CNN says stupid stuff regularly. It’s kind of like their modus operandi. This, of course, is to be expected when you sell your soul, ditch all forms of journalistic integrity, and become a propaganda producer for the Democratic Party. And while the list of dumb things posted in articles from the news outlet is too numerous to list, we can get a feel for how awful they are by looking at their recent comments about Daylight Savings Time.
Before we go any further, I would like to say that I feel Daylight Savings Time is ridiculous. It serves absolutely no purpose and provides no real benefit for anything other than to screw everybody up twice a year. The problem with CNN has nothing to do with thinking negatively about DST. The problem is that they think it’s bad because it’s racist, which, like DST itself, is absurd.
According to a report from TheBlaze, CNN health reporter Jacqueline Howard posted up an article called, “Daylight Savings Time sheds light on lack of sleep’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.”
Daylight Savings Time 'disproportionately' impacts 'communities of color,' insists CNN article https://t.co/W6VbACMsNP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 26, 2022
This doozy of an article kicks off by saying, “As the United States rolled back the clocks one hour this month to observe the end of Daylight Saving Time, many people got a bit more sleep than usual – but some not as much as others.”
“Growing evidence shows that lack of sleep and sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, remain more prevalent in black, Asian, and Hispanic or Latino communities, and these inequities can have long-term detrimental implications for physical health, even raising the risk of certain chronic diseases,” Howard argues.
She then goes on to say, “some sleep researchers worry about the potential effects that continuing to change standard time twice each year may have on sleep health inequities.”
Howard quoted Chandra Jackson, a researcher and epidemiologist who works for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
“Poor sleep is associated with a host of poor health outcomes, including obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, including of the breast and colon,” Jackson – who has been conducting research on racial and ethnic disparities in sleep — stated. “Many of these health outcomes are more prevalent in the black population.”
Howard continues her insanity by alleging that “‘people of color appear to disproportionately experience’ inequities in sleep health compared to white people. Without citing a source, Howard declares that people of color suffer sleep inequalities because it’s ‘believed to be largely due to social systems in the United States.'”
The piece then claims that “many social and environmental determinants of health,” like living conditions and work schedules that aren’t conducive to a good night of sleep, are caused by, wait for it, “historical and persistent forms of structural racism.”
Is anyone else laughing hysterically? There are plenty of poor white people who also have to work ridiculous hours. Unfortunately, that’s a part of life, especially when you are trying to claw your way out of poverty. You must do whatever it takes to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. You aren’t meant to stay on the low rung of the ladder. Many of these kinds of jobs is to get a foot in the door. It’s up to you whether or not you advance, and that has everything to do with job performance and nothing to do with skin color.
Jackson seems to think that health inequality comes from the “totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, wages, benefits, credit, media, health care, and criminal justice.”
The researcher then makes a reference to the 2020 shooting deaths of both Breonna Taylor and George Floyd’s grandniece due to the fact they were shot when they were asleep. Jackson makes the claim that America’s “systems of structural racism” can “cultivate conditions that make such incidents more likely to happen in black communities.”
Jackson admits, “More research on the causes of disparities in sleep is needed. Essentially anything that produces physical and psychological stress is a threat to sleep health, and these stressors tend to be more prevalent in black communities.”
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