Whenever will it end?
There is, naturally, a National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance that takes on anti-fat discrimination cases. The majority of NAAFA members are middle-class whites and not the fat African-Americans that we see on screens or in the streets or that I see sometimes when I visit my husband in prison. I don’t know if there are more fat black people than white—there is certainly a higher rate of diabetes in the black community—but they have a different approach to fatness, a more accepting approach, and so the women wear their fat well and don’t bother so much about hiding it. They look better not only because many of them are young but because they have the elixir of confidence.