[QUOTE]Originally posted by HonestBrother:
..... As individuals we can refuse to be consumers of these images.....[QUOTE]
Interesting point, HB and one that I strive to live by. It also remains me of an instance at work where a co-resident of mine who is a white girl was surprized to hear that I didn't date white girls as it was kinda expected in the area (Ohio) of successful and educated black guys. She was also surprized that I did not like skinny, boarderline prepubiscent girls; instead I like 'em "thick". For the longest, she could not understand why...I told her that I am very Afrocentric in what I regard as beautiful despite the fact that I am like 70% American and 30% NIgerian by socialization. She told me that using the work "thick" implied that a girl was fat and of course I told her that maybe the case in mainstream America but I do not ascribe to that rule of beauty.
Again, HB..excellent point!