~I don't think that would be any different for any race of women. The less hair, the more manly the style --- the more hair, the more feminine the style. White people don't have the monopoly on that.~
Yes, NOW because of white supremacy being global... but what about before European beauty standards were global... a.k.a., before non-whites and Africans in particular where oppressed? This standard derives from racial oppression and cultural imperialism. THAT'S why it's a negative.
~Yes. Nothing about oppression is positive. The standard was born there, but it didn't HAVE to live on from one generation to the next. It does because men, in general, reign supreme. I believe just as many white women strive to be the "ideal" tanned, blonde white woman as there are African-American women that strive to be less African. When the Asian women that you mentioned bleach their skin, it's about what the men find attractive and has little to do with enslaved Africans. When women in (Japan? China?) were binding up their feet and folding them in half from CHILDHOOD, that had precious little to do with enslaved Africans in the Americas. It was all about their men finding little feet to be sexy. But, you want to put it on the (African American) women and tell them that they hate themselves. I say they're just not strong enough in "self" to just say, "I don't CARE what the men in my community find attractive. If I'm not it, then so be it!" ~