Oh my goodness gracious!
I think I’ve heard everything now.
In a round (no pun intended) table discussion, the ladies were discussing why they were obese and why it wasn’t their fault.
Actually, that’s not totally fair.
The first lady was taking accountability for her own actions, and then the maroon-shirt lady chimed in that she didn’t think it was all her fault and then she started listing off all the things causing her to be obese….at the top of the list, Trump and Racism.
Yes, for real.
Watch it for yourself:
The comments on YouTube were NOT kind to maroon-shirt lady:
And please note Cachet Reed appears to be a black woman.
She's 100% right.
You don't get to be so obese just in the 3 years Trump has been in office.
And what do we have here?
ANOTHER black woman saying how ridiculous this is:
Yup, and another!
Here's more from LaCorte News:
A Rutgers University professor linked President Trump's policies and racism in the U.S. to African American women's obesity issues during an appearance on "Black Women OWN the Conversation” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The story: Brittney Cooper, a gender studies professor, argued that the lack of access to necessary health care and the stress black women experience because of discrimination affects their metabolism and enhances the struggles they face when trying to lose weight.
“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. We are living in the Trump era. And look, those policies kill our people," said Cooper.
"You can’t get access to good health care, good insurance. It's literally that the racism that you're experiencing and the struggle to make ends meet actually means the diet don't work for you the same," she added.
In detail: Cooper told Campus Reform that she was citing a 1990 research and denied blaming the current administration's policies.
“I wasn’t making an argument about Trump admin policies and weight. Dr. Arline Geronimus’ research from the 1990s argues pretty convincingly that black women have physiological stress responses to racial stimuli and this affects our long term health. I was citing this body of work and the president’s status as a racially polarizing figure that contributes to issues of racial stress for people of color," she said.