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Have you found yourself being fatphobic? If so, your problem is problematic.

Over the last year, we’ve discovered that white supremacists have purposefully inserted racist mechanisms into America’s structures so they’ll work in oppressive ways.

Perplexingly, we’ve been told such by those structures’ heads, as they refuse to pinpoint the levers so that any might be changed.

Added to the frustration, we’ve learned that many ideas considered universal are in fact race-based.

Case in point: the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture 2020 chart, which listed “aspects and assumptions” of whiteness:

Rugged Individualism The nuclear family; father, mother, 2.3 children is the ideal social unit Objective, rational linear thinking Hard work is the key to success Christianity is the norm Respect authority Plan for future Delayed gratification Action Orientation Decision-Making Be polite

Additionally, we’ve been informed that division is racist — and not the kind you might assume.

In February, Oregon promoted a program to subtract racism…from math.

Its “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction” offered 14 manifestations of white supremacy:

Perfectionism Sense of Urgency Defensiveness Quantity Over Quality Worship of the Written Word Only One Right way Paternalism Either/Or Thinking Power Hoarding Fear of Open Conflict Individualism Progress is Bigger More Objectivity Right to Comfort

And now, another product of the pale is made known: thinness.

As relayed by TikToker hannatalksbodies, anti-fatness is racist.

In the almost-400,000-view clip (recently clicked upon nearly 225,000 times on Twitter), she begins, “Here’s your reminder that fatphobia is rooted in racism.”

Finding fat people unattractive is racist pic.twitter.com/nsGk16UHyY

— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) June 14, 2021

Hanna recommends, “as always,” reading the 5-star-Amazon-reviewed book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Dr. Sabrina Strings.

Hanna knows about the history of marketing, racially specific, starting around 1721. Apparently, even back then, people wanted to have Instagram-worthy naked silhouettes — roughly 100 years before the first permanent photographic image was made.

Perhaps the pressure came from drawings with sticks on trees.

“The main thing

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