Unpacking the racist roots of fat phobia and diet culture
- July 13, 2020
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, In The Know, July 13, 2020
When it comes to diet culture, not all bodies — and races — are treated equally. In fact, because of the racist origins of fat phobia, Black men and women have been at a disadvantage for centuries, Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Irvine and the author of “Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia,” explains to In The Know.
For the full story, please visit https://www.intheknow.com/2020/07/13/unpacking-the-racist-roots-of-fat-phobia-and-diet-culture/.
Related News Items
- Fat phobia and its racist past and present
- The BMI scale is racist and useless. Here's how to measure health instead.
- AJPH July 2020: "COVID-19: Are we in this pandemic all together?"
- The racist roots of fighting obesity
- UC Irvine panel discusses mourning, anti-black violence in response to Black Lives Matter protests, COVID-19