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DC City Council trying to save black people's lives by raising excise taxes on sugar drinks.

Let me tell you something. Black folks in this town don't want diet drinks.

If you go to corner store in a black neighborhood, there are no diet anythings.

No demand.

No awareness.
But now when I want to get a Redbull to go with my Tito's - it's gonna cost me more.

I've personally tried to raise nutritional awareness among the poor black community here by changing school lunches at my schools.

Awareness is the biggest problem.
I tried to change this.

When I ran schools in DC we upgraded the lunch programs.

The kids and parents revolted.

"This isn't REAL cheese! It doesn't fold!"

No concept that real cheese crumbles.

After two years we gave up bc the complaints were so bad.

No one wants to change.
@The_Red_Hen once had a Dr's appointment on the same floor as a diabetes treatment center.

There were tons of people with their feet chopped off because they couldn't or wouldn't change their diets and diabeetted themselves into being an amputee.

It's flabbergasting.

and sad.
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