Black Women Take "Thick" Slang Positively

Black Women Take "Thick" Slang Positively

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed in a new report that it is the African-American women, who suffer obesity the most amongst other groups of people in America. However, it says, that these women are mostly unaffected with what their weight is.

The way they tackle the disease, responsible for a number of other potentially fatal conditions, is different. An earlier has given evidence saying that some 66% of black women, who were overweight, had high self-esteem. However, amongst white women, who were even average-sized or thin, 41% were having high self-esteem.

Where four in every five black women have been found to have above 25% body mass index, two-thirds of all Americans have the same. The rates depict the threshold for becoming either obese or overweight.

But, the black women have different attitude than normal. To cite an example, Nicole Ari Parker got motivated by her frustration. Similarly, Toni Carey started a campaign to start a whole new life after a bad breakup and Star Jones went ahead to win life over death. They all are looking for ways to fight the illness affecting their longevity.

"Calorie-rich food is a staple in the diets of African-Americans, and curvy black women are embraced positively through slang praising them as "thick" with a little meat on their bones", the report says.


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