What makes the dark skinned woman seem marginalized or viewed as less than the feminine ideal
in Western/ Eurocentric cultures and societies in addition to being feared and detested?
I wonder if it has to do with the concept of the good "guy" being the one in the white hat and conversely evil or the bad "guy" being in the dark hat, clothing or perhaps skin. I can't think of another reason. We are so indoctrinated with the light=good, dark=evil concept...it just seems to carry through all of our thought processes--sadly.
Generally speaking I believe it's normal for the majority of any culture to be more attracted to their own skin color above all else.
Even with that said there have always been exceptions to the rule. Most recently Lupita Nyong'o (actress from 12 Years A Slave) was often sited as being the "it girl" on the red carpet for all the motion picture awards. Going back further Naomi Campbell and Grace Jones gained a lot notoriety in part due to their skin tone.
Fear is usually attributed to the fact that a person has no personal experience or very few encounters with people who are different from them. Fear and distrust often accompanies dealing with the unknown. Everyone is responsible for their own self-esteem.
I have often wondered the same thing. It has got to go way way way back in Earth history.....same as the system of slavery. Who thought that up? When did superior/inferior come into play? Given that Earth used to be closer to Sun--I think original human inhabitants all had high melatonin...then as Earth moved farther away from Sun, we lightened up. Or--what if light-skinned came from other planet, and took over? Sounds crazy, but so is racism. It makes 0 sense, yet there is it!
In answer to this question beauty still being in the eye of the beholders is still true. And so do trends and times. Today fashion for this year is different from last year. The car for this year is different from last year. People change with the times. Colors have always been a gift to humans and many soon discover how beautiful they can be even when humans are born into different shades . The skin is like a flower with different hues! Certainly Our Heavenly Father loves colors!
Feared and detested is a judgement against God ,because no human ordered their skin or their eyes or other features. They are God given. Partiality here can be in other situations like people who are handicapped. Because they are not like others.
Whatever God creates is right. It is nature. It is as it should be. So there is no problem with any color in nature. Human opinion is irrelevant. Anyone who listens to human opinions about what God or nature has created will have problems. All are good as they are created. People fear differences. Each culture has different morals and different mind sets. Some may even have very strange and unusual powers, customs, Gods or religious rituals. Nobody knows what people are into, what they can invoke or what they have access to. So fear kicks in as a protective device. No culture is completely on the same page as another one.
hey, every things depends on the attitude of each persons. We can see many mixed couple. I believe there is no need for proud in racial matter.
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