‘Body Size’ should be Added to School’s Diversity Curriculum, Professor says

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Apparently, obesity is also a diversity problem:

A professor at the University of North Alabama recently called for “body size” to be added into college diversity curriculum to fight “weight-based microaggressions.”

Andrea Hunt, who teaches sociology at the University of North Alabama, surveyed 13 fat college administrators about their experiences on campus and found that many of them experience “fat shaming” and “microaggressions.”

“Within higher education, weight-based microaggressions are used as a way to undermine someone’s credibility, result in verbal shaming by colleagues, and affect employment outcomes,” Hunt argues.