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…