White People are victims of racism too.

by donny 52 Replies latest jw friends

  • GoingGoingGone

    I also suffer from SAD and when I lived up north I used a tanning bed in the winter. It helped enormously!!

    This was a looong time ago, though, and now they have much more practical - and safer - solutions for light therapy:



  • MsDucky

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis [1,2]. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation. The first occurs in the liver and converts vitamin D to 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], also known as calcidiol. The second occurs primarily in the kidney and forms the physiologically active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH) 2 D], also known as calcitriol [3].

    We don't absorb D from the sun; the light creates it in our skin/blood. It is somehow related to calcium.


    You do need sunlight to help your body produce Vitamin D. After all, it is called the "sunshine vitamin".

  • Dark Side
    Dark Side

    The tax is included in the Health Reform Bill for a reason. It's another example of the government intruding into our lives. They are it doing under the guise that we can't make intellegent, informed decisions and that they know what's best for us. In short, we need to be taken care of.

    "Tanning salon owners are outraged. They say the new tax is the last thing they need in a struggling economy. But dermatologists hope the new tax will deter indoor tanning — which they say is every bit as dangerous as baking in the sun — the same way tobacco taxes have helped cut down on smoking."


    Many people who don't go to tanning salons don't give a damn about the tax, because it doesn't affect them. Just as many people who don't smoke or drink couldn't care less about exorbitant taxes on tobacco and alcohol. But when the government decides that we need even more "protection" against "unhealthy" things, and decides to tax things we do care about, we'll be singing a different tune.

  • undercover
    I am just hoping that someday soon, in a racially free America, we will see the N.A.A.W.P. {National Association for Advancement of White People} and the United Caucasian College Fund [because a mind is a terrible thing to waste] come to full fruition.
    I sure hope you're joking Jeff

    Sarcastic I'm sure, but an excellent point. Why do we need special interest groups that focus on one race/color? While some groups may have served well in the past, in order achieve full equality there comes a time when those groups would have to cease to exist. As long as those groups continue to push an agenda of elevating one race over another, you will have racism.

    While we're not perfectly harmonious when it comes to race relations, we have gotten better and we continue to do better and work better together.

    Maybe it's time for the NAACP to become the NAAMP - National Association for Advancement of Minority People. Maybe it's time for the United Negro College Fund to become the United Underprivileged College Fund.

    Let's not focus on elevating one race, let's focus on helping the underprivileged, no matter their race or color.

    Of course that'll never happen because too many people have gained too much power, prestige and money by keeping these groups in business. Too many of them look for things to bitch about so as to justify having to keep their doors open and to keep their members/supporters riled up, which flies in the face of the very reason these groups were created in the first place... to help bring equality...not to alienate people.

  • Dark Side
    Dark Side

    "You mean to say some white folks aren't proud of their white skin."

    Secretly Mrs. Jones. Only secretly

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Well said UC

  • snowbird

    Ben Jealous is white.

    Just sayin.'



    Re: White People are victims of racism too.

    We are all victims of something if we allow ourselves to be. Many people claim to be victims to gain unearned advantage. In the UK the victim mentality is well advanced and milked for all it is worth.

    Successful living means adapting to changes and meeting new challenges. We need more gladiators to revive the spirit of self sufficiency and survival against the odds.

  • BurnTheShips

    Geez. He looks eerily like burner of ships.


  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    According to Wiki, Ben Jealous' mother is black, and his father is white. So that makes him half white, half black.

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