The Very Real Social Problem of Ugly Discrimination

Racial capitalism and beauty + David Brooks and lookism

The very first public essay I ever wrote that went “viral” in a way that we would recognize today is a piece about beauty and racial capitalism. People thought it was about Miley Cyrus. Hell, I thought it was about Miley Cyrus. But by the time I was revisiting that essay in Thick, I had a better handle on what I was going on about. 

Since that essay, I h…

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