Mike Adams

Let me get something straight right now. I do not work for the University of North Carolina. I work for the North Carolina taxpayers. And, right now, they (we) are being bankrupted by a litany of divisive, politically correct, and unnecessary government “educational” programs. I use derisive quotes around the word “educational” because these programs teach nothing more than self-pity and imagined victimhood to those who are victims of nothing other than their own bad decisions.

Take, for instance, the new “fit and phat” program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). This is an 8-week program that is “designed to give women of color a culturally competent place to become more educated about health and wellness.” In other words, it is another racially segregated UNC program designed to exclude white people in the name of tolerance and diversity.

According to the UNCG website, “fit and phat” will “integrate both educational sessions and exercise helping to adopt healthy, active lifestyles while attending college.” It adds the following justification for teaching that obesity is a social problem rather than an individual problem: “By addressing the sociocultural components of wellness, and needs of minority women at UNCG, we hope to see these women become advocates for their own health.”

In other words, UNCG hopes to indoctrinate black students even while they exercise. Why? To tell them that obesity is a form of institutional racism. UNCG’s hope to see black women become “advocates for their own health can roughly be translated as follows: “UNCG hopes to see black women become advocates for national health care.”

Of course, the UNCG statement could also be translated to read: “UNCG likes to create government programs to encourage the creation of more government programs.” Or it could mean: “Ultimately, UNCG administrators dream of a day when everyone else has a useless government job, too.” I guess the meaning varies based upon sociocultural factors. Maybe we need another government study to help us work thorough this.

UNCG tells us that “One of the most important reasons for women of color to be more active is the risk of cardiovascular disease.” This is earth-shattering isn’t it? Maybe they should add that one of the reasons to avoid unemployment is the risk of poverty. Or have they already met their quota of reinforcing negative stereotypes of black people?


Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.