How racism created the thin ideal
- December 5, 2022
- Sabrina Strings, WNYC Studios – The Takeaway, Dec. 5, 2022 (Audio)
Professor Sabrina Strings says that while we may have had a few years in which having curves was considered fashionable, the thin ideal has never truly gone "out" of style. It's older than America itself — but just like America, it’s rooted in racist hierarchies. Professor Strings is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine and author of "Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia."
For the full story, please visit https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/how-racism-created-thin-ideal.
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