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Anti-obesity linked to racism

1 year ago
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In the USA, they joke that not only black lives are important, but black wives are fat. Scientists say that it is, but obesity does not cause malnutrition, but racism


Black people, especially black women, are more likely to experience health problems than white people. In the United States, four out of five black women are obese. Doctors associate overweight black women with poor health. Anti-obesity campaigns are targeting black women.


 Increased attention to their weight is not news, it reflects racist ideas about the body of a black woman. Scientists who studied races three centuries ago argued that black women can reach sizes that white women never dreamed of. Allegedly, African men specially fed their wives so that they were as thick as possible. 

European newspapers persecuted stories about African holidays for feeding black women to the sizes that men want. Doctors at the end of the 19th century believed that black women and men were unable to control their "animal appetite" in food, drink and debauchery, and that they die early. All this was nothing more than the assumptions of Victorian scientists, they are not supported by any scientific data. 

The current view that black women’s diseases are due to weight is based on racist ideas. And in general, doctors say that fat people need to lose weight in order to solve health problems. But various studies show that stereotypes of obesity are responsible for some fat problems with health, which previously dumped overweight.

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A student got caught when he wrote racist notes to himself. 21-year-old student Martin from the University of Texas at Twitter posted photos and said that he found notes on his car with the words: “all lives matter”, “you have no place here” and a note with insults . 


The car at that time was on campus. The university was outraged by this fact and promised a reward of $ 1,200 to someone who would help find these "evil racists." 

However, when the guards and the police began to look at the video cameras from the parking lot, they noticed that near the victim’s car, none of the students stayed longer than a couple of seconds. 


But after studying, Martin himself came up with something white in his hands to the car from the driver’s side and from the passenger’s side, and then he took photographs. The police closed the case. But Martin disagrees. The guy is going to consult with his lawyer. Maybe he wants to sue the university?


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Swiss corporation Nestle will change the names of its three more brands due to the threat of accusations of racism.  About this writes Bloomberg.


 We are talking about Colombian sweets Beso de Negra ("Black Woman's Kiss"), as well as Australian Red Skins (redskin - the slang term for Native Americans in the USA, many consider the word offensive) and Chicos ("guys", the word chico can offend Latin Americans). 


 A Nestlé representative told the publication that the corporation is currently reviewing all of its 2 thousand brands and 25 thousand products.

 “It is necessary to ensure conditions under which none of what we do leads to the marginalization of our friends, neighbors and colleagues.  These names have an overtone, they do not correspond to Nestle’s values, which are based on respect, ”the company believes.

Earlier, Nestle had already announced its refusal to use the name Eskimo Pie.  The company felt that it offends the Eskimos.  The decision to change the names and logos of some brands amid escalating discussions about racism was previously reported by PepsiCo and Mars Inc.

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French cosmetics and perfumery manufacturer L’Oreal will no longer use the words “white”, “light” and “brighten” in the description of its products.  About this news with reference to the statement of the company writes The Guardian.


 “The L’Oreal group has decided to remove the words“ white / whitening ”,“ light / brighten ”from all products for skin care,” the manufacturer said.

 Previously, Unilever refused to use the words “light” and “white” on the labels, while Johnson & Johnson announced the termination of sales of cosmetics that make skin tone lighter.  Companies say that concepts impose a single standard of beauty, and do not want consumers to misinterpret product descriptions.


 Such decisions in L’Oreal and other companies were taken against the backdrop of mass protests after the murder of African-American George Floyd by the police and the development of the Black Lives Matter movement.  In early June, a post appeared in the L’Oreal Paris brand account on Instagram in support of the protesters and against racial inequality.  

After that, dark-skinned transgender model Munroe Bergdorf accused the company of hypocrisy: three years ago, L’Oreal terminated the contract with her after speaking about racism and the superiority of whites.  Then the parties reconciled: L’Oreal Paris invited the model to work as a consultant on diversity and inclusiveness in the UK.

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A case from March, similar to George Floyd's, has now come to light.  Manuel Ellis, a 32-year-old African-American, died, according to the autopsy, due to a respiratory arrest, following a physical constraint of the Tacoma police officers.


"What we learn from this video is that Manny Ellis not only said that 'I can't breathe,' but 'I can't breathe, sir,'" the lawyer for the victim's family told a news conference.


 The lawyer considers that “this clearly shows that he was struggling to breathe, but at the same time he was trying to remain respectful in the last moments of his life.  It is a sign that he was not the aggressive person presented by the police ".

 The man died due to a respiratory arrest, due to a physical constraint, the autopsy showed, revealing that the presence of methamphetamine in his body and a heart disease could have contributed to the death of this man, only 32 years old.


 The mayor of Tacoma, about 50 kilometers from Seattle, last week demanded that the four police officers involved in the case - currently on administrative leave - be expelled from the police and prosecuted.


 Police said they arrested Manuel Ellis for trying to "open the doors of vehicles in which occupants were."


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