Surgeon General Wrong, Black Women’s Hair Not Cause Of Obesity

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Black women can’t catch a break.

Lately, they’ve been criticized for everything from wearing weaves to weighing more than other racial groups.

Now, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, a black woman, is chiming in about the reason behind the higher obesity rates.

Benjamin, who has been criticized for being overweight herself, recently told the New York Times: “Oftentimes you get women saying, ‘I can’t exercise today because I don’t want to sweat my hair back or get my hair wet.’ I hate to use the word ‘excuse’ but that’s one of them.”