When Dr. Francis Crick discovered the double helix on 28 February 1953, he and 1962 Nobel Prize co-winner/partner Dr. James Watson gave the world something useful, exciting, even revolutionary.
A clue in the building blocks of humanity, studying DNA has led to scientific breakthroughs that have cured some diseases, and will eventually unlock cures for cancers, dementia, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and so on.
Unfortunately there has been no breakthrough in the cure for Liberalism, and thus Liberals are still spotting racism in the most unusual places. The most recent racist declaration is … sleep.
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You read this right. What every living creature does naturally, human or animal, to repair and reset the body after a long day to face another, sleep is now the enemy. We are told that whites sleep better than blacks, according to a five-year-long 2005, 164 person polysonnographic study to determine that Blacks are more likely than Whites, Chinese, and Latinos to get fewer hours of sleep per night than their ethnic counterparts.
Harvard professor Susan Redline who co-authored the study, says:
“The insufficient amount of sleep, the short sleep duration of the African-Americans really stood out. It really emphasized that African-Americans, as a group, are getting the least amount of sleep compared, at least, to the three other groups.”
Whites in the study slept an average of 6.85 hours; Blacks slept an average of 6.05 hours. Compared to white participants in the study, Black participants—most epidemiologists prefer Black to African-American, which encompasses more people—were five times more likely to get short sleep, defined as less than six hours a night. Blacks were also more likely to report feeling sleepy in the daytime, and they woke up more often in the middle of the night.
For those wondering about other ethnicities, Hispanic participants were 1.8 times more likely to get short sleep; Chinese participants were 2.3 times more likely.
It’s amazing that people are paid to study such nonsense. The studies never go far enough to explain why these differences occur, or devise a cock-eyed rationale to justify said funds for studies like these. My bet is people who have intact families sleep better than those who don’t. Or people with homes sleep better than those who’re sleeping on sidewalks or in shelters. I’d bet people who have good credit sleep better than those with bad credit. Or people who have jobs might have a sounder sleep than people seeking gainful employment–and during Obama’s economy, that ain’t easy.
I’m sure you’ve a few ideas on who sleeps better than whom, and it has nothing to do with race, but you won’t get paid for your ideas. That’s reserved for Liberal professors who aren’t accountable to anyone with these time-wasting, taxpayer-funded findings.