Sabrina Strings

Sociologist Sabrina Strings, Chancellor’s Fellow and associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, argues that the growth of the slave trade led to new demarcations of race based on what types of appearance and behaviors should be expected from people of different races. … “If you did not show restraint where food was concerned, that was evidence that you were one of the savages,” states Dr. Strings.

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