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Date: 01/30/12 09:55 AM

66 Responses to Why You So Racist, Health Text Book? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Link: Why You So Racist, Health Text Book? - Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Now that`s some funny sh*t.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:06 am
    citations and evidence please.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:06 am
    This is not racist, it`s merely stating a fact which actually pays compliment to North American Black women... Being anorexic is not a good thing.
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    antarctica55 Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:07 am
    I don`t see anything racist about this. It`s just a statistic. Unless I`m missing something in the picture...
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:09 am
    statement of facts is now racist? Tsk, Tsk, Tsk
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Facts = racism.
  8. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Racial profiling.
    It`s not inherantly racist. Sometimes it`s just fact.
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    UDUMASS Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:20 am
    IAB needs to look up the definition of the word racist
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    jsc3197 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:24 am
    This is a stastic, not racism.
    Blacks have sickle cell anemiam more than whites too.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:24 am
    IAB needs to look up the definition of the word racist

    Maybe you need to look up the word sarcasm.
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    forestq Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Exactly. It`s a dang good thing! You go girls! You`re better than me!
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:44 am
    Well, if it`s true, it`s true.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Not when you eat a lot of fatback.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Flibmeister~ Crack doesn`t count, so just open your eyes next time you drive through the gut.
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    C_Frost Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:01 am
    @ dromed

    you and i a b both need a dictionary

    sar·casm noun

    1. harsh or bitter derision.
    2. a sharplyironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark:
  17. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Socially, anytime a fact shows an unpleasant side to any "people of color" it`s called racism. You can throw that out there and the person citing fact has to go on the defensive.

    Example, blacks and hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school and go to jail for violent crimes. But if I say that, I must be a racist.

    However, any statistic that shows a negative side to white people is just more proof of the plight of "people of color" in the US. Double standard? Of course. But it`s our own fault for putting up with PC politics a decade ago.

    That`s why I call myself a racist. I figure I`m gonna be called that anyway, so I might as well own it.
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    herpaderp062 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:03 am
    They might be better than you forestq, but they aren`t better looking. Damn, you`re pretty hot in a feels-sorry-for-herself kinda way.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
    North American black women tend to have darker skin color. I`m so racist.
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    savagemonkey Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:32 am
    "Example, blacks and hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school and go to jail for violent crimes. But if I say that, I must be a racist."

    Only if you imply that the frequency you indicate is based solely on the basis of their race and ignore the fact that whites from similar socioeconomic backgrounds drop out of high school and go to prison at similar rates.

    Its not saying, "This happens." That makes you racist. Its saying, "This happens because you`re black/hispanic/Asian/whatever." Or, if you happen to base your opinion on what people of other cultures are like based on hearsay and popular culture (movies, music, etc) rather than being around said person who is different.

    Another statistic is that the people who are most rarely around people of differing skin color/culture/background are generally also the most intolerant and judgemental of them.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:49 am
    what?
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:52 am
    Not racist, just hilarious!
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    grapehead Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    less likely to be emo chicks
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Anorexia should actually be removed from the DSM-IV TR as a disorder and be reclassified as a cultural bound syndrome.

    Anorexia is RARELY ever seen outside of highly industrialize nations and is usually prevelant only among whites, mostly female.

    However, because the DMS is mostly consructed by health professional from the US and Europe, it is classified as if it belongs on the normal spectrum of disorders.

    so why does this matter? it clearly demonstrates that we cannot take a long hard look at our own crap but we are pretty good at looking at other cultures crap and labeling it "culturally bound" instead of mainstream disorder.

    anyone else here that is also a therapist or mental health worker (I am the latter) will understand what I am getting at.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Savagemonkey, LA has a 50% drop out rate for black male students. White male or asian males students in the same schoold districts don`t drop out as frequently. So why am I a racist to say that? I am not saying it`s because they are black, maybe it`s a social/cultural thing? Maybe it`s not. I don`t know.

    But I do know, no problem ever got solved by ignoring it. Not satisfactorily anyway. Ignore cancer and that problem solves itself, you just don`t like the end result. It`s the same in a society... Ignore fact or dance around it and you only aid the problem.
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    It would only be considered racist if it read, "Anorexia seldom occurs in North American Black Women. . .obviously!"
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Something tells me that isn`t a health text book.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Facts are not racist. Fail post.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Jamie76: The DSM-IV has lately been used as a political tool as well. Since Homosexuality was reclassified, Pedophilia ha been classified as one of the several paraphilia mental disorders instead of the criminal behavior that it really is.

    This just illustrates the trend toward `normalizing` disorders, following the footsteps of homosexuality. The DSM, is no longer an honest representation of the true state of psychology, it`s a political football now, being rushed toward the `normalization` end zone.
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    crash665 Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    In what universe are proven scientific facts racists?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    "Since Homosexuality was reclassified, Pedophilia ha been classified as one of the several paraphilia mental disorders instead of the criminal behavior that it really is."

    Mental disorders and criminal behavior are not mutually exclusive. I would say that anyone who is a pedophile is sick in the head, and suffering from a mental disorder. As long as the courts don`t say that they are not guilty by reason of mental defect, I`m fine with it being a mental disorder.

    My political motivation would actually be the other way around. If the courts think that it being a mental disorder make them not guilty by reason of mental defect, then I would say politics should keep it from being a mental disorder.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    "Example, blacks and hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school and go to jail for violent crimes. But if I say that, I must be a racist."

    If you say JUST that, then yes, you are a racist.

    However, if you can provide statistics which show that Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to drop out of high school and go to jail for violent crimes than other races in the same social and economic groupings, then you are not a racist.

    For example, take a look at an imaginary study of families living in the Western New York area (USA) with an average family income between $15,000 and $20,000. Let`s pretend that it shows that 25% of Blacks in the group will drop out of school, while only 5% of Whites in the same group will drop out of school. It wouldn`t be racist to say that for this group of people, Blacks are 5 times more likely to drop out of school. (PLEASE REMEMBER--THIS IS A MADE UP STUDY!)

    I hope you see the difference here, because
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    ...fail
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    @CrakrJak, You can`t "normalize" a disorder. They may be trying to clarify it as being a "natural occuring" disorder, but disorders are by definition not normal.

    OT, it`s talking about Anorexia as an eating-disorder. That`s not remotely the same as insinuating that there are no skinny or even healthy weight African-American women.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    It seems nobody is capable of having their cheap laugh and moving on anymore.
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    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    How the hell is this racist? it`s a fact.
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    djlazar Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Why you so stupid, I Am Bored?
  38. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Ruffiana: They `normalized` homosexuality in 1973 and are trying to normalize gender-identity disorder, sexual sadism and pedophilia now.

    Many professionals warned that this would happen, but liberals scoffed at it as `slippery slope` fallacy. Well, we are at the tipping point now, about to make the big slide down into societal degradation and the liberals are still living in denial.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    I don`t understand why this is racist. Anorexia primarily impacts Caucasian, Hispanic, or Asian-American women, and is extremely rare among African-American women or males of any race.
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    schecter4 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    This isn`t racist. Its stating a fact.

    1 out of every 3 black males ages 18-35 is involved in the correctional system on some point.

    That isn`t racist, thats just true. Some times facts, while not fun, are still just facts. The fact in the picture isn`t even a bad one. Having low prevalence of anorexia is a good thing for any population.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    [quote">citations and evidence please.[/quote">

    American Journal of Psychiatry, 2003

    That`s a link. Read the abstract for yourself.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    I can` believe how completely ignorant and thoughtless this textbook is. As we dawn upon Black History Month, let`s remember how far we`ve gotten since the days of slavery, and how small minor details like this textbook, brings back the hate from that era.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    I think the only way this could be racist was if it said, "N-word bitches don`t have anorexia because those bitches eat a LOT of KFC" And they had a picture of 5 fat naked greased-up black ladies eating KFC. Rule 34.
  44. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    To those of you that think this is racist:

    “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs.”

    - Booker T. Washington, 1901
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    how is this racist? its a statistic...how can statistics be racists...lol wtf?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    I want a grant to test the efficacy of fried chicken on weight gain.
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Well, Its not racist if its an actual fact!
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    @Crakrjack
    Well poo, drat me and paint me blue, iI actually agree with you.
    Hell must have frozen over.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    @Crakrjack
    Ok, I read the rest of your comments down.
    It`s amazing how you can go from normal to retarded in less than a paragraph.
  50. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Edgarska19: One of these days you might realize how much wool is being pulled over your eyes, but by then it will likely be to late.
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    How is that racist? If anorexia seldom occurs among North American black women, are we not supposed to talk about that? Cultural factors are important in figuring out how to treat illnesses, physical and psychological.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2012 at 12:04 am
    Scientific facts aren`t racist... people who interpret them as such ARE.

    I recently took part in a big health survey, here in Amsterdam. One of the researchers told me she was leaving for Suriname to study the local population (who make up a huge part of Dutch citizens, over here in the Netherlands). She told me that black people from Suriname are prone to heart disease, but Hindu-Surinamese have higher rates of cardiovascular disease...

    The more we know, the more we can do to make people around the world more healthy
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    January 31, 2012 at 1:00 am
    If you think it`s racist, you`re racist.
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    St3ppenwolf Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2012 at 5:34 am
    how can statistics be racist?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2012 at 6:05 am
    If the book said:
    `Anorexia seldom occurs among North American white women`, would it still be racist?
    I strongly suspect that you are a closet/latent racist that makes stupid remarks in an attempt to hide or disguise your true feelings.
    Usually people like you start a sentence with:
    `I`m not a racist, but...`
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 31, 2012 at 6:51 am
    how can statistics be racist?
    Because liberals say they are.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 7:01 am
    I don`t think it`s racist, but I find it questionable because they /had to/ make that a caption for a picture with 2 overweight black women (and one average weight). It`s like saying "this is our proof for this statistic". Poor choice imo because it turns the statistic into a joke.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2012 at 7:35 am



    @forestq
    Don`t be so hard on yourself.. I could make you feel beter!!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 7:52 am
    It`s not racist if it`s true.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am
    It`s not racist, but it`s still weird to point out.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 10:03 am
    I just did some quick researching, there are plenty of studies stating specifically that African women and other ethnicities are equally as likely to suffer from eating disorders.

    You guys are stereotyping.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    The black cure for anorexia.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Maybe it`s a women`s health book - maybe it`s a fact. Afterall, african americans do suffer significantly higher rates of coronary heart disease - but does that make it racist to point out? I know know, maybe that depends on the context. Either way, before you find out what that context is, shutup I-A-B.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    You know what, I realized immediately that I didn`t even need to say anything. You guys exceed my expectations yet again.
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    teknollag Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2012 at 4:10 am
    Stereotyping seldom occurs among North American textbooks.
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    SunThunder Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:08 am
    @teknollag, you are right, stereotyping seldom occurs among North American texbooks, they use regular typing.

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