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When CNN got writer Blake Neff of their archrival, the Tucker Carlson show, cancelled, the third comment by Neff they highlighted was:

“Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep.”

Not from the Babylon Bee but from Teen Vogue:

Black Power Naps Is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep

The pair behind Black Power Naps explain how systemic racism impacts sleep.
BY BRITTNEY MCNAMARA

JULY 10, 2020

Dream Diary is a series exploring dreams, nightmares, and what happens when they bleed into real life. Here, the creators of Black Power Naps talk about rest as reparations, and the need for sleep to realize your dreams.

Fannie Sosa and Navild Acosta were tired, but it wasn’t just any old fatigue. Yes, they experienced a lack of sleep, but they were specifically experiencing a generational fatigue familiar to Black people and people of color. From this sleeplessness, the two created Black Power Naps.

“It came from understanding that the American dream is a sleepless one,” Sosa said. “ We inherited this exhaustion.”

Black Power Naps is an artistic initiative with components including physical installations, zines, an opera, and more. But it’s also a recognition of the hundreds of years of sleep deprivation that Black people and people of color have experienced as a result of systemic racism, a way to pushback against the false stereotype that Black people are lazy, and an investigation of the inequitable distribution of rest. That lack of sleep has serious consequences. …

Studies have shown that, for a host of reasons, Black people get less sleep, and less deep sleep, than white people. Sleep loss can cause higher levels of cortisol, as Acosta noted, and can lead to many health problems including early death. But there’s something deeper going on — Acosta explained that sleep deprivation was used as a means of control over enslaved people, meaning Black people haven’t been getting the sleep they need for generations.

Also redlining restricted blacks to noisier neighborhoods, so Readers of Color of Teen Vogue inherited their lack of sleep from their great-grandmothers.

“We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a…deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble,” he said. “That same tactic has only evolved.”

To help resolve this chronic lack of sleep, Acosta and Sosa are calling for rest as reparations. Yes, they’re looking for an ease to the many burdens that might prevent Black people and people of color from sleeping like systemic racism, socioeconomic struggle, and more. But they’re also looking for the opportunity to rest and have leisure time — time that will allow people to dream and heal.

“Slavery is a regime of stealing and extraction: Stolen wages, stolen life, stolen land, but stolen time was one of the main things. We need time,” Sosa said. “We need time off, we need time out. Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays, they never got to take a sabbatical, they never got to take a nap. When you pile all of those together, you see the reparations that need to happen are monetary, but they’re also time and space.”

Acosta quoted Langston Hughes, wondering “What happens to a dream deferred?”

“The dream space is a crucial space to make sense of your reality and properly process the violence that may be happening,” he said. “When we’re not getting the sleep we need, it is another front line — the place where we sleep.”

This conversation about rest is particularly pertinent now, as people take to the streets to say Black Lives Matter. If Black people keep having to fight for their humanity, how can they ever rest knowing they could be in danger?

“We are having to go out in the streets during a pandemic, expending our energy in really huge amounts in order to ask for reparations and rest and energy. It is a … double edged sword to navigate as an activist or organizer,” Sosa said. “You are putting your body on the line to reclaim it. That creates a lot of burnout. We have people who are 20, 21, they are burnt out. They need time off. They need not only to sleep, but to know their people are going to be ok, to know they’re going to be ok, to know they can take a break.”

While the pandemic has halted the physical representation of Black Power Naps, Sosa and Acosta said they’re rethinking what the initiative looks like during the pandemic. They have plenty of dreams (which they said they’re in search of funding for), but they’re also using this time to dream — just like we should all be allowed to.

Perhaps Mr. Neff can get a job writing for Teen Vogue?

 
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  1. >sleep deprivation was a deliberate tactic of slaveowners

    Please please please show me how people in the 19th century deliberately and systematically kept the slaves in their cabins awake as a control mechanism, and propagated it within their class. There actually was a specific educational presentation attended by many slaveowners on the noose which historians of this type love to point to.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @J.Ross


    Please please please show me how people in the 19th century deliberately and systematically kept the slaves in their cabins awake as a control mechanism, and propagated it within their class.

     

    It probably meant waking up Black Power Nappers during the day when they should be working, perhaps after said Napper had yet another long, exciting, exhausting night of partying in the slave quarters. Historic injustice.
  2. It takes a special kind of stupid to think that slave owners wanted to decrease their workers’ productivity by depriving them of sleep. It’s the same kind of stupid that thinks that people with high time preference like to stop carousing and go to bed early.

    • Agree: Julian of Norwich
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Ben tillman

    Though often sleep-deprived, it would never have occurred to me to blame anyone else for it, much less an entire race of people. I mean, if race actually existed.

    Nope, I blame the planet. It's always been my belief that the world rotates too quickly, and we'd be better off with 28-hour days. More time to get stuff done, right? I mean, if getting stuff done were actually a goal.


    Fannie Sosa, huh? If she's related to that other Sosa there's a solution to what's ailing her. Just ring up Mr Sammy, he'll fix you up. I mean, if you really want a cure.

    , @Neuday
    @Ben tillman

    I recall the research into whether Thomas Jefferson really fathered Sally-whatshername's child, and they found that the more likely father was a cousin who liked to stay up late with the slaves to drink and play music.

    I don't know much about average working blacks, but it's not at all uncommon for Whites and Mestizos to wake up at 5:00 am or earlier to get to work. Is that true for Blacks? Do they have difficulty getting to bed by 10:00 pm?

    , @Jack D
    @Ben tillman

    I think that the implication is that the slave owners kept the slaves working so many hours per day that there was not enough time for sleep. There might have in fact been harvest or planting periods on plantations where it was important to process the ripe crop before it spoiled or to get the crop in the ground at the right time and so brief periods of intensive work might have been required even to the point of sleep deprivation. But generally speaking, the seasonal, outdoor nature of agricultural work and the lack of artificial lighting which restricted work after dark meant that they would have been able to get plenty of sleep most of the year.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @Ben tillman

    Modern people don't really get that in the old days, when it got dark, it got dark. Field slaves had to quit field work at sundown because there just wasn't any light to keep working. Flood lights weren't a thing. Indoor lighting was really poor by modern standards. If you have ever stayed in a primitive cabin with only candles and oil lamps for light, you know what that's like.

    So, it got dark, and people went to sleep. Slave and free. We're at the longest time of the year right now and night is about 8 hours from last light to first light. In the winter, nights can top 14 hours here in the Ohio valley region.

  3. Buy stock in NyQuil

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Talmud Scholar

    The (((person))) who gets them to legalize a commercial version of Purple Drank (aka "Lean") will be the next man to make millions off of blacks.

  4. Might not be original but it certainly sounds Aboriginal.

    Dreamtime seems pretty interesting and no doubt the corporate sponsors of BLM at this very moment are putting the finishing touches to their strategies for implementation of Siesta Sessions (conditions apply) throughout their operations.

  5. Also redlining restricted blacks to noisier neighborhoods, so Readers of Color of Teen Vogue inherited their lack of sleep from their great-grandmothers.

  6. >>Perhaps Mr. Neff can get a job writing for Teen Vogue?<<

    Poor Mr. Neff. Instead of being celebrated for his vision and courage, sometimes pioneers just end up with a lot of arrows in their back.

    I'm surprised the Teen Vogue article didn't ascribe this nap problem to black DNA? Of course writing "black and DNA" in the same article is a ThoughtCrime.

    Silly me.

  7. Remember that according to the Smithsonian’s African American Museum the scientific method is just another aspect of whiteness that oppresses the Blacks.

    So if Donaquita says she’s tired because her great-great-great grandmother had to get up early to bake bread for her master, we have to believe her.

    • Replies: @Elle
    @jcd1974

    The Smithsonian just said that the commodification of time is one of the pernicious aspects of whiteness.

    But who can forget how our forebears would blast Metallica and Cristina Aguilera all night to prevent their field hands from getting a good night's rest—all to enfeeble their minds.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  8. Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue. She graduated college in 2009 so it’s been a while since she’s been a teen.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jim Don Bob

    OhmyGod!!!! When I was a kid and reading Seventeen, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, the editors and writers were as slim , well dressed and pretty as the models.

    At Christmas I asked the 4 granddaughters if they’d ever heard of teen vogue. They all said no. I asked them to each ask 10 friends if they ever heard of teen vogue. All said no.

    From observing the girls, and their friends, they don’t read online girls and women’s magazines. They just google pimple masks, hair curling straightening , styles , make up, whatever they’re interested in at the time.

    I never read the teen magazine articles I just looked at the hair styles and clothes. I don’t think there were any articles in Seventeen and Glamour, just the important things, clothes, hair, not even dieting because we were all slim.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Daniel Chieh

    , @Abe
    @Jim Don Bob


    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue.
     
    Ye gods! Pickle that thing’s ankles and there'll be at least one Italian village that won’t go hungry through Easter!

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Escher
    @Jim Don Bob

    She(?) looks a bit confused about her identity too. Maybe she’s editing it as we speak.

  9. Maybe they can incorporate record players to expand their vocabulary as Joe “you ain’t black” Biden suggested a year ago.

  10. I told you.

    Drug or drink induced sleep doesn’t give the body rest like true, regular night-time sleep. Getting to bed on time, sober, and then getting up and going to work every morning is boring white people stuff. or so I’m told.

    Also, being 100 pounds overweight and relying on a CPAP machine won’t do the trick either.

  11. Anon[426] • Disclaimer says:

    Black power naps? Nonsense. When you’re on welfare and don’t have to get up for a job, you can sleep whenever you want.

    If you’re a working black, you’ll live in the inner city, and you don’t have as long a commute as whites do. Whites commuting to their jobs from the suburbs are the ones who are exhausted, not blacks.

    Last but not least, if you’re out rioting, you’re not sleepy. Heck, you’re not likely to even have a job if you can spend all that time trying to ‘occupy’ city blocks.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anon


    Last but not least, if you’re out rioting, you’re not sleepy.
     
    In sleepy [insert city name here] town, there ain't no place for a street-fighting man...
    , @Kyle
    @Anon


    Whites commuting to their jobs from the suburbs are the ones who are exhausted, not blacks.
     
    Yep. It’s 2020. Stop commuting absurd distances, especially if it isn’t economically viable. Or conducive to your health and well being. Get a house that’s close to your place of work. Or get a job that’s close to your house.
  12. @Talmud Scholar
    Buy stock in NyQuil

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    The (((person))) who gets them to legalize a commercial version of Purple Drank (aka “Lean”) will be the next man to make millions off of blacks.

  13. Surely this is very agreeable to everyone: naps = reparations. All Black REM Matters!

  14. I keep dozing off. I’m going to lie down for a bit.

  15. “We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a…deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble,” he said. “That same tactic has only evolved.”

    Judging by this pair, it worked like a charm.

    • Agree: throtler
    • Replies: @TWS
    @kaganovitch

    Too true.

  16. Maybe if they would quiet down and quit acting a fool we could all get some sleep.

    • Agree: profnasty
  17. Of all the rinky-dink con games trying to underwrite reparations, this is the stupidest and most hilarious. “Dem slave masters keepin’ my peoples awake all night has ruined my chances to be a rocket scientist. That and Emmett Till.”

  18. Please some one post a video of Madeline Kahn singing “I’m tired” from “Blazing Saddles.” And as a side note, being tired is an improvement. Last week it was “exhausted.” Maybe next week trending toward a little pooped. Me. I still have negro fatique.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Buffalo Joe

    Ok, Joe, here you go.

    Language warning. NSFW.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Buffalo Joe

  19. Black people aren’t lazy, they’re just tired all the time.

  20. @Buffalo Joe
    Please some one post a video of Madeline Kahn singing "I'm tired" from "Blazing Saddles." And as a side note, being tired is an improvement. Last week it was "exhausted." Maybe next week trending toward a little pooped. Me. I still have negro fatique.

    Replies: @anon

    Ok, Joe, here you go.

    Language warning. NSFW.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @anon

    I wonder what the real Marlene thought of Kahn's version?

    Me, I loved it!

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @anon

    OneFourTwo, Thank you ! A cinema classic.

  21. Didn’t Don Imus get in trouble for talking about “naps” and “ho’s” or something like that? “Nappy headed ho’s.”

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Patrick in SC

    Yes, the Rutgers girls' basketball team, back when there was college basketball

    , @Ron Mexico
    @Patrick in SC

    Imus checked out at the right time.

  22. Not only do booty calls result in the spread of infectious disease, they also result in significant sleep deprivation.

  23. Gotta include the Neff quote fur reference.

  24. This is fantastic.

    Blacks will calculate their race’s Black-sleep-hours deficit and demand long sleeping periods during the workday to catch up on centuries of Lost Black Nappy-Time. Outside areas will be lined with cheap plastic lawn chairs filled with Blacks, dozing in the sun. Other Blacks will curl up contentedly in the hallways on their employer-supplied sleeping mats, just like in kindergarten. Their solicitious co-workers will gently drape them in soft blankets as the Blacks settle contentedly into their well-deserved rests.

    Signs will be posted: Do Not Disturb, Black People At Sleep. Their white co-workers will do double-duty as Blacks blink, nod and snore their way serenely into REM phase. A customer will raise his voice and a Sleeping Black Employee will raise a wary, aggrieved eyelid. The white employees will frantically shush the customer and shoo him away, lest he disturb the Blacks At Rest. Entire protocols will be published: felt overshoes for treading lightly around Dozing Blacks; quiet voices during Black Napping; avoid tripping, jostling, falling objects, expletives, loud noises, sudden moves, anything that might disturb Black Restfulness. Offices will be finished in deep shag carpet in the event a Black is suddenly overcome with Historic Black Sleep Deprivation.

  25. @Patrick in SC
    Didn't Don Imus get in trouble for talking about "naps" and "ho's" or something like that? "Nappy headed ho's."

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Ron Mexico

    Yes, the Rutgers girls’ basketball team, back when there was college basketball

  26. anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:

    All da time be siesta time!

    – Lay Z

  27. @anon
    @Buffalo Joe

    Ok, Joe, here you go.

    Language warning. NSFW.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Buffalo Joe

    I wonder what the real Marlene thought of Kahn’s version?

    Me, I loved it!

  28. many health problems including early death.

    Doesn’t “early death” end just about all health problems?

    stolen land

    Nobody’s stopping her from going back.

    Also redlining restricted blacks to noisier neighborhoods, so Readers of Color of Teen Vogue inherited their lack of sleep from their great-grandmothers.

    Don’t you mean great-great-great-grandmothers?

  29. Steve,

    A friend shared this w me.
    You may want to share w the readers.
    This is worth a thousand laughs

    https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/07/racial-slurs-parenting-advice-care-and-feeding.html

  30. @Jim Don Bob
    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue. She graduated college in 2009 so it's been a while since she's been a teen.

    https://brittneymcnamara.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/img-4589.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Abe, @Escher

    OhmyGod!!!! When I was a kid and reading Seventeen, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, the editors and writers were as slim , well dressed and pretty as the models.

    At Christmas I asked the 4 granddaughters if they’d ever heard of teen vogue. They all said no. I asked them to each ask 10 friends if they ever heard of teen vogue. All said no.

    From observing the girls, and their friends, they don’t read online girls and women’s magazines. They just google pimple masks, hair curling straightening , styles , make up, whatever they’re interested in at the time.

    I never read the teen magazine articles I just looked at the hair styles and clothes. I don’t think there were any articles in Seventeen and Glamour, just the important things, clothes, hair, not even dieting because we were all slim.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/39/69/c339697d7d9833a585a905239555281f.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91OgGHOSNuL.jpg

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/october-2018-main-print-1536157852.jpg

    As for Vogue ... let's not even go there.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e9/85/ffe985231b997f0449a19ab15fede98b.jpg

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-11/8/18/asset/4f4c5717d3aa/sub-buzz-1772-1573238051-1.jpg

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    https://mightyjabba.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/people_magazine_jabba.jpg

    https://mumslounge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tess2.jpg

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Thea, @Alden, @Alden

    , @Daniel Chieh
    @Alden

    Youtube killed the entire space for style and makeup, I believe

  31. Wait until they discover the constipation of systemic racism.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Yancey Ward

    As far as I can tell, the MSM just cycles through whatever's at hand by viewing it through the lens of their obsession of the moment. So for the last few years we've had x + Trump: e.g., Global Warming + Trump; Academy Awards + Trump, etc. Now it's all racism, all the time: e.g., birdwatching + racism; naps + racism; constipation + racism, etc.

    As I keep saying, surely an algorithm can do this by now?

    P.S.
    Black Science Men plus their white allies have worked out the right amount for Reparations.

    It is $6.2 quadrillion dollars.

    My first reaction was yeah, blacks have caused a lot of damage in America, but $6,200,000,000,000,000 is probably overstating things a bit, and anyhow it's not like they've got that kind of walking around money they can just pay us, so what if they just clean up the messes they've made the last two months, find a new country, and we'll call it even?

    But then I looked closer at the story. It turns out, they believe they are owed that amount! Lol, my bad! So if we just give them the entire US GDP for the next three centuries, they will finally be satisfied and will never ask for anything ever again. Maybe it's time we take this Science seriously, America!

  32. @Anon
    Black power naps? Nonsense. When you're on welfare and don't have to get up for a job, you can sleep whenever you want.

    If you're a working black, you'll live in the inner city, and you don't have as long a commute as whites do. Whites commuting to their jobs from the suburbs are the ones who are exhausted, not blacks.

    Last but not least, if you're out rioting, you're not sleepy. Heck, you're not likely to even have a job if you can spend all that time trying to 'occupy' city blocks.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    Last but not least, if you’re out rioting, you’re not sleepy.

    In sleepy [insert city name here] town, there ain’t no place for a street-fighting man…

  33. @Anon
    Black power naps? Nonsense. When you're on welfare and don't have to get up for a job, you can sleep whenever you want.

    If you're a working black, you'll live in the inner city, and you don't have as long a commute as whites do. Whites commuting to their jobs from the suburbs are the ones who are exhausted, not blacks.

    Last but not least, if you're out rioting, you're not sleepy. Heck, you're not likely to even have a job if you can spend all that time trying to 'occupy' city blocks.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    Whites commuting to their jobs from the suburbs are the ones who are exhausted, not blacks.

    Yep. It’s 2020. Stop commuting absurd distances, especially if it isn’t economically viable. Or conducive to your health and well being. Get a house that’s close to your place of work. Or get a job that’s close to your house.

  34. @Jim Don Bob
    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue. She graduated college in 2009 so it's been a while since she's been a teen.

    https://brittneymcnamara.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/img-4589.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Abe, @Escher

    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue.

    Ye gods! Pickle that thing’s ankles and there’ll be at least one Italian village that won’t go hungry through Easter!

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Abe

    "Pickle that thing's ankles ... "

    Cruel but effective.

  35. @Yancey Ward
    Wait until they discover the constipation of systemic racism.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    As far as I can tell, the MSM just cycles through whatever’s at hand by viewing it through the lens of their obsession of the moment. So for the last few years we’ve had x + Trump: e.g., Global Warming + Trump; Academy Awards + Trump, etc. Now it’s all racism, all the time: e.g., birdwatching + racism; naps + racism; constipation + racism, etc.

    As I keep saying, surely an algorithm can do this by now?

    P.S.
    Black Science Men plus their white allies have worked out the right amount for Reparations.

    It is $6.2 quadrillion dollars.

    My first reaction was yeah, blacks have caused a lot of damage in America, but $6,200,000,000,000,000 is probably overstating things a bit, and anyhow it’s not like they’ve got that kind of walking around money they can just pay us, so what if they just clean up the messes they’ve made the last two months, find a new country, and we’ll call it even?

    But then I looked closer at the story. It turns out, they believe they are owed that amount! Lol, my bad! So if we just give them the entire US GDP for the next three centuries, they will finally be satisfied and will never ask for anything ever again. Maybe it’s time we take this Science seriously, America!

    • LOL: Ron Mexico
  36. This is a known problem; this article is from June:

    4 Ways to Fight Through Social Justice Burnout While Still Doing the Work

    That exhaustion, that social justice burnout, is very, very real, so how do you fight it when you’re trying to fight against something as consequential [as] systemic racism?

    The demands have been particularly taxing on our first responders, front-line protesters, devoted public officials, and Black individuals who have ardently promoted anti-racist programs.

  37. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    Is it true that Nick Cannon is still employed by Fox, even after Fox forced Blake Neff to resign?

    Is that fair?

  38. Anon[640] • Disclaimer says:

    This must be related, daily three-hour naps:

    California DMV worker slept thousands of hours on the job, state report finds

    A California Department of Motor Vehicles employee slept thousands of hours on the job since 2014, a report released Tuesday from the state’s auditor says.

    The report estimates the employee slept three or more hours daily at her desk since February 2014, totaling over 2,200 hours of work time and costing more than $40,000.

    The employee worked as a key data operator. Her duties included “routine data entry for change of address and new vehicle ownership forms,” the report says.

    She processed less than half the documents that she was expected to – an average of 200 documents a day, when key data operators are expected to process more than 550, according to the report.

    While her supervisors were aware of the issue, the report found that they underestimated the amount of time the employee was sleeping on the job and did not properly follow disciplinary procedures.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/07/24/california-dmv-worker-slept-thousands-hours-job-report-says/830618002/

    Race is not mentioned, but really, do we have any doubt? And I bet the supervisors were also black. The upshot of this was that the woman was still working because there is a process for firing people that requires multiple, sequential reports and meetings, and the supervisor has not been doing that, so they had to start from scratch.

    On another topic, this “cortisol” thing is a major excuse for all that ails blacks these days, kind of like “epigenetics” was a few years ago. There is a lot of tendentious research on it now, of course finding that blacks are being slaughtered by cortisol and blaming the cortisol on racism. However, a recent paper found that blacks and whites, controlling for SES, had the same amount of cortisol.

  39. @Patrick in SC
    Didn't Don Imus get in trouble for talking about "naps" and "ho's" or something like that? "Nappy headed ho's."

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Ron Mexico

    Imus checked out at the right time.

  40. Nappy New Year. It’s about a month after Juneteenth.

  41. https://www.unz.com/pfrost/the-missing-hour-of-sleep/
    . Oluwole (2010) studied sleep in Nigerian undergraduates and found they slept an average of 6.2 hours plus another 70 minutes in the afternoon. This pattern is actually typical in the tropical zone. People prefer to get some sleep when the temperature is at its peak and spend more time awake when it’s more bearable. […] So African Americans are getting enough sleep at night. It’s just that they’re not getting enough afternoon naps. But aren’t naps for kids? Or old fogeys? Actually, they’re quite normal for adults in much of the world.[…] A single genetic polymorphism seems to explain much of the variability between individuals in sleep patterns, particularly deep sleep and slow wave activity . […]

    Genetic evolution didn’t slow down when humans began to split up and settle the different continents. It accelerated. And not just because our ancestors were adapting to different natural environments. Most of the acceleration took place long after the globe had been settled from the equator to the arctic. It happened when humans began to adapt to an increasingly diverse range of cultural environments. And those adaptations were mostly behavioral and psychological.

    One of them is the way we sleep. The African sleep pattern is normal in its native environment. It is simply an adaptation to a particular set of circumstances, just as the northern European sleep pattern is an adaptation to another set of circumstances.

    Declarative or explicit memories are the kind that contain facts such as would be effortfully and consciously recalled and tested in an examination

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1074742706000347
    A daytime nap containing solely non-REM sleep enhances declarative but not procedural memory

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    I arrived in Siena, Italy, which was perhaps the richest city in Europe about 1300, at 1pm extremely hungry for lunch, only to find every single restaurant in town locked up and the workers snoozing. It was a very hungry afternoon.

    Replies: @Sean, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Znzn

  42. Their 2 last names sound latino…..

  43. Everything seems to “impact” blacks. Such a problem child they are!

  44. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    Tell the negroes that in America, the white man has set up the system so that you need to work at least 60 hours a week to be successful at anything worth being successful at. That’s how we keep you all down.

    Of course, we DID screw up, in that WE have to put in at least 60 hour weeks too, but it’s working, isn’t it? You fell asleep already. You aren’t even reading this part, are you?

    Welp, back to studying for my exam before my night shift.

    Pleasant dreams, you Captains of Racial Industry.

  45. @Ben tillman
    It takes a special kind of stupid to think that slave owners wanted to decrease their workers’ productivity by depriving them of sleep. It’s the same kind of stupid that thinks that people with high time preference like to stop carousing and go to bed early.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Neuday, @Jack D, @Cloudbuster

    Though often sleep-deprived, it would never have occurred to me to blame anyone else for it, much less an entire race of people. I mean, if race actually existed.

    Nope, I blame the planet. It’s always been my belief that the world rotates too quickly, and we’d be better off with 28-hour days. More time to get stuff done, right? I mean, if getting stuff done were actually a goal.

    Fannie Sosa, huh? If she’s related to that other Sosa there’s a solution to what’s ailing her. Just ring up Mr Sammy, he’ll fix you up. I mean, if you really want a cure.

  46. You can’t fool me. This is straight out of the Onion.

  47. Man, the hits just keep on comin – there’s no end.

  48. @Sean

    https://www.unz.com/pfrost/the-missing-hour-of-sleep/
    . Oluwole (2010) studied sleep in Nigerian undergraduates and found they slept an average of 6.2 hours plus another 70 minutes in the afternoon. This pattern is actually typical in the tropical zone. People prefer to get some sleep when the temperature is at its peak and spend more time awake when it’s more bearable. [...] So African Americans are getting enough sleep at night. It’s just that they’re not getting enough afternoon naps. But aren’t naps for kids? Or old fogeys? Actually, they’re quite normal for adults in much of the world.[...] A single genetic polymorphism seems to explain much of the variability between individuals in sleep patterns, particularly deep sleep and slow wave activity . [...]

    Genetic evolution didn’t slow down when humans began to split up and settle the different continents. It accelerated. And not just because our ancestors were adapting to different natural environments. Most of the acceleration took place long after the globe had been settled from the equator to the arctic. It happened when humans began to adapt to an increasingly diverse range of cultural environments. And those adaptations were mostly behavioral and psychological.

    One of them is the way we sleep. The African sleep pattern is normal in its native environment. It is simply an adaptation to a particular set of circumstances, just as the northern European sleep pattern is an adaptation to another set of circumstances.
     

    Declarative or explicit memories are the kind that contain facts such as would be effortfully and consciously recalled and tested in an examination

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1074742706000347
    A daytime nap containing solely non-REM sleep enhances declarative but not procedural memory
     

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I arrived in Siena, Italy, which was perhaps the richest city in Europe about 1300, at 1pm extremely hungry for lunch, only to find every single restaurant in town locked up and the workers snoozing. It was a very hungry afternoon.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Steve Sailer

    The 'dawdling service' scene of Lonesome Dove?

    https://www.unz.com/pfrost/the-missing-hour-of-sleep/


    “There is a consensus that innate biological differences between blacks and whites are not a factor”
     
    Tomfohr et al. (2012) ... found that duration of deep sleep and duration of Stage 2 of light sleep correlated in African Americans with perceived discrimination, which is defined as “the extent to which an individual believes that members of his or her ethnic group have been discriminated against in society.”
     
    According to Matthew Walker's book, Why We Sleep, lack of REM sleep increases the activity of the emotional centres of the brain. The amygdala lights up with emotional overreaction to unpleasant stimuli as the result of sleep deprivation. Parents know tantrums are to be expected after a bad night.
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Steve Sailer

    Siesta isn't just for the Spanish!

    Having in Southern Europe at 1 PM is less problematic since more dining options have appeared in recent years.

    , @Znzn
    @Steve Sailer

    Because 40 percent of Americans being chronically sleep deprived does wonders for your productivity at work?

  49. Afternoon naps, gold stars for showing up, play time, snacks, loose casual clothing, “fairness” above all, temper tantrums, crying to authority when offended…”whiteness” truly does oppress blacks. By them not being able to embrace it, they can never grow up.

    Just as “blackness” oppresses whites and squeezes out their inner child.

  50. I never like napping. For me the period of grogginess after waking up mid-day is pretty much equal to the amount of time spent napping.

  51. Kind of OT but at the nexus of hate hoaxes and abolish the police and the wokening at the Atlantic, we have this gem https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/16/im-at-a-loss-for-words-the-unraveling-narrative-behind-the-atlantics-defund-the-police-shooting-tale/

    Eat your heart out Jayson Blair!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @kaganovitch


    When social justice activist and lawyer Derecka Purnell was just 12 years old, she and her sister watched a police officer shoot a young boy in a city recreation center because he had ignored the basketball sign-in sheet.
     
    That's when cops were still known as North American Security Staffers, or "Nazis".

    In The Atlantic, Purnell says she was 12 years old. While her current age is not public information, when she sat for a Kansas City Star profile in 2014 her age was reported as 24. Based on this, we can safely assume the alleged police shooting occurred between 2001 and 2003. A broad search for “police” and “recreation center” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s archives for those years yields 37 results. Those results include voter guides, community events, feel-good stories, budget updates and all the standard business of local news coverage, but no stories remotely resembling a police officer shooting a boy.
     
    Holocaust levels of good storytelling is sure to be produced and eagerly printed. As if there weren't problems enough. I would say that memories from the age of 12 are as believable as any Münchausen Tale.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  52. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    I arrived in Siena, Italy, which was perhaps the richest city in Europe about 1300, at 1pm extremely hungry for lunch, only to find every single restaurant in town locked up and the workers snoozing. It was a very hungry afternoon.

    Replies: @Sean, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Znzn

    The ‘dawdling service’ scene of Lonesome Dove?

    https://www.unz.com/pfrost/the-missing-hour-of-sleep/

    “There is a consensus that innate biological differences between blacks and whites are not a factor”

    Tomfohr et al. (2012) … found that duration of deep sleep and duration of Stage 2 of light sleep correlated in African Americans with perceived discrimination, which is defined as “the extent to which an individual believes that members of his or her ethnic group have been discriminated against in society.”

    According to Matthew Walker’s book, Why We Sleep, lack of REM sleep increases the activity of the emotional centres of the brain. The amygdala lights up with emotional overreaction to unpleasant stimuli as the result of sleep deprivation. Parents know tantrums are to be expected after a bad night.

  53. @J.Ross
    >sleep deprivation was a deliberate tactic of slaveowners

    Please please please show me how people in the 19th century deliberately and systematically kept the slaves in their cabins awake as a control mechanism, and propagated it within their class. There actually was a specific educational presentation attended by many slaveowners on the noose which historians of this type love to point to.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Please please please show me how people in the 19th century deliberately and systematically kept the slaves in their cabins awake as a control mechanism, and propagated it within their class.

    It probably meant waking up Black Power Nappers during the day when they should be working, perhaps after said Napper had yet another long, exciting, exhausting night of partying in the slave quarters. Historic injustice.

  54. @kaganovitch
    Kind of OT but at the nexus of hate hoaxes and abolish the police and the wokening at the Atlantic, we have this gem https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/16/im-at-a-loss-for-words-the-unraveling-narrative-behind-the-atlantics-defund-the-police-shooting-tale/

    Eat your heart out Jayson Blair!

    Replies: @El Dato

    When social justice activist and lawyer Derecka Purnell was just 12 years old, she and her sister watched a police officer shoot a young boy in a city recreation center because he had ignored the basketball sign-in sheet.

    That’s when cops were still known as North American Security Staffers, or “Nazis”.

    In The Atlantic, Purnell says she was 12 years old. While her current age is not public information, when she sat for a Kansas City Star profile in 2014 her age was reported as 24. Based on this, we can safely assume the alleged police shooting occurred between 2001 and 2003. A broad search for “police” and “recreation center” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s archives for those years yields 37 results. Those results include voter guides, community events, feel-good stories, budget updates and all the standard business of local news coverage, but no stories remotely resembling a police officer shooting a boy.

    Holocaust levels of good storytelling is sure to be produced and eagerly printed. As if there weren’t problems enough. I would say that memories from the age of 12 are as believable as any Münchausen Tale.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @El Dato

    And even if this were not clearly made up, it still wouldn't have been because of a sign-in sheet, it would have been because of refusing to do the most basic minimum acts of citizenship (answer a cop's basic questions) and safety (attacking a cop).

  55. @Alden
    @Jim Don Bob

    OhmyGod!!!! When I was a kid and reading Seventeen, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, the editors and writers were as slim , well dressed and pretty as the models.

    At Christmas I asked the 4 granddaughters if they’d ever heard of teen vogue. They all said no. I asked them to each ask 10 friends if they ever heard of teen vogue. All said no.

    From observing the girls, and their friends, they don’t read online girls and women’s magazines. They just google pimple masks, hair curling straightening , styles , make up, whatever they’re interested in at the time.

    I never read the teen magazine articles I just looked at the hair styles and clothes. I don’t think there were any articles in Seventeen and Glamour, just the important things, clothes, hair, not even dieting because we were all slim.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Daniel Chieh

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:

    [MORE]

    As for Vogue … let’s not even go there.

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Stan Adams

    You show the October 2018 UK edition of Cosmopolitan.

    https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/womens-mags-abcs-cosmopolitan-sees-biggest-circulation-fall-full-figures/


    Cosmopolitan has seen the biggest circulation drop among women’s magazines so far this year, new ABC figures reveal.

    The monthly magazine’s average circulation fell by 32 per cent year-on-year to 206,510 copies in the first six months of 2019.
     

    Nearly all these rags are in free fall, and going behind a pay wall on the internet won't save them. Where once Cosmopolitan was glossy and had a veneer of sophistication, now it's just tacky. The change in character has undoubtedly hastened the collapse in circulation.

    Re Teen Vogue, I suspect it has never made a profit. One has to wonder why it continues to be published online. It's in the same category as the Leftist website Salon. Founded 25 years ago, it has never made a profit and has received massive subsidy from donors. Why ? What's in it for the donors.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @Thea
    @Stan Adams

    Fashion magazines were always aspirational. If this is the current pinnacle of beauty I’m afraid of what the bottom dwelling 10% resembles.

    , @Alden
    @Stan Adams

    I have an idea what cosmo is like nowadays. I see the titles on the covers.

    , @Alden
    @Stan Adams

    Vogue’s been really pushing not just black, but ugly black models for years. And hairstyles that really emphasize the ugliness. Vogue’s always been the Jewish magazine. Bazaar, Town& Country, Elle, Marie Claire are for the goyim. With attractive models

    There’s really no reason for fashion magazines any more. Fashion is dead. The fashion industry did it to itself by pushing jeans, cargo pants T shirts sweat shirts, shapeless shift dresses.

    Thanks for the show. There’s good reason for plus size models. So many women nowadays have crossed the line from chubby to fat to Obese, more and more huge clothes are sold.

    Is that the same woman on the covers of People and Vogue? She does have a pretty face. Do people still have blind dates? The fixer upper wouldn’t be lying by saying she’s very pretty.

    Thanks again.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  56. It makes me sleep the sleep of a cherub knowing that just being White helps me oppress so many with so little effort. No further sleep aids or substances required.

    🎶Take Dominance tonight and sleep
    🎶Lock your door and sleep, sleep, sleep.

  57. “Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays, they never got to take a sabbatical, they never got to take a nap…”

    Easy solution: make blacks tenured professors at American universities. Then they can nap summer-long and go to Spain, Italy and the Costa Rica rain forest for their sabbaticals.

  58. ““We are having to go out in the streets during a pandemic, expending our energy in really huge amounts in order to ask for reparations and rest and energy…”

    You need to twist that hermeneutical decoder ring on your finger in order to translate this from woke into English. “ask for reparations and rest and energy” = “grab a pair of Air Jordans, pitch a brick through a window and burn down a Starbucks.” “expending energy” of course requires no translation.

  59. So Stepin Fetchit was a pioneer? Who knew? LOL.

    I once worked at a place that hired a negress who fell asleep at work–on her first day.

    Of course, I once worked at a different place that hired a different negress who stole money out of the cash register–on HER first day.

    Blechpipo spend:

    1/3rd of their time bragging about how “schtrong” they are.

    1/3rd of their time making fun of and complaining about other races.

    And the final 1/3rd of their time whining and crying like a 12 year old girl getting her first menstrual cramps.

  60. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, in the UK, the black African editor of big girl’s Vogue has been involved in quite a histrionic pat media exclusive BLM micro aggression of his own.
    Apparently, the security guard at the London Vogue building had the temerity to ask the editor for his ID, and when the editor refused, sent him round the back door goods entrance. Basically all the security guard was doing was working to protocol. As it happens, there are precious few ethnic British security guards in contemporary London.

    But the irony is that the rich, privileged elitist black Vogue editor, a man blessed with power, is portraying this as a case of victimization against himself, perpetrated by a humble powerless minimum wage employee! And he’s dancing a little victory dance in getting the poor man fired!

  61. Reuters today:

    Perhaps the biggest question facing Biden is whether to select a Black woman following national protests over racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American, in Minneapolis. Warren is the only white candidate on the shortlist, which includes five Black women as well as Grisham, who is Latina, and Duckworth, who is an Asian American.

    See? It’s not just black being capitalized, it’s everything being capitalized. Well, everything except whatever Warren is.

    Also Reuters today:

    Duckworth, a military veteran who lost her legs in combat, would give the ticket a compelling personal narrative and help bolster the campaign’s national security credentials.

    I know we’re all about “identity politics” these days, and I know that public discourse is being sustained on the level of hysterical teenaged girls, but can someone possibly tell me how losing her legs makes Duckworth an expert on national security issues?

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @HammerJack

    can someone possibly tell me how losing her legs makes Duckworth an expert on national security issues?

    I don't know, but she definitely won't have boots on the ground.

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro

  62. @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/39/69/c339697d7d9833a585a905239555281f.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91OgGHOSNuL.jpg

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/october-2018-main-print-1536157852.jpg

    As for Vogue ... let's not even go there.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e9/85/ffe985231b997f0449a19ab15fede98b.jpg

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-11/8/18/asset/4f4c5717d3aa/sub-buzz-1772-1573238051-1.jpg

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    https://mightyjabba.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/people_magazine_jabba.jpg

    https://mumslounge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tess2.jpg

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Thea, @Alden, @Alden

    You show the October 2018 UK edition of Cosmopolitan.

    https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/womens-mags-abcs-cosmopolitan-sees-biggest-circulation-fall-full-figures/

    Cosmopolitan has seen the biggest circulation drop among women’s magazines so far this year, new ABC figures reveal.

    The monthly magazine’s average circulation fell by 32 per cent year-on-year to 206,510 copies in the first six months of 2019.

    Nearly all these rags are in free fall, and going behind a pay wall on the internet won’t save them. Where once Cosmopolitan was glossy and had a veneer of sophistication, now it’s just tacky. The change in character has undoubtedly hastened the collapse in circulation.

    Re Teen Vogue, I suspect it has never made a profit. One has to wonder why it continues to be published online. It’s in the same category as the Leftist website Salon. Founded 25 years ago, it has never made a profit and has received massive subsidy from donors. Why ? What’s in it for the donors.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Verymuchalive

    I can think of reasons why wealthy donors would want access to aspiring teen models.

    "You wanna be a star? If you can show our benefactor here a good time tonight, we'll put you on next month's cover!"

    Of course, nowadays, every other college girl has her very own sugar daddy (or two, or ten). Instagram thots are a dime a dozen. So who cares who goes on the cover of some lame fashion rag anymore?

  63. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    I arrived in Siena, Italy, which was perhaps the richest city in Europe about 1300, at 1pm extremely hungry for lunch, only to find every single restaurant in town locked up and the workers snoozing. It was a very hungry afternoon.

    Replies: @Sean, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Znzn

    Siesta isn’t just for the Spanish!

    Having in Southern Europe at 1 PM is less problematic since more dining options have appeared in recent years.

  64. I’m old enough to remember when Vogue the magazine was used to sell sewing patterns. Why there is even a teen edition in an era of people neither sewing or reading magazines is a bit of a mystery.

  65. @kaganovitch
    “We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a…deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble,” he said. “That same tactic has only evolved.”


    Judging by this pair, it worked like a charm.

    Replies: @TWS

    Too true.

  66. @anon
    @Buffalo Joe

    Ok, Joe, here you go.

    Language warning. NSFW.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uai7M4RpoLU

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Buffalo Joe

    OneFourTwo, Thank you ! A cinema classic.

  67. “We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a…deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble,” he said. “That same tactic has only evolved.”

    To help resolve this chronic lack of sleep, Acosta and Sosa are calling for rest as reparations…

    “Slavery is a regime of stealing and extraction: Stolen wages, stolen life, stolen land, but stolen time was one of the main things. We need time,” Sosa said. “We need time off, we need time out. Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays, they never got to take a sabbatical, they never got to take a nap. When you pile all of those together, you see the reparations that need to happen are monetary, but they’re also time and space.”

    Subsidized naps and sabbaticals as reparations. I like it.

    Acosta and Sosa are explicit, the rationale is the harm done by the 256 years of American slavery. So the leisure time transfer must be from white people to Descendants of American Slaves. Other factions in the Coalition of the Fringes get nothing, at least until they have secured their own Teen Vogue articles.

    Barbara Jordan would approve.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @ic1000

    ic1000, actually brillant thoughts... blacks do need time out. Remember those hours spent facing the wall in "TimeOut." And as an aside, when you work in construction, rarely do you get a paid holiday, let alone a paid vacation. If you wanted a full day's pay you worked in the rain and in the snow.

  68. @Alden
    @Jim Don Bob

    OhmyGod!!!! When I was a kid and reading Seventeen, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, the editors and writers were as slim , well dressed and pretty as the models.

    At Christmas I asked the 4 granddaughters if they’d ever heard of teen vogue. They all said no. I asked them to each ask 10 friends if they ever heard of teen vogue. All said no.

    From observing the girls, and their friends, they don’t read online girls and women’s magazines. They just google pimple masks, hair curling straightening , styles , make up, whatever they’re interested in at the time.

    I never read the teen magazine articles I just looked at the hair styles and clothes. I don’t think there were any articles in Seventeen and Glamour, just the important things, clothes, hair, not even dieting because we were all slim.

    Replies: @Stan Adams, @Daniel Chieh

    Youtube killed the entire space for style and makeup, I believe

  69. @Ben tillman
    It takes a special kind of stupid to think that slave owners wanted to decrease their workers’ productivity by depriving them of sleep. It’s the same kind of stupid that thinks that people with high time preference like to stop carousing and go to bed early.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Neuday, @Jack D, @Cloudbuster

    I recall the research into whether Thomas Jefferson really fathered Sally-whatshername’s child, and they found that the more likely father was a cousin who liked to stay up late with the slaves to drink and play music.

    I don’t know much about average working blacks, but it’s not at all uncommon for Whites and Mestizos to wake up at 5:00 am or earlier to get to work. Is that true for Blacks? Do they have difficulty getting to bed by 10:00 pm?

  70. Teen Vogue: Black Power Naps Is Addressing Systemic Racism in Sleep

    More articles from the same issue to help foster woke mythology-as-history among our young people :

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/southwest-settlers-tuberculosis

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/the-racist-history-of-americas-patriotic-anthems#intcid=recommendations_teen-vogue-bottom-recirc_f8937bc0-1788-42ba-82f2-25a95063d941_similar2-3

    Yes, illness (among whites) and anthems were apparently invented to dominate people of color.

  71. @Steve Sailer
    @Sean

    I arrived in Siena, Italy, which was perhaps the richest city in Europe about 1300, at 1pm extremely hungry for lunch, only to find every single restaurant in town locked up and the workers snoozing. It was a very hungry afternoon.

    Replies: @Sean, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Znzn

    Because 40 percent of Americans being chronically sleep deprived does wonders for your productivity at work?

  72. @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/39/69/c339697d7d9833a585a905239555281f.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91OgGHOSNuL.jpg

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/october-2018-main-print-1536157852.jpg

    As for Vogue ... let's not even go there.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e9/85/ffe985231b997f0449a19ab15fede98b.jpg

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-11/8/18/asset/4f4c5717d3aa/sub-buzz-1772-1573238051-1.jpg

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    https://mightyjabba.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/people_magazine_jabba.jpg

    https://mumslounge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tess2.jpg

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Thea, @Alden, @Alden

    Fashion magazines were always aspirational. If this is the current pinnacle of beauty I’m afraid of what the bottom dwelling 10% resembles.

  73. @Jim Don Bob
    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue. She graduated college in 2009 so it's been a while since she's been a teen.

    https://brittneymcnamara.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/img-4589.jpg

    Replies: @Alden, @Abe, @Escher

    She(?) looks a bit confused about her identity too. Maybe she’s editing it as we speak.

  74. @Ben tillman
    It takes a special kind of stupid to think that slave owners wanted to decrease their workers’ productivity by depriving them of sleep. It’s the same kind of stupid that thinks that people with high time preference like to stop carousing and go to bed early.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Neuday, @Jack D, @Cloudbuster

    I think that the implication is that the slave owners kept the slaves working so many hours per day that there was not enough time for sleep. There might have in fact been harvest or planting periods on plantations where it was important to process the ripe crop before it spoiled or to get the crop in the ground at the right time and so brief periods of intensive work might have been required even to the point of sleep deprivation. But generally speaking, the seasonal, outdoor nature of agricultural work and the lack of artificial lighting which restricted work after dark meant that they would have been able to get plenty of sleep most of the year.

  75. My puppy always starts running around the house like a destructive lunatic right before her typical bed time. I understand it’s the same for young children. Really adults, too, for that matter (bars, clubs, etc).

    I used to live with a black woman. Learned a lot in the process of developing mild PTSD. One thing I learned is that they don’t sleep a lot because they don’t go to bed until 1am or later. Why? Real Housewives of Atlanta and other must-see TV, in her case. Other reasons? I lost track of the number of times I was woken by psychos screaming at each other on the street below at 3am, or driving by (and often parking) with enough bass to knock down the Walls of Jericho.

    Back to my puppy… she’s significantly crazier at these end-of-day times if I’ve been lazy and kept her cooped up more than I should have during the day. Extra energy combined with oncoming sleep hormones is a very bad combo.

  76. @ic1000

    "We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a…deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble,” he said. “That same tactic has only evolved.”

    To help resolve this chronic lack of sleep, Acosta and Sosa are calling for rest as reparations...

    “Slavery is a regime of stealing and extraction: Stolen wages, stolen life, stolen land, but stolen time was one of the main things. We need time,” Sosa said. “We need time off, we need time out. Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays, they never got to take a sabbatical, they never got to take a nap. When you pile all of those together, you see the reparations that need to happen are monetary, but they’re also time and space.”
     

    Subsidized naps and sabbaticals as reparations. I like it.

    Acosta and Sosa are explicit, the rationale is the harm done by the 256 years of American slavery. So the leisure time transfer must be from white people to Descendants of American Slaves. Other factions in the Coalition of the Fringes get nothing, at least until they have secured their own Teen Vogue articles.

    Barbara Jordan would approve.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    ic1000, actually brillant thoughts… blacks do need time out. Remember those hours spent facing the wall in “TimeOut.” And as an aside, when you work in construction, rarely do you get a paid holiday, let alone a paid vacation. If you wanted a full day’s pay you worked in the rain and in the snow.

  77. @Ben tillman
    It takes a special kind of stupid to think that slave owners wanted to decrease their workers’ productivity by depriving them of sleep. It’s the same kind of stupid that thinks that people with high time preference like to stop carousing and go to bed early.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @Neuday, @Jack D, @Cloudbuster

    Modern people don’t really get that in the old days, when it got dark, it got dark. Field slaves had to quit field work at sundown because there just wasn’t any light to keep working. Flood lights weren’t a thing. Indoor lighting was really poor by modern standards. If you have ever stayed in a primitive cabin with only candles and oil lamps for light, you know what that’s like.

    So, it got dark, and people went to sleep. Slave and free. We’re at the longest time of the year right now and night is about 8 hours from last light to first light. In the winter, nights can top 14 hours here in the Ohio valley region.

  78. @HammerJack
    Reuters today:

    Perhaps the biggest question facing Biden is whether to select a Black woman following national protests over racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American, in Minneapolis. Warren is the only white candidate on the shortlist, which includes five Black women as well as Grisham, who is Latina, and Duckworth, who is an Asian American.
     
    See? It's not just black being capitalized, it's everything being capitalized. Well, everything except whatever Warren is.

    Also Reuters today:


    Duckworth, a military veteran who lost her legs in combat, would give the ticket a compelling personal narrative and help bolster the campaign’s national security credentials.
     
    I know we're all about "identity politics" these days, and I know that public discourse is being sustained on the level of hysterical teenaged girls, but can someone possibly tell me how losing her legs makes Duckworth an expert on national security issues?

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    can someone possibly tell me how losing her legs makes Duckworth an expert on national security issues?

    I don’t know, but she definitely won’t have boots on the ground.

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    @Cloudbuster

    Nobody will ever say about Miss Duckworth that she has feet of clay.

  79. But isn’t “commodification of time” one of the Smithsonian’s critiques of “whiteness”?

  80. @jcd1974
    Remember that according to the Smithsonian's African American Museum the scientific method is just another aspect of whiteness that oppresses the Blacks.

    So if Donaquita says she's tired because her great-great-great grandmother had to get up early to bake bread for her master, we have to believe her.

    Replies: @Elle

    The Smithsonian just said that the commodification of time is one of the pernicious aspects of whiteness.

    But who can forget how our forebears would blast Metallica and Cristina Aguilera all night to prevent their field hands from getting a good night’s rest—all to enfeeble their minds.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Elle


    But who can forget how our forebears would blast Metallica and Cristina Aguilera all night to prevent their field hands from getting a good night’s rest—all to enfeeble their minds.
     
    Guilty as charged. Not with Metallica or this Aguilera person, of course, but I blasted Cheap Trick's Live at Budokan over and over out the back porch at the Mexicans working on the house next door. They'd been playing some music I didn't like on their boom box. Well, they weren't slaves, but imported cheap labor just the same ... so...
  81. @Abe
    @Jim Don Bob


    Brittney is an Identity Editor at Teen Vogue.
     
    Ye gods! Pickle that thing’s ankles and there'll be at least one Italian village that won’t go hungry through Easter!

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Pickle that thing’s ankles … ”

    Cruel but effective.

  82. @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/39/69/c339697d7d9833a585a905239555281f.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91OgGHOSNuL.jpg

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/october-2018-main-print-1536157852.jpg

    As for Vogue ... let's not even go there.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e9/85/ffe985231b997f0449a19ab15fede98b.jpg

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-11/8/18/asset/4f4c5717d3aa/sub-buzz-1772-1573238051-1.jpg

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    https://mightyjabba.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/people_magazine_jabba.jpg

    https://mumslounge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tess2.jpg

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Thea, @Alden, @Alden

    I have an idea what cosmo is like nowadays. I see the titles on the covers.

  83. @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Cosmo is not quite what it used to be:



    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c3/39/69/c339697d7d9833a585a905239555281f.jpg

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91OgGHOSNuL.jpg

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/october-2018-main-print-1536157852.jpg

    As for Vogue ... let's not even go there.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/e9/85/ffe985231b997f0449a19ab15fede98b.jpg

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-11/8/18/asset/4f4c5717d3aa/sub-buzz-1772-1573238051-1.jpg

    People, on the other hand, has a long history of showcasing plus-sized models on its cover:

    https://mightyjabba.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/people_magazine_jabba.jpg

    https://mumslounge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tess2.jpg

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Thea, @Alden, @Alden

    Vogue’s been really pushing not just black, but ugly black models for years. And hairstyles that really emphasize the ugliness. Vogue’s always been the Jewish magazine. Bazaar, Town& Country, Elle, Marie Claire are for the goyim. With attractive models

    There’s really no reason for fashion magazines any more. Fashion is dead. The fashion industry did it to itself by pushing jeans, cargo pants T shirts sweat shirts, shapeless shift dresses.

    Thanks for the show. There’s good reason for plus size models. So many women nowadays have crossed the line from chubby to fat to Obese, more and more huge clothes are sold.

    Is that the same woman on the covers of People and Vogue? She does have a pretty face. Do people still have blind dates? The fixer upper wouldn’t be lying by saying she’s very pretty.

    Thanks again.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Alden

    Yes, it's the same woman:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tess_Holliday

    Her measurements are 52-49-59.

    Chubby chasers will be saddened to learn that she is married:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/53/37/a9/5337a9222a314a763b3c36b780a35059.jpg

  84. @Verymuchalive
    @Stan Adams

    You show the October 2018 UK edition of Cosmopolitan.

    https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/womens-mags-abcs-cosmopolitan-sees-biggest-circulation-fall-full-figures/


    Cosmopolitan has seen the biggest circulation drop among women’s magazines so far this year, new ABC figures reveal.

    The monthly magazine’s average circulation fell by 32 per cent year-on-year to 206,510 copies in the first six months of 2019.
     

    Nearly all these rags are in free fall, and going behind a pay wall on the internet won't save them. Where once Cosmopolitan was glossy and had a veneer of sophistication, now it's just tacky. The change in character has undoubtedly hastened the collapse in circulation.

    Re Teen Vogue, I suspect it has never made a profit. One has to wonder why it continues to be published online. It's in the same category as the Leftist website Salon. Founded 25 years ago, it has never made a profit and has received massive subsidy from donors. Why ? What's in it for the donors.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    I can think of reasons why wealthy donors would want access to aspiring teen models.

    “You wanna be a star? If you can show our benefactor here a good time tonight, we’ll put you on next month’s cover!”

    Of course, nowadays, every other college girl has her very own sugar daddy (or two, or ten). Instagram thots are a dime a dozen. So who cares who goes on the cover of some lame fashion rag anymore?

  85. @El Dato
    @kaganovitch


    When social justice activist and lawyer Derecka Purnell was just 12 years old, she and her sister watched a police officer shoot a young boy in a city recreation center because he had ignored the basketball sign-in sheet.
     
    That's when cops were still known as North American Security Staffers, or "Nazis".

    In The Atlantic, Purnell says she was 12 years old. While her current age is not public information, when she sat for a Kansas City Star profile in 2014 her age was reported as 24. Based on this, we can safely assume the alleged police shooting occurred between 2001 and 2003. A broad search for “police” and “recreation center” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s archives for those years yields 37 results. Those results include voter guides, community events, feel-good stories, budget updates and all the standard business of local news coverage, but no stories remotely resembling a police officer shooting a boy.
     
    Holocaust levels of good storytelling is sure to be produced and eagerly printed. As if there weren't problems enough. I would say that memories from the age of 12 are as believable as any Münchausen Tale.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    And even if this were not clearly made up, it still wouldn’t have been because of a sign-in sheet, it would have been because of refusing to do the most basic minimum acts of citizenship (answer a cop’s basic questions) and safety (attacking a cop).

  86. @Cloudbuster
    @HammerJack

    can someone possibly tell me how losing her legs makes Duckworth an expert on national security issues?

    I don't know, but she definitely won't have boots on the ground.

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro

    Nobody will ever say about Miss Duckworth that she has feet of clay.

  87. @Elle
    @jcd1974

    The Smithsonian just said that the commodification of time is one of the pernicious aspects of whiteness.

    But who can forget how our forebears would blast Metallica and Cristina Aguilera all night to prevent their field hands from getting a good night's rest—all to enfeeble their minds.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    But who can forget how our forebears would blast Metallica and Cristina Aguilera all night to prevent their field hands from getting a good night’s rest—all to enfeeble their minds.

    Guilty as charged. Not with Metallica or this Aguilera person, of course, but I blasted Cheap Trick’s Live at Budokan over and over out the back porch at the Mexicans working on the house next door. They’d been playing some music I didn’t like on their boom box. Well, they weren’t slaves, but imported cheap labor just the same … so…

  88. @Alden
    @Stan Adams

    Vogue’s been really pushing not just black, but ugly black models for years. And hairstyles that really emphasize the ugliness. Vogue’s always been the Jewish magazine. Bazaar, Town& Country, Elle, Marie Claire are for the goyim. With attractive models

    There’s really no reason for fashion magazines any more. Fashion is dead. The fashion industry did it to itself by pushing jeans, cargo pants T shirts sweat shirts, shapeless shift dresses.

    Thanks for the show. There’s good reason for plus size models. So many women nowadays have crossed the line from chubby to fat to Obese, more and more huge clothes are sold.

    Is that the same woman on the covers of People and Vogue? She does have a pretty face. Do people still have blind dates? The fixer upper wouldn’t be lying by saying she’s very pretty.

    Thanks again.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Yes, it’s the same woman:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tess_Holliday

    Her measurements are 52-49-59.

    Chubby chasers will be saddened to learn that she is married:

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