Sabrina Strings

"By the middle of the 18th century, a lot of French philosophers in particular were arguing that, 'You know what? When we're in the colonies, we're noticing that Africans are sensuous. They love sex, and they love food. And for this reason, they tend to be too fat. Europeans, we have rational self-control. This is what makes us the premier race of the world. So in terms of body size, we should be slender, and we should watch what we eat,'" University of California, Irvine [Chancellor’s Fellow and associate sociology professor] Sabrina Strings, PhD told NPR in July 2020.

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