African American History Culture : African Americans get less sleep than whites, an inequality stretching back to slavery

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    African Americans get less sleep than whites, an inequality stretching back to slavery

    ... Yet it may be just as important to consider what happens when we’re asleep. Race shapes our sleep, a relationship that has surprising roots deep in our national past ...

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-reiss-race-sleep-gap-20170423-story.html

    African Americans don't sleep as well as whites, an inequality stretching back to slavery

    Some racial inequities are exacerbated at night.
    latimes.com


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    A family of African American war workers in a makeshift bedroom in Little Toyko, Los Angeles in the 1940s. (Los Angeles Daily News/UCLA Archive)


    Benjamin Reiss




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    Do you believe Blacks get less sleep?
    The writer of the article, Benjamin Reiss, is a white man.
    How does he know how many hours Black people are sleeping?
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    Thomas Jefferson, for instance, opined that black people simply “require less sleep” than whites. And while he noted enslaved people’s propensity to drop off quickly at the end of a long day, he convinced himself that a rapid descent into sleep was evidence of inferior intellects (rather than insufficient rest). White people, he observed, could keep themselves up late into the night to pursue intellectual or creative endeavors, whereas “negroes” were deficient in the powers of “reflection” that allowed them to do so: “An animal whose body is at rest, and

    Now they want to study how we sleeping.
    Get outta here Benjamin
     
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    White people always seem to know us more then we know about ourselves. Yes there is a large number of Blacks who get a whole lot less sleep then all the races in America combined, especially at night. If you're Black and live in a city who's police department gratuitously practices The No Knock Warrant Policy with overwhelming firepower you "WILL" be losing a lot of sleep.