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Acura Wanted A Specific Kind Of Black Person For Their Commercial

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How does this happen? Why isn't there SOMEONE there that thought this was a bad idea??

Remember that Acura commercial during the Super Bowl with Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno?

Well Acura really wanted a specific kind of African American to play the role of the car salesman:

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ABC's The Bachelor Is Getting Sued For Racial Discrimination

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When is the last time there was a person of color chosen to be The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? NEVER!

That is exactly why football players Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson (neither of which affiliated with the NFL) are filing a class-action lawsuit against ABC's reality dating competition.

We think is is pret-ty ridiculous that

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Lamar Hurd Should Be The First African-American Bachelor!!

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Okay. Let's get serious for a second…

For years, everyone's been asking, "How come there's never a non-white Bachelor??

To answer the question, show creator Mike Fleiss told Entertainment Weekly:

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Nationwide Survey Reveals Heavier Black Women Have Higher Self-Esteem Than Thinner White Women

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Baby got back AND higher self-esteem!

A nationwide study has found that heavier set African American women are actually happier with their bodies than most average-sized or thin Caucasian women.

The survey by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation interviewed 800 women across the country to discover 66% of overweight or obese black women had high self-esteem, while only 41% of skinny white women could say the same!

Although they love their curves, 90% African American women revealed in the survey that they thought living a healthy lifestyle is more important that religion, career and marriage. 28% were also more likely to insist that being physically attractive is "very important", while only 11% of white women could say the same.

The average Caucasian participant was more likely to agree that being physically attractive is only "somewhat important."

Do U think these findings are actually representative of all black and white women across the United States?

[Image via WENN.]

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Magic Johnson Takes New Approach To Fight Homophobia Using Hip Hop

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Score one for Magic!

The Laker legend wants to enlist hip hop and R&B artists to help raise HIV awareness in the African American community.

He hopes that with the help of rappers and singers, homophobia will decrease within Black culture.

Magic writes:

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CDC Reveals African And Hispanic Americans Are Ethnic Groups Most Affected By HIV

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A new National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report states that African Americans and Hispanics are the ethnic groups most affected by HIV.

African Americans account for 44% of the 48,100 new HIV cases diagnosed in 2009, while Hispanics account for 20% of the new HIV cases, but respectively, each ethnic group only accounts for 14% and 16% of the U.S. population.

Regardless of race, the study points out that gay men remain the population most heavily affected by HIV in the United States.

Although

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Obese Mothers And Children More Likely To Underestimate Weight

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A new study presented at the American Heart Association conference in Atlanta on Wednesday shows that obese mothers and their children are more likely to underestimate their own and each other's weight.

Columbia University researchers found 82% percent of the obese women in their study underestimated their weight, compared with 43% of overweight and 13% of normal-weight women.

Similarly, 86% of overweight or obese children failed to correctly estimate their weight, compared with just 15% of normal-weight children.

This suggests that with roughly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. now overweight or obese, those in that category are more likely to perceive their weight as "normal".

The study's lead author Nicole E Dumas, M.D., said, "A lot of their misperception has to do with the fact that overweight and obesity is becoming the norm."

That's a little unsettling.

Dumas continued to explain:

"There was a trend that showed that as women became more and more overweight, and then obese, the larger the misperception of true body weight was. Unfortunately, we found this was the case with the children as well."

Since most of the participants were Latino mothers and children in urban settings, other medical experts believe the study was too small and too ethnically homogenous to support any firm conclusions.

However, the study author points out that other studies have found similar trends among African Americans and Caucasians.

Either way, it's a little scary to think that obesity is becoming the perception of what is "normal".

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