People are being threatened at work and other public places, but unlike racial discrimination, one can take action to lose the additional baggage...but still nobody should be subject to discrimination due to their weight...BD 

Weight discrimination, especially against women, is increasing in U.S. society and is almost as common as racial discrimination, two studies suggest.

Reported discrimination based on weight has increased 66 percent in the past decade, up from about 7 to 12 percent of U.S. adults, says one study, in the journal Obesity. The other study, in the International Journal of Obesity, says such discrimination is common in both institutional and interpersonal situations -- and in some cases is even more prevalent than rates of discrimination based on gender and race. (About 17 percent of men and 9 percent of women reported race discrimination.)

ABC News: Hate Meets Weight: Weight Bias Up


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