Is it this….
Kathleen Cleaver on the cover of JET – 2 Dec ’71
or is it this?
Alek Wek – supreme supermodel from Sudan.
Is black beauty a dichotomy of a mish-mash?
It’s pretty clear to me that both concepts of black beauty that I put on this post are two examples of it. Black people are not only beautiful if they are dark or light, we are beautiful because of who we are.
I have never understand the colourism thing to be honest. How can any black person legitimitely say that you prefer light over dark? I admit, back back back when I was younger, I used to think this kind of thinking was okay but I never realised how destructive it was to say that darker skinned men were more ‘attractive’. I was doing it to be more pro-black, but that isn’t pro-black, in fact it is anti-black.
Dark or light, blackness is so beautiful. As Denzel said in the Great Debaters, all those words such as blacken and denigrate hurt us.
Keep it beautiful, don’t discriminate against your fellow brother or sister because of their shade!