Sabrina Strings

This means that in death, as in life, those who carry their weight “better” may be more favorable and be accepted into donation programs, while those with a less lean appearance and higher BMI will not. This is a problem for a number of reasons, says Sabrina Strings, [associate professor of sociology] at the University of California, Irvine and author of the book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. “BMI is a problem because it was devised using something that is not a scientific method,” Strings says.

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