The Damn Problem With White Beauty Standards Is They’re Racist


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A lady friend of mine wears her black hair in the most beautiful combination of a dred / twisty combination I’ve ever seen. Her combination of two black natural hair styles greatly enhances the beauty she is blessed with.

I have a blogger friend that has the most beautiful entanglement of black and gray curly velvet tresses I’ve ever seen.

Then there is the writer that works on this blog who wears her hair cut to the skull.

All of them are beautiful women by nature.

All of them could very well have chosen to wear their hair straight – as millions of black women do. So-called “white beauty standards” would have us believe that black women wearing their hair straight is some kind of  indication they want to be or “look” white.

That’s bullshit and don’t you believe the hype.

Funny thing is when white women kink and braid their hair – it’s all good.

To charge a woman with some sort of racial beauty larceny because of how she chooses to enhance her God given features is simply a mind game played out by the racists whose ignorance has convinced them that one form of looks is the end all and be all.

The game is “white beauty standards”.

It’s got some major players at the table. The modeling industry, the makeup industry, the hair industry, the clothing and advertising industries and even the fitness industry. They bombard us at every turn with pale skin, pencil thin, long and blond as the beauty bar all must clear to be validated beautiful.

Again bullshit.

The popularity of “wearing natural hair styles” among black women is the best thing to ever happen to the definition of beautiful hair. The embracing of thick frames and ample derrieres has promoted the builds of millions of black women out of the lewd halls of sexual connotations to the lofty thrones of beauty and desirability. Thin blackness has also found its own accreditation in the world of beauty.

The embracing of thick frames and ample derrieres has promoted the builds of millions of black and latino women out of the lewd halls of sexual connotations to the lofty thrones of beauty and desirability. And its about damn time. Thin blackness has also found its own accreditation in the world of beauty. All this black beauty – yeah man!

But the racists industries and entities that make money off of convincing us that we must conform to a certain standard aren’t easily going away. To go away would be to admit the truth. That truth is black beauty in any context is just beautiful as any other colorized version of beauty in any context.

#blackbeautymatters #blackmodelsmatter

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Author: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

4 thoughts on “The Damn Problem With White Beauty Standards Is They’re Racist”

  1. Thanks for this post G.
    As you have said, we are all beautiful regardless of how we wear our hair or how we are shaped. But, that said, it’s nice not to have to fit in anybody else’s definition of beauty! I simply cannot!
    Love this!

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  2. Hi Geo !
    I guess I would not be considered ” beautiful” by society’s standards . I have never been a conformist. I have always had my own sense of style . Never liked or wore what was ” the latest fashion”. My hair always reflected my mood…short & sassy , shoulder length, braided, red , black, or streaked.
    I wear my ankle bracelets and toe rings because I love them ,even though I have been repeatedly told only slaves and prostitutes wear them . Self love and self acceptance is two of the most powerful thing to posses.
    I will never fit into anyone’s box, it’s just not big enough. I’m a rebel with a cause….to show people we are free to be who we want to be without inhibitions or restrictions .
    One Love.
    Ann.

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  3. Thanks Ann for such eloquent response that mirrors one of the underscores of the post – individuality. It’s something each and every one of us are blessed with and being blessed with something means its cosigned by God.

    One’s individuality is like their signature – the beauty is in the fact that its unique.

    There should be no campaigns or third agenda momentums to make uniqueness seem some flaw or inadequacy .

    Thanks for sharing your unique view.

    Like

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