University of California academics say that ‘structural and everyday racism’ killed Jackie Robinson

Professors, without a medical degree or even attending medical school have made a declarations—doctors that claimed the famed baseball player Jackie Robinson died of a combination of heart disease and diabetes, were wrong.  These whack jobs now claim Robinson died of “systemic racism”:.  It was not biology that killed him, it was mental—his mind killed him.  With this amount of gross stupidity, why are these people still getting a government check?  Why are they not in the loony bin, getting their heads examined?

Tamra Loeb, an associate research psychologist at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities; Alicia Morehead-Gee, an internal medicine resident at UCSF; and Derek Novacek, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA — made the argument in an article titled “Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?”

“When Robinson died on Oct. 24, 1972, few researchers studied health disparities,” they wrote, “there was little understanding that social factors and stress greatly affect health, and that racism and discrimination contribute to poor health outcomes among communities of color.”

They added that “since Robinson’s death, however, research has shown that enduring structural and everyday racism can have serious negative consequences for health.”

“We can’t help but wonder: Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?” they asked.

These folks are dangerous to themselves and their students.  They need to be kept away from decent society until they get the therapy needed.  They see your divorce as caused by racism.  They see a student who did not study and failed a test as a victim of racism.  What these useful idiots do not see is personal responsibility—they have none so why should you.  Blame it on the KK—founded by the Democrat Party,

University of California academics say that ‘structural and everyday racism’ killed Jackie Robinson

University of California researchers believe “structural and everyday racism” killed baseball player Jackie Robinson. Robinson passed away from a heart attack at the age of 53. One expert noted to Campus Reform that the article “makes no reference to the substantial literature associating African ancestry with genetic predisposition to diabetes.”

Ben Zeisloft, Campus Reform, 5/2/21  

Three University of California academics are arguing that “structural and everyday racism” killed Jackie Robinson, the trailblazing American hero who integrated Major League Baseball in 1947.

Tamra Loeb, an associate research psychologist at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities; Alicia Morehead-Gee, an internal medicine resident at UCSF; and Derek Novacek, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA — made the argument in an article titled “Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?”

“When Robinson died on Oct. 24, 1972, few researchers studied health disparities,” they wrote, “there was little understanding that social factors and stress greatly affect health, and that racism and discrimination contribute to poor health outcomes among communities of color.”

They added that “since Robinson’s death, however, research has shown that enduring structural and everyday racism can have serious negative consequences for health.”

“We can’t help but wonder: Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?” they asked.

Mses. Loeb and Morehead-Gee and Mr. Novacek also described Robinson’s upbringing in Georgia and California, including the physical and verbal abuse he endured for being Black. 

During his baseball career, Robinson “struggled with his weight, and he experienced pain in his knees, arm and ankles.” He eventually passed away from a heart induced by diabetes and heart disease.

However, the academics insisted that society’s denial of structural racism played an outsized role in the baseball star’s death at 53 years of age.

“It is now well established that the racism and discrimination that people of color experience has a negative effect on health,” continued the researchers. “This burden was incalculably magnified by a society that refused to acknowledge, denied the existence of and justified structural racism.”

They pointed out that Robinson “did not have access to collective support from other Black baseball players until MLB teams slowly began signing Black athletes months after his debut with the Dodgers” — a reality that inhibited his ability to practice “collective coping.”

Speaking to Campus Reform on TKTK, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars David Randall  said the professors’ research lack seriousness.

“Systemic racism is itself a keyword in the ideology of anti-white race hatred,” he told Campus Reform. “No decent person should use it; but, in addition, no scientist should use invective in scientific research.”

“In detail, the article attempts to attribute Jackie Robinson’s poor health to ‘systemic racism,’ including his diabetes, but makes no reference to the substantial literature associating African ancestry with genetic predisposition to diabetes,” he continued. “An article which does not even address that literature is presumptively suspect in every other scientific-medical claim it makes.”

Campus Reform reached out to the researchers for comment; this article will be updated accordingly

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    health disparities, ???????? REALLY ARE YOU GOING THERE??????

    Understand the Dodgers Organization had a massive interest in making sure Mr. Robinson’s health was addressed..

    The latest and greatest catch word is “systemic” If you cannot prove it it must be systemic. Is there serous and often nasty racism in the black community? You betcha.

    As a Health Researcher and basic & applied worker, the baseline knowledge in the medical community was barely edging out of 1950’s. This is a let’s make the authors bigger then life and a reason to get more money.

    UCLA & UCSF have been sliding into the abyss of political correctness for decades. Just as much of the UC system has tarnished great reputation, this is another nail in the coffin. All that is needed is the funeral..

  2. David Z says

    Stress affects everyone’s longevity. Let’s try to minimize it for the majority.

  3. Non STEM/finance subjects in academia are a joke and, nothing more than a waste of time and money. Loeb and her ilk seem all to happy to show this truth constantly and reveal themselves to be the academic parasites they are.

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