I subscribe to various financial websites that help me figure out what I want to do with my money. I'm on a personal finance blog and today's topic is "Small Luxuries" where we are to discuss which luxury are we able to maintain in this declining economy. One of the commenters (I hesitate to say she's a cawk stay at home mom, but I digress) left this little nugget in her comment:

I love Food Therapy (and I completely believe this is why so many poor people are over weight).


Is she serious? Surely I'm not the only one that sees irony in her statement. I'm all about expressing opinions and all, but let's look at this a little further.

Poor people are just that--poor. It's not likely they have enough money to gorge themselves with enough food to become overweight simply because....

...they don't have any damn money.

When your cash is low healthy options are few. It's cheaper to buy 10 for $10 Pasta Roni than it is to purchase a pould of chicken breast that may not feed your whole family. I'm won't even go off about the rotten (literally) produce offered in grocery stores that disservice the low income communities they proudly "serve". Go to another store? Not likely if you don't have your own transportation or cab fare.

So why are poor people overweight? Not because they're lovin themselves down with food; however because in 2008, they still receive the scraps from massa's table, that's why.

That's white privilege for you, wallowing in the stench of ignorance.

11.October.2008    02:18 PM     Commments: 0

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