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Originally posted by caribbeanflavored:
how come african beauty is never appreciated in the mainstream media but we're supposed to believe that we're all equally beautiful.

Okay ladies, I have a question about this. I understand that mainstream media is powerful, but I've never felt that it controlled what I considered to be beautiful, or what I was attracted to. The media tells me that ultra-thin women are beautiful, but I find them sickly. Physically, I'm attracted to healthy women. Too fat, or too thin, or too anything for that matter, is a turn off for me. I've been that way my whole life, regardless of what the media tells me every day. I know what beauty is without the media having to tell me. Why isn't it the same for you women?

The other thing about the media, is that they are catering to the masses... and that ain't us! We're only 13% of the population. Even though there is beauty in all races, why should the media care about that? Even Black sitcoms didn't get real air time until white people started watching them (Cosby). Hip hop didn't become a billion dollar industry until White people started buying it. Now, I know I'm preaching to the choir here. But, knowing what you know about the media, why is it so hard for you to ignore?
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