5 Ways That Racism Is Making Black People Fat

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A study conducted by Rutgers University–Newark found that minorities tend to be more obese because “racial micro aggressions” cause them to eat fast food and avoid exercise.

“When you are exposed to negative stereotypes, you may gravitate more toward unhealthy foods as opposed to healthy foods,” said Luis Rivera, the experimental social psychologist who conducted the study.

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