CNN has claimed in a new report that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is “racist” because white people sleep better than people of color.
Anybody who believed the hype that CNN had turned over a new leaf following the arrival of new CEO Chris Licht need only glance at this story to understand nothing has changed at “the least trusted name in news.”
In the article, CNN health reporter Jacqueline Howard argues that Daylight Saving Time is part of America’s supposed “structural racism.”
Howard insists that the practice of changing the clocks twice per year is evidence of American “systemic racism” because, she claims, it has a “disproportionate impact in communities of color.”
The article is titled: “Daylight Saving Time sheds light on lack of sleep’s disproportionate impact in communities of color.”
“As the United States rolled back the clocks one hour this month to observe the end of Daylight Saving Time, many people got a bit more sleep than usual – but some not as much as others,” the article begins.
“Growing evidence shows that lack of sleep and sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, remain more prevalent in black, Asian, and Hispanic or Latino communities, and these inequities can have long-term detrimental implications for physical health, even raising the risk of certain chronic diseases,” Howard contends.
Howard writes that “some sleep researchers worry about the potential effects that continuing to change the standard time twice each year may have on sleep health inequities.”
Howard includes a quote from Chandra Jackson – a researcher and epidemiologist with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.