06/29/17 – This article was originally written and published during MFP’s past “racist for clicks” era. The text below has been extensively edited so that it can be plausibly presented as legitimate intellectual inquiry (it’s not, the aforementioned Matt was just trolling for clicks).
On his podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently claimed:
Men who lift weights have a higher bone density than men who don’t lift weights…African-American females have a very similar bone density to white males [who don’t lift weights].
Initially, I was like, “that’s racist”.
But in fact, Rogan’s claim is substantiated by the National Institute of Health (NIH):
For reasons still not known, African American females tend to achieve higher peak bone mass than Caucasian females. These differences in bone density are seen even during childhood and adolescence.
Whatever the case, you may recall that the late great Patrice O’Neal accurately discussed African-American women in his 2005 HBO special, “One Night Stand”…