One of the left-wing lunatics who write for CNN has now declared that time is racist.
Well, Daylight Savings Time, anyway, according to a “health reporter.”
Jacqueline Howard noted that Daylight Savings Time can often disrupt sleep, throw off circadian rhythms and can contribute to general health problems. She went on to argue that since persons of color tend to have more health problems, Daylight Savings Time is worse for them, hence, racist.
Howard first cited Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sleep Division professor, Dr. Beth Malow, who claimed, “Daylight saving time is associated with increased risks of sleep loss, circadian misalignment, and adverse health consequences.”
Next, she quoted National Institute of Environmental Health Science researcher Chandra Jackson, who said, “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 added: “Many of these health outcomes are more prevalent in the Black population.”
Howard allowed, “it’s not that White adults don’t also experience a lack of sleep and its health consequences – but people of color appear to disproportionately experience them more, and that’s believed to be largely due to social systems in the United States.”
Recent research from the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation’s Dr. César Caraballo-Cordovez discovered that “among more than 400,000 adults in the US, between 2004 and 2018, the prevalence of short and long sleep duration was persistently higher among those who were Black and Hispanic or Latino.”
He went on to say what he believes makes getting good sleep and staying in better health harder for minority groups.
“Among those are housing conditions, noise pollution, light pollution, air pollution, stress from different sources – including perceived racial discrimination – and jobs or working conditions,” he said.
Howard went on to claim that “structural racism” can account for those factors and make it more difficult for persons of color to catch sleep.
“Many social and environmental determinants of health – including living conditions or work schedules that don’t support sleep – may emerge, at least in part, from historical and persistent forms of structural racism,” she wrote.
Howard then quoted Jackson, who defined structural racism as 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.”
She cited Jackson again, who claimed, “it is believed that discriminatory policies and practices across sectors of society create the physical and social conditions that make it more difficult for Black families to get optimal sleep and grow up healthy.”