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Black Women Heavier (And More Body Positive) Than White Women

A new survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that black women are both heavier and have higher self-esteem than white women in the United States. This isn't the first time researchers have explored body type and body image differences between different races, ethnicities or cultures in America. But the degree of difference in the WaPo/Kaiser study is still s
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Heavy Black Women Have Higher Self Esteem Than Thinner White Women

Health / Weight Loss : Diets in Review (3 years ago)

A nationwide survey reveals the truth about women’s self-esteem in relation to their body size. Heavier set African American women are found to be happier with their bodies than thinner and average sized Caucasian women. The Washing... Read Post

Black Celebrities: Plastic Surgery Gone Awry

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (3 years ago)

A recent Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that black women are heavier and happier with their bodies than white women are. It is common knowledge in the Diaspora that women with a "little meat on their bones... Read Post

Black Women: Heavier But Happier

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (3 years ago)

A recent survey by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation on body image and self-esteem showed black women tend to be heavier than white women, but also happier with their physical appearance. Princeton professor Imani... Read Post


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