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It's not only colorstruck and intraracist (is that a word?) for them to make these comments, but weirdly sexist and territorial. Oh and W. Kamau Bell's wife is white, so why would he care he "owns" Lupita? Hypocrite.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Can We Please Stop with the Black Woman Fetish Hysteria?
Exactly. For someone to cuss out her mom like she did in that voicemail...that wasn't the first time she'd disrespected her like that. The parents wanted to be best friends and not parents, probably her while life. These are the kids in those stories where someone's house was broken into and destroyed for a party and nobody was punishe, or some kid kills a family driving drunk and only gets a cushy stint in rehab.
She should get her father's friend to pay her expenses since she's more than likely screwing him.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Rachel Canning, Girl Suing Her Parents for College Tuition Just Might Be a Sociopath
@stephanie88 "Then he mentioned how his mother said something about going on this date and to not pay for everything."
Sounds like Mom was afraid of his dates cutting into her share!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Lessons From The Hubster: What You Get With a Guy Who Wants to Go Dutch on the First Date
What the hell is wrong with her?!?! There is a difference between provocateur and just shocking, ignorant hate speech. YOU KNOW if a black woman was Roseanne's size, exhibited her crassness, or said some of the things she says about men and patriarchy, Tommy and his bitter, brain-dead followers would absolutely lambaste her. These Internet "activists" like him are so desperate for validation, esp. from all the wrong corners. Did he ever watch her show? Listen to her podcast? Read her book? Check out her platform during the presidential election? This man is going to sit up here and act like a multi-millionaire white woman comedian from Utah--who's lived on a Hawaiian nut farm the last decade--would know the FIRST THING about black men and women and their relationships???
I follow Kola Boof on Twitter and was actually about to purchase Roseanne's book because Kola endorsed her up and down for days. I mean she really went to bat for Roseanne, made her relevant again. I was happy to hear Kola as a guest on Roseanne's show, and looked forward to future collaboration between them...now I think Roseanne's just trying to drum up ratings for her show and her only loyalty lies with her bank account. She may even be perversely entertained by the BW vs. BM Internet wars. The worst part is that Sotomayor is grinning from ear to ear in anticipation of his Hollywood come-up. Who wants to turn on the TV and be bombarded by his racist, sexist rants all the time? Who wants that to go mainstream in America?
He's like the slave that went and told Massa the others were planning to escape.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Roseanne Barr is Running for President, and She Thinks Siding With Known Black-Woman Haters Will Get Her the Black Vote.
3 weeks ago on …And This Man Calls Himself a “Prophet,” While Condemning Interracial Families.
Oh and Wolfgang Puck, the original celebrity chef.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Video: “Black Women Get a Special Kind of Shade,” Says Me, Talking to Tom Joyner TV
Another BW/WM power couple to add to the list: Nicole Avant and Ted Sarandos. She's ambassador to the Bahamas and he's a Netflix executive. They have both Hollywood and D.C. on lock.
Sick. Sad. Disgusting. Pathetic. Racist. AND POISONOUS: http://www.naturalnews.com/022893_skin_dangers_products.html
1 month, 2 weeks ago on “Clutch/The Frisky” Nails It With Their Critique of ‘Whitenicious’
Git it girl!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year Old Record in the U.K.
@MaggieGreen Yes, her and Gabrielle Union.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Ciara Gets the Ring: Joins #TeamBabyMomma of B-List Urban Producer With Child Support Issues
@Christelyn @Brenda55 Looks like green goddess salad dressing. Yum.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Fall In Love with Kale. It Makes Your Hair Grow.
@Amazing Grace Exactly. He's telling her right there that he's incapable of a genuine relationship and that she shouldn't expect much from him.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on QOTW: “Is My Long-Distance Relationship a Big, Fat, Fake?”
Looks like their hard work paid off. Sasheer will be joining the cast of SNL in a couple of weeks! http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/snl-adds-sasheer-zamata-first-black-female-cast-member-in-years-1201031850/
2 months ago on New Web Series: The Pursuit of Sexiness
@Brenda55 @Maxine You're welcome Brenda!
2 months, 1 week ago on New Study Suggests Black Women Have a Harder Road to Weight Loss Than White Women
@vthewriter @Maxine The way I see it many people are criticizing aspects of the study that we know nothing about or are criticizing it for conclusions it did not come to. Unless you pay for access, the only thing we can read online is the abstract. People are saying there's holes in a study when they've only read the summary of it.
Yes it's true there's a high level of genetic diversity in Africa. But the overwhelming majority of blacks from the Western Hemisphere are descended from the same Bantu (language/ethnic group) people in Western and Central Africa. The catch is that race is self-reported, so women identifying themselves as black probably do have non-African genes. But in this case any European genes they had weren't enough to yield results that matched the Caucasian group.
The study team did not have any grad students; it consisted of PhDs in endocrinology and MDs. The lead author, director of the stable isotope lab, said that they assumed people with the same weight would have the same energy requirements, and wanted to figure out why the African-American women weren't losing as much weight. I think people unhappy with this article got the impression they started with the notion "Why are black women so big" or "Let's study differences in black and white women's weights." No--they found a glitch in the way they believed weight loss worked and those differences happened to fall along racial lines, so they followed up to see why. I'd be interested to know the reasons why energy requirements were different for the two groups. It can tell us a lot about all human beings and the way we should be eating.
This was funded by the PA Dept of Health. I'm a lot less suspicious of that then if it were funded by a drug manufacturer with the intent to sell diet pills.
Frankly I'm surprised people aren't relieved there's evidence out there that goes against the stereotypes that black women are heavier because they just don't like healthy food, have bigger appetites, lack the discipline and will power to eat right and exercise, or just don't value their health or physical appearance.
I feel like I need to defend not only why this is a useful post, but clinical research itself:
1. Studies start small, and with statistically significant results, secure funding to go bigger. Conducting a five-year study with 2000 subjects of every humanly possible ethnicity from the get-go...not happening.
2. The study isn't saying black women are the fattest women, or desire to be fat, are predestined always to be fat, or that their fat is solely their fault. It's saying that among women who were ALREADY "severely obese," African-American women loss seven pounds less than Caucasian women over six months due lower energy requirements.
3. The study did not jump to the conclusion that all or most African-American women have difficulty losing weight based on these 39 subjects. Two groups were identical in physical activity and calorie intake, yet reached different results. From there you'd ask why, what one thing is different between the groups when everything else is equal? This study didn't start with a very negative, highly subjective hypothesis and THEN look for evidence trying to prove that hypothesis. Case in point the 'why are black women the least attractive' crap in Psychology Today.
4. Suppose black women were totally left out of any kind of research for fear of being cast in a bad light. There goes valuable information in other health-related areas, like hypertension, breast cancer, bone marrow donations, depression, drug sensitivities, etc. where racial differences do exist. Ignorance is not bliss.
@tosinubi This particular study used 39 African-American women but the article says "several studies" suggest the same conclusion.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Study Suggests Black Women Have a Harder Road to Weight Loss Than White Women
@BrittanyW @tosinubi It was six months.
@CS @Maxine Fortunately the study that Christelyn cited says the difference between the two groups of women after six months was only seven pounds. Would be interested to know whether they'd even up in a longer study. I can hope.
Yeah, makes sense to me too. White bread/white sugar products have wreaked havoc among Native American and Hispanic people as well. Populations adapted in different climates with different food sources. America's diet is bad but it's still closer to European food (bread, sugar, dairy) than Asian or African food.
Something else to consider--as far as very recent ancestry--is that many people died through starvation or sickness during the Middle Passage. If you're of African descent in America, you likely come from people that had the strongest immune systems but also the best ability to hold onto fat and calories. The Spanish and Portuguese slavers may have operated differently than the English, so I can't speak on blacks from Latin America.
I don't think there's anything negative about this study or that it's anything that we need to be defensive about. Same way we as women need to work harder to lose weight than men. I'm actually glad to have one more reason, backed by science, to put down the bagel and pick up a salad.