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Friday, 6 March 2015

Three Meals a Day is Racist


Well, now I think U have read it all folks. According to a liberal writer at MotherJones.com Kiera Butler, who is a senior editor at the site the concept of having threes square meals a day is a racist one. Instead of making her point using actual, you know, evidence about quantities, metabolic rates and exercise as health issues, she decided to use the race card instead.  :

Historian Abigail Carroll, author of the book Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, explained to me that the the thrice-daily eating schedule goes back at least as far as the Middle Ages in Europe. [1] When European settlers got to America, they also imported their meal habits: a light meal—maybe cold mush and radishes—in the morning, a heavier, cooked one midday, and a third meal similar to the first one later in the day. They observed that the eating schedule of the native tribes was less rigid—the volume and timing of their eating varied with the seasons. Sometimes, when food was scarce, they fasted. The Europeans took this as "evidence that natives were uncivilized," Carroll explained to me in an email. "Civilized people ate properly and boundaried their eating, thus differentiating themselves from the animal kingdom, where grazing is the norm." (So fascinated were Europeans with tribes' eating patterns, notes Carroll, that they actually watched Native Americans eat "as a form of entertainment.") 



 
You will note that her little article says nothing about how the life spans of the natives was greatly increased after the arrival of the Europeans due not in small part to the cooking techniques brought with them. 

And as Tim Blumer over at Newsbusters.org pointed out:
"Meanwhile, as people of all races, creeds and colors engaged in all these absolutely unhealthy eating habits causing life-threatening levels of indigestion, life expectancy at birth for whites somehow managed to rise from 50 years at the beginning of the 20th century (a rough average 48.23 years for males and 51.08 years for females) to 79 years in 2011 (roughly averaging 76.3 years and 81.1 years for males and females, respectively).

Additionally, despite pervasive, nonstop oppression by cruel, greedy, almost exclusively male white capitalist pigs who unilaterally imposed these eating regimens on their hapless victims, average life expectancies for nonwhites rose from 34 years to 75 years during that same period.

In other words, as these racist mealtime regimens took hold, the absolute gap between white and nonwhite life expectancies narrowed by 12 years (from 16 years to 4 years) and the percentage gap narrowed by 27 points (from 32 percent to just over 5 percent) in roughly 110 years."

So naturally you can see that the racist white capitalist male pigs only helped with that increase in lie expectancy because they would then be able to milk and oppress the poor and downtrodden noble savages for a longer period of time right?

It physically pains me when I see something like this in print. By all means attack out preconceived notions about eating 3 times a day only and propose an alternative method in the interests of health. But why do people feel the need to include race into everything? 

The original article can be found here - Source

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