What is worse--- "ghetto booty" or "being so tied up in your
whiteness that you cannot think of others"?
to "you-genius": I hope the woman finds a more professional and (dare we
hope?) someone with more empathy for her health care.
I just found out that the DN feels free to **print** racial slurs in its
newspaper -- but the moderators won't allow me to offer any reciprocal
slurs in return, even to illustrate why this woman had a right to be
offended.Yeah, that's journalistic "balance" for ya --
DN style, that is. LOL!!
She should sue that doctor. He violated her Constitutional right not to be
offended.Seriously, we're reporting this story because... why?
People overreact all the time.@Mark B, I don't know about
anyone else, but I'm having a big yuk at this woman's expense because
of her complete lack of reasonableness, inflated ego, and the fact that no one
would know how much of a SHREW [thank you, thesaurus.com] she is if she had just
kept her psychotic ranting to herself.
another descriptionSpine 1989 A comparison of actual and apparent
lumbar lordosis in black and white adult females.Mosner EAThe
purposes of this study were to investigate differences in lumbar lordosis in
black and white adult females and to explain the clinical impression that blacks
have a greater lordosis than whites. An actual lumbosacral lordosis angle (ALS)
was measured from a standing right lateral lumbosacral radiograph using the
angle formed from the intersection of lines drawn across the top of the second
lumbar vertebral body and across the top of the sacrum. An actual lumbo-lumbar
angle (ALL) was measured, except the second line was drawn across the bottom of
the fifth vertebral body. To determine whether gluteal prominence gives a false
impression of increased lumbar lordosis, an apparent lordosis (APL) measurement
was taken, measuring the distance from the subject's greater trochanter to
the most posterior aspect of the buttocks. Significant differences were found
between black and white APL, with blacks demonstrating a larger APL than whites.
The investigators therefore contend that the clinician's assumption that
blacks have a greater lordosis than whites is based on an apparent increased
lordosis due to more prominent buttocks (APL).
Should we all have a big yuk at this woman's expense? There's nothing
like another chance to feel superior through belittling someone else. Oh, I can
feel my self esteem growing!
If you search Google for "getto body", you will find it is a common
term. That is no excuse for the doctor saying her problem can't be fixed
when other doctors say otherwise.
Certainly not the best medical diagnosis, but I sure did laugh. I wonder if
this doctor would have told Kim Kardashian the same thing.
sometimes the truth does hurt