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Jun 20 2018

WaPo: A Good Night’s Sleep Is White Privilege

Psychopathological racial self-hatred elevated to the status of a religion has created a truly grotesque ideology, according to which even getting a good night’s sleep is a manifestation of the mythical concept of “white privilege” — as we are instructed by a featured article in the Washington Post:

According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to have insomnia, sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness. In addition, they spend 15 percent of their night in deep sleep (considered the most restorative phase), compared with Caucasians’ 20 percent.

Lauren Hale, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University, calls the sleep gap “a matter of social justice” …

You might be wondering: Even if it’s true that blacks aren’t as good at sleeping as they are at perceiving imaginary oppression, what does this have to do with social justice?

The answer is that to college professors, everything has to do with social justice. Fordham University psychology professor Tiffany Yip sets out to prove that like all other bad things, poor sleep is caused by racism.

To study the sleep gap among adolescents, Yip recruited 146 participants from five public high schools in New York City. For two weeks a year, the freshmen self-reported their sleep length and quality, as well as their experiences of discrimination.

Adolescents were chosen because they are…

…sensitive to discrimination, whether it’s a major traumatic event, such as not getting fair housing, or whether it’s a more mundane event, sometimes called a microaggression, such as an African American being complimented for being “very articulate.”

How are you supposed to sleep after someone has microaggressed by calling you articulate?

Both kinds of discrimination negatively impact sleep, which, Yip explains, starts a negative feedback loop. Chronic sleepiness can make it more difficult for teenagers to regulate their emotions, which sharpens the blow of discrimination, further disturbing their rest. In that regard, Yip thinks of sleep as a “biological mechanism” that links stressors, such as discrimination, with more tangible outcomes, such as weaker academic performance or more frequent symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Finally, the attempt by racists to link weaker academic performance to lower IQ has been debunked. Now we know that bad grades are caused by an inability to sleep due to having been called articulate.

Fully closing the sleep gap would require addressing all of the societal factors that have created it, such as structural racism…

The cure for “structural racism” is still more privileged treatment for its supposed victims. But no matter how much favoritism is granted to pampered persons of politically preferred pigmentation, it will never be enough to satisfy the moonbat social engineers who earn six-figure salaries excreting pernicious bosh like Tiffany Yip’s study.

After several years, I’m still waiting for the “sleep is racist” crowd to draw a correlation between a hard day’s work and a good night’s sleep.

On a tip from Varla.




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