Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Give Us Your Poor, Your Tired, Your Bloated

Some good news today in the category of American Exceptionalism: The USA not only remains the fattest nation on the face of God's splotchy Earth, but we're putting the title out of reach!

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia...

More than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent.

Suck it, Mexico!

But before we start resting on our steel-reinforced laurels, we should note the fact that "adult obesity rates for Blacks and Latinos were higher than for Whites in at least 40 states and the District of Columbia." Put another way, a large part of our obesity epidemic is thanks to Latinos who come here and gain the weight Americans aren't willing to gain? Could that be possible?

Complacent Americans may want to take a gander at this report titled Migration and Health: The Children of Mexican Immigrants in the U.S. [pdf]

Among males ages 12 to 15, the average weight of Mexicans’ children is 63.5 kilos. This average is the highest in comparison with other ethnic and racial groups. The children of U.S.-born Afro-Americans weigh an average of 60.6 kilos, as opposed to 59 kilos for the children of U.S.-born whites. The children of other immigrants have the lowest average (54.5 kilos). These differences are even more striking in view of the fact that Mexicans’ children also have the lowest average height.

Open your eyes, people. Mexicans - who are pretty fat to begin with - are coming into our country, having offspring, and fattening them into the most obese young ethnic group in the nation. (Sort of gives new meaning to the term "anchor babies.") And lest you think, "Well, good for us! We're draining Mexico of all her fatties!" Remember, there are people out there determined to send 12 million of these human marshmallows back where they came from. And then who will the Fattest Nation on Earth be?

If you're anti-illegal-immigrant, you're anti-American. It's just that simple, beanpole.


jennifer rose said...

"Among males ages 12 to 15, the average weight of Mexicans’ children is 3.5 kilos."

3.5 kilos for a 12-15 year old male? I'd call that pretty darn miniature.

Burro Hall said...

Oh, Jennifer...don't you understand the metric system? That's, like, 240 pounds!