Friday, October 14, 2011

A new University of British Columbia study finds that black Canadians with darker skin are more likely to report poorer health than black Canadians with lighter skin

The study also found that black Canadians are more likely than others to report high blood pressure and that Asian Canadians are most likely to report poorer mental health.

1 comment:

Harold said...

The researchers blame the health differences on "colorism" (i.e. the belief that dark-skinned blacks are treated worse than light-skinned blacks). I think a more likely explanation is that tropical peoples such as black Africans do poorly in non-tropical environments such as Canada. Since dark-skinned blacks probably have more African DNA than light-skinned ones this would mean that they are going to do worse in Canada. For example, dark-skinned blacks probably have lower levels of vitamin D than light-skinned ones.