- Nov 4, 2009
Hey, didn't know you were part Asian :awe:I'd agree that the "racist" charge is a bit much and I'm not feeling the angst either, however look at this:
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.
Actually, now that I think about it, Fat black people are in fact very racist. It is a conspiracy by white people to make black people less threatening. Fat people are always less scary than regular sized people. The size increase slows speed and chances of getting shivved in the back of the woods.