Where does our preference for thinness really come from? As Sabrina Strings explains in her book, Fearing the Black Body, the answer is much more complicated than health or aesthetics. She argues that the origins of modern-day fat phobia can be traced all the way back to slavery and that Black people are still dealing with the consequences.

Listen in, courtesy of NPR: https://www.npr.org/2020/07/20/893006538/fat-phobia-and-its-racist-past-and-present

 

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