Fearing The Black Body: The Racial Origins Of Fatphobia: … [UCI] Sociologist Sabrina Strings’s incredible book analyzes how that shift continued to plague Black women, from Sara Baartman—a woman kidnapped from Cape Town, South Africa, to participate in freak shows—to fat Black women currently being stigmatized within the medical industry. Fearing the Black Body makes the convincing argument that the thin ideal has always been racist.

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