Doctor tells patient with back pain she suffers from 'ghetto booty'

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  • Bob K porland, OR
    July 18, 2013 4:23 a.m.

    What is worse--- "ghetto booty" or "being so tied up in your whiteness that you cannot think of others"?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 17, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    to "you-genius": I hope the woman finds a more professional and (dare we hope?) someone with more empathy for her health care.

  • Contrarius mid-state, TN
    July 17, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    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.


  • EnosEugenius Shenandoah, IA
    July 16, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    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,] she is if she had just kept her psychotic ranting to herself.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    July 16, 2013 4:47 p.m.

    another description
    Spine 1989
    A comparison of actual and apparent lumbar lordosis in black and white adult females.
    Mosner EA
    The 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).

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 16, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    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!

  • Warren Zeigler NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    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.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    July 16, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Certainly not the best medical diagnosis, but I sure did laugh. I wonder if this doctor would have told Kim Kardashian the same thing.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    sometimes the truth does hurt