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Watch: “Flying While Fat” is the short documentary on YouTube you NEED to watch showing what plus size people go through when they travel by air

If the plane doesn’t physically accommodate your body type, flying can turn from an uncomfortable experience into a humiliating one. That’s why London-based artist Stacy Bias made the new documentary Flying While Fat: to get to the heart of just how pervasive people’s fat phobia on planes is.

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Like many, activist Stacy Bias was incensed when she saw Nicole Arbour’s hate-filled “Dear Fat People” video. But she decided to turn her anger into positivity and sketched out these awesome merit badges (that you can totally buy). They’re fantastic on their own — but Bias’ journey makes them even more important.

I need for all of them: Common, Schultz, Capeheart, Smith and whoever is next—to stick to their real areas of talent and expertise, do what’s made them famous, and stop their various forms of blaming and hating Black people. Their comments and suggestions are every bit as triggering and hateful as those T-shirts and gun targets, and the body of Otis Byrd swinging from a Mississippi tree.

They need a timeout. And they can join Geraldo, Joe Scarborough, Billy O, Sean Hannity and countless others, whose talent and expertise are mysteries, yet their hatred and blaming of Black America is crystal clear, on the sidelines. And stop asking Black people how to fix racism. What I don’t get is that for centuries, White people have been telling us how intellectually superior they are and how they outperform us (based on their own racialized measuring stick) on just about everything, and yet when it comes to devising solutions to the race problem that they created, they are suddenly clueless and incompetent. But they want their intellectually inferior, victimized, dusky brethren who suck at everything in life to give them a template and do the work for them. Riiiiight.

As the great novelist Toni Morrison said: “Crude and crass as most of it is and, really, uninformed as almost all of it is, the discourse about race is important. But the real conversation should take place among white people. They should talk to each other about that. Not with me. I can’t be the doctor and the patient.”

#MicDrop.

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Loving White People Won’t Fix RacismCommon, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

 Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, and Stephen A. Smith have prescribed ways to heal racism. It boils down to this: Let Black people do the work.
Written by Stacey Patton

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