We have a serious problem in this country when it comes to telling the truth and coddling people because we’re afraid to hurt their feelings
The inability to speak plainly is all but gone, as we’re forced to tiptoe around or ignore the truth altogether.
This, in turn, does far more damage to folks–and society–than being honest ever could.
Related to this phenomenon is what’s called the tyranny of low expectations. This is something the Left is especially guilty of, as it goes hand in hand with their need to Balkanize and break everyone into groups that must be protected from things that make them feel “uncomfortable.”
Rather than telling people to get over it, or stop being babies, the opposite is done. That is, they cater to their whining and make everyone but them change.
A prime example of this problem can be seen in a recent lawsuit filed against Coca-Cola, for a reason you have to hear to believe.
As reported at BizPac Review, on Thursday, two black pastors, William Lamar and Delman Coates, filed a lawsuit in the DC Superior Court against Coca-Cola, alleging that the beverage company participated in “false, deceptive, and misleading advertising and promotion of sugar-sweetened beverages” that had a particularly negative effect on the black community.
“It’s become really clear to me that we’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets,” Coates told the Post.
“There’s a great deal of misinformation in our communities, and I think that’s largely a function of these deceptive marketing campaigns.”
Coates said he had seen members of his congregation give bottles filled with soft drinks to their infants. So here’s an idea.
Instead of having such low expectations for your own people, placing the blame for their behavior on someone else, why don’t you seek to improve their understanding or have faith that they’re smart enough to know excess sugar is bad?
Coates is all but saying his congregation is full of morons. And he’s actually being incredibly racist against his own people.
“This campaign of deception has also been bestowed on the leadership of our major Latino and black organizations,” Coates said. “The leaders of many of these organizations, like the average lay person, is just not aware of the science.”
New York University professor Marion Nestle said that minority communities have historically supported the beverage companies, as they have contributed to minority groups such as the NAACP.
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Of course they have. The poorer a community is, the more health related problems they have, and black communities are, on average, poorer than most.
It’s common sense. That’s because they don’t have the funds necessary to purchase costlier, healthier foods, which is especially true when it comes to beverages. However, nobody’s putting a gun to folks’ heads and making them choose these products.
Nor is anyone stopping them from taking a few minutes to look this stuff up on the web. There’s no excuse to not understand the negative effects of stuff like soda, and we shouldn’t be pussyfooting around that reality.
Maybe Coates and Lamar should get their community expectations out of the dumps. Expect and demand more of your community, don’t whine about being a victim in a situation of your own making.
Source: BizPac Review