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Beyond parody; The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise in the U.S. (time.com)

And six other surprising facts about the history of fitness in America.

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deletetheelite
deletetheelite
1 month ago

Looks like an interesting article but it’s behind a paywall unfortunately.

John
John
1 month ago

Read the article. It was.saying that running as an exercise was safer for whites than blacks since whites lived in more affluent neighborhoods while for blacks living in crowded and poorer communities it would be a different experience. The article stopped short of saying, blacks running on the Streets may be misconstrued as running from a crime… It’s very click baity and just puts exercise in the negative zone. Does everything have to be viewed this way or is there a purpose to rile up people? It’s strange

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour
1 month ago

The fitness fanaticism in America reminds me of the Nazis. The fitness industry has a deep history with eugenics and creating a “master race.” And the very term fitness seems Darwinian to me, it kind of makes my skin crawl.

Stevencasteel
Stevencasteel
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleurdamour

Self-mastery is a high ideal. And since epigenetics is a thing, then your present fitness efforts will pass on to your children’s genes.

Fleurdamour
Fleurdamour
1 month ago
Reply to  Stevencasteel

There’s nothing wrong with healthy exercise, it’s making a cult of physical perfection that equates human good and worth with it that’s problematic. Lots of N**i propaganda films show Aryan types exercising and it doesn’t look much different than some of the narcisstic modern workout Tik Toks.

Anton
Anton
1 month ago
Reply to  Fleurdamour

I know what you mean and fully agree with you, i also think that it’s important to be healthy and physically strong but it should be self-evident and in personal sphere rather than propaganda or trends or whatever…Human life is sacred and should be protected since the moment of natural conception until the natural death because it is created by our Creator and we all should strongly oppose and reject everything related to gene altering, DNA modifying, eugenics and everything that promotes any kind of eugenics, racial superiority like apartheid, segregation or n**i propaganda. In God’s eyes, we are all equal, every single human of this world, all 8 billion of us should have granted protection and dignity under common law and only God can judge us.