Thank goodness for outlets like HuffPost that bring awareness to problems we honestly never would have even guessed existed. Raise your hand if you knew that the black community looks at eating healthy as a white people thing, and that has to change.
“You’ve got the dominant culture in the USA being white culture. And that white culture has taken the power to define all things good as white, and all things white as good. That definition of healthy eating is not an accurate depiction of eating healthy.” https://t.co/45hkxuUm4H
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 29, 2018
Just tell us what to do, HuffPost.
Healthy food has historically been less accessible to black Americans in a number of ways. So, does eating healthy have to be equated with eating like white people? According to a new generation of chefs, nutritionists, academics and patients, the answer is no.
Charmaine Jones, a Washington D.C.-based dietician who is black, penned a short paper earlier this year called “Do I Have To Eat Like White People?” that shared the dietary struggles of her clients, whom she describes as primarily low-income African-Americans on D.C. Medicaid.
Jones describes “white people food” as salads, fruits, yogurts, cottage cheeses and lean meats ― the standard low-fat, heart-healthy foods promoted by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
Damn white people and their…
*shuffles deck, pulls card*
Nutritional values https://t.co/stLwpKYNZH
— Deebo Portis (@Jaspr_Jonsn) August 29, 2018
“those darn white people and their…”
*flicks through book, stops at random page*
“healthy eating” pic.twitter.com/ViLOzL1Q1H
— Orwell & Goode 🇨🇱 (@OrwellNGoode) August 29, 2018
HuffPost: Health foods are perceived as “White People Foods” which is oppressive 🙈 pic.twitter.com/cpgMMMbK5W
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) August 30, 2018
‘White People Food’ Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health
A salad? IMPOSSIBLE!
— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) August 30, 2018
@kristenaiken worst article I’ve ever read. No one in in this world can possibly agree with this. I’m a minority myself and have never in my life said “I’m out of shape because I don’t eat enough white people food.” I can’t believe @HuffPost pays you to write this garbage.
— M_Drop (@belikemike27) August 29, 2018
Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly make everything about racism, then you go and prove me wrong! 😉
— MIKE S. (@MStrawn16) August 29, 2018
Sorry but this article is silly. A healthy diet is a healthy diet. Vegetables, less fat etc. You can adapt the same ingredients to your different tastes and emotional eating thing
— dre stella ⭐ (@dre_stella) August 29, 2018
Even food is racist! Wow real in-depth reporting @huffpost. Really making a difference in the world, one quality article at a time 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Jon H (@JonHamilt) August 29, 2018
White guilt article if ever I saw one. Shameful
— Real Scott Lemon (@ScottLemon5) August 29, 2018
So now dietary guidelines are racist?
— LillyBear (@LillyBear) August 29, 2018
Wow. Now food is racist. How many trivial things can HuffPost claim are racist or sexist? Stay tuned to find out
— TheEccentricHedgehog (@MCGFTW) August 29, 2018
Way to make racist issues out of food, can you get any more pathetic? Don’t answer that please….
— Wingnut ❌ (@Forkknifenspoon) August 29, 2018
Fat people are fat because of racist white people diets. Sigh.
— Jake (@Gremloins) August 29, 2018
Now there’s white eating?
— Jack Hipp (@jaywhip) August 29, 2018
What the hell is white person food? Are leafy greens and lean meats white person food? What kind of stupidity is this? Are you people completely intellectually bankrupt?
Also, please explain to me exactly how I eat, as a white person. I need a laugh.
— Kavellrist (@kavellrist) August 29, 2018
This is the stupidest thing I’ve read in a long time.
— Michael (@TexAgg04) August 29, 2018
So, now eating healthy is racist. Because 2018. What a time to be alive.
— Tibor Palencsar (@Vipera01) August 29, 2018
WOKE AF! Viral tweet calling grocery divider ‘racist’ may not be serious but HOLY COW the comments https://t.co/EogKI0Fs2R
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 20, 2018