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Originally posted by Rowe:
The first image is an example of the type of woman that Black men seek to marry. The second image is example of the type of woman that Black men avoid. Someone made the argument that because Black people are not the majority in America that we should expect to see overwhelming images of White beauty. But what accounts for the negative images of Black women? What accounts for the negative images of Black men? And just to show you how bad the situation is. An African-American woman who is a member of an African-American forum acknowleges the beauty found in her own race and that made some people uncomfortable! So this is a very serious problem. We cannot afford to dismiss this problem as something that we simply have to "shut out and get over." Images are very powerful. They always have been and they always will be.

Our children are influenced by the media also, and not just in the area of beauty and appearance. Media also influences what children (and adults) consider "good food." A lot of what the media passes off as "food" is really not. Americans are literally eating toxic waste each day because powerful images in the form of commercials and advertisments imbibe into their minds that such foods are acceptable to eat.


"Someone made the argument that because Black people are not the majority in America that we should expect to see overwhelming images of White beauty. But what accounts for the negative images of Black women?"

Get. To. It. ohsnap
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