There's a much greater scrutiny for people of color's bodies than for white bodies, Sabrina Strings, associate professor and undergraduate director of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, says. This stems from the effects of colonization and slavery. "It becomes somehow more natural to try to shame them and stigmatize them on social media, because that's the kind of treatment that they could expect in real life," she says.

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