Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
Faking it: A Summary
PRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAISE TO THE MOST HIGH
There’s a light in all of us
a character could be described in the vaguest of terms and everyone defaults to skinny pale guy
a character could be described as dark skinned with eyes as dark as the abyss and everyone will STILL default to a skinny pale guy
a character could explicitly be described as a 7 foot tall cross between a panther, a woolly mammoth and a giraffe and i guarantee there will still be the humanverse default of a skinny pale guy
you just can’t fucking win, can you
OMG that’s my sister’s ex-boyfriend!!! This is so fucking embarrassing!!
COOL DATE IDEA: take a really long nap with me
Looking at my grades