Study by Rutgers University psychologist claims minorities are obese because of racism

You just knew it had to be your fault, didn’t you Whitey? The only people ever responsible for anything bad are heartless, racist oppressors, also known as you. It’s now your fault when minorities eat junk food and don’t exercise. Katherine Timpf reports at National Review Online:

A study by Rutgers University – Newark claims that minorities are obese because racial microaggressions cause them to eat fast food and avoid exercise.

“When you are exposed to negative stereotypes, you may gravitate more toward unhealthy foods as opposed to healthy foods,” said Luis Rivera, the experimental social psychologist who conducted the study.

“You may have a less positive attitude toward watching your carbs or cutting back on fast food, and toward working out and exercising,” he explained.

Rivera said Hispanics who believed negative stereotypes about themselves were three times more likely to be overweight or obese — evidence that the obesity comes from believing the stereotypes.

Here’s a bulletin for Professor (I assume) Rivera: Other than Strasbourg geese, who have feeding tubes stuck down their gullets and are force fed to enlarge their livers, eating is a voluntary action for most creatures.  Telling people they are not responsible for their own and eating and exercise is guaranteed to perpetuate the problem by telling them they cannot remedy their own behavior.

Your tax dollars at work at this public university.

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