretty much backs up the OPs citation. Blaming fat black kids on racism is weak.
I didn't get the racist charge from reading Michelle Obama's quotes. If I recall both her and her husband have actually been telling the black community to get their shit together and that's what I gathered from her quotes in that article. However I think it should include all of Americans no matter what race they are. It seems like they have no shame. If I see another teenage girl wearing low rise pants with her gut hanging out with a navel piercing I think I'll scream
 

heyheybooboo

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I don't think the fact its more expensive (its really not) is what the issue really is. I think the fact its easyer to get kids to eat junk food then fruits and veggies.
This.

I suspect few children are going to bed early these days for not eating their veggies.

I was forced to eat my Brussel sprouts as a child --- so should they :D




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MJinZ

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This.

I suspect few children are going to bed early these days for not eating their veggies.

I was forced to eat my Brussel sprouts as a child --- so should they :D




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Brussel sprouts with steak is actually quite awesome.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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I didn't get the racist charge from reading Michelle Obama's quotes. If I recall both her and her husband have actually been telling the black community to get their shit together and that's what I gathered from her quotes in that article. However I think it should include all of Americans no matter what race they are. It seems like they have no shame. If I see another teenage girl wearing low rise pants with her gut hanging out with a navel piercing I think I'll scream

I'd agree that the "racist" charge is a bit much and I'm not feeling the angst either, however look at this:

“We are living today in a time where we’re decades beyond slavery, we are decades beyond Jim Crow, when one of the greatest risks to our children’s future is their own health
I'm decades beyond the Trail of Tears too. If I were concerned about native american health issues I'd look pretty stupid bring that up, and yes I'm half Cherokee although I look as lily white as anyone and I have some pounds to loose. Shall I bring up my cultural history and that of others in that context?

There is access to good food and I applaud the efforts of anyone who encourages good choices, however once you bring in slavery you automatically bring in the cloud of past injustice. It's pandering at best and offering an excuse of "the Man keeps me down" by making the association.

People need to get beyond this and address today. Moreover, they need to stop using other people or their past for their poor decisions today. That would apply to white people, asians or the Cherokee if it was done.
 

alien42

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They can get cable but not healthy food?

Maybe their brains are inferior and they don't understand any of the health announcements they see that emphasize good health and talk about how not to become obese.
is my sarcasm meter broke or are you really wearing a white robe and pointy mask?
 

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