Posted on May 22, 2022

University of Illinois Chicago Wants to Cancel the Word ‘Obesity’ Because It’s ‘Racist’

Jesse O'Neill, New York Post, May 18, 2022

The woke police are coming for the term “obesity.”

The University of Illinois Chicago’s school of public health published an article by a dietitian claiming the medical term is “racist” and should be replaced with the wordy term “people with larger bodies.”

Author Amanda Montgomery, RN, argued that race scientists used “fatness and differing body characteristics” to classify black people as “less civilized” and “as a way to justify slavery, racism and classism, and control women,” according to her health brief, entitled “Addressing weight stigma and fatphobia in public health.”

Montgomery also contends that losing weight “has detrimental effects on our physiology” and many people can’t become thinner because of “uncontrollable genetic or environmental factors.”


More than two out of five Americans — including half of the black population — are obes {snip}