Southern Poverty Law Center Identifies Racist Sleeper Cells

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Posted in category Race Wars

It’s not really SPLC, but you could’ve fooled me. This article in the National Journal, “The Black-White Sleep Gap,” tells the tale of well-funded researchers setting out to “com­pare how blacks and whites ex­per­i­enced slow-wave sleep” in their quest for racial justice, and it is written that “what they found was disturbing.” It seems that blacks don’t sleep as well as whites, and as “a matter of public health,” researchers needed to find out why. Among other things, it seems that more discrimination = less sleep.

People who are dis­crim­in­ated against, she be­lieves, carry worry throughout the day. And that worry lit­er­ally keeps them up at night. “It’s un­com­fort­able for them to sleep be­cause they are think­ing back over mis­treat­ment, think­ing back over mal­treat­ment, think­ing back over bi­as they ex­per­i­enced,” she says. “In think­ing about those ex­per­i­ences, they are get­ting more aroused, more cog­nit­ive arous­al, which does the op­pos­ite of what you need it to do to go to sleep.”

And there’s also “racial disparity” when it comes to sleep apnea. As predicted, the entire piece begs for public policy intervention to close the gap in sleep. So now, even sleeping well is considered white privilege. #WhiteSleepMattersNot.

Credit to Larry Pater Beane for the blog title.

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One Response to Southern Poverty Law Center Identifies Racist Sleeper Cells

  1. Tommy Udo says:

    December 18th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Jeezuz, what a massive load of hooey. 

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