Having trouble losing those extra pounds?—Blame it on racism and President Trump’s policies. Yes, it does sound ridiculous, but this professor from New Jersey thought she was right.
Appearing on “Black Women OWN the Conversation” that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Rutgers University women’s and gender studies professor, Brittney Cooper, talked about weight and stigma.
“I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate it because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create,” Cooper loudly gave her statement in a room of 100 black women. “We are living in the Trump era, and look, those policies kill our people. You can’t get access to good health care, good insurance.”
The audience in the room nodded heads to show their agreement. She went on to accuse public health practitioners or President Trump of “slowing down their metabolisms, which results in black women losing less weight and at a slower rate than white women.
“It’s literally that the racism that you’re experiencing and the struggle to make ends meet actually means the diet don’t [sic] work for you the same,” she increased her voice.
“I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate it, because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create.” – @ProfessorCrunk.
— Black Women OWN the Conversation (@BlackWomenOWN) September 16, 2019
But, could someone tell her that Obama created the insurance mess or maybe it’s those failed Democrat policies that are stressing them out?
Now, it’s even more dangerous when she is telling women that they bare no responsibility and have absolutely no control over their life. How many people will believe and go around repeating “racism” is keeping them from losing weight?
The fact is racism has nothing to do with obesity. Fat is nondiscriminatory. Obesity can be linked to illness, nutritional behavior, and socioeconomic status. A proper diet and regular exercise will benefit anyone.
Then, wonder why she’s fat? Guess Trump is feeding her food while she is sleeping.