Weight discrimination is as common as racism, researcher says, and needs to be fought with the same tools

Weight discrimination is as common as racism, researcher says, and needs to be fought with the same tools

EDMONTON—Weight discrimination is about as widespread as racism, researchers say, but not enough is being done to educate and legislate against it.

study that looked at perceived weight discrimination in the United States reported that experiences of weight discrimination increased from seven per cent in the mid 1990s to 12 per cent between 2004 and 2006. The study found that the prevalence of weight discrimination was close to reported rates of racism and ageism.

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