Society tells us that beauty is blue eyes, pale or light skin, straight hair and thin bodies. In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Pecola Breedlove believes that having blue eyes will make her more beautiful. If she has blue eyes, she will be one step closer to meeting the racist beauty ideals, which dictate our existence as Black women.
Why is it that the white beauty aesthetic is so prized above all other types of beauty and why is it that those who are considered beautiful are valued more than those who are not ..?
Does being considered beautiful (i.e meeting Eurocentric beauty standards) determine how human someone is or how worthy of dignity and respect they are?
I get tired of hearing time and time again that only one form of beauty is acceptable. I get tired of being told that Blue,green or hazel eyes are the epitome of beauty. This is not to say that these color of eyes are not beautiful, but let’s be honest…when people say Blue eyes or lighter eyes are the most beautiful, they’re practicing colorism. What about dark, deep brown eyes? Why aren’t there any songs praising dark, dark eyes of many Black women?
I like Dark Eyes:
Looking into dark eyes is like looking into the deepest realms of humanity. When I look into deep, Dark Brown eyes, I feel the beginning of everything…every emotion that can be felt, I feel when I look into a pair of deep dark eyes. It’s as if I’m transcending time and I can see humanity’s past, the future and I can see the moment. The beauty of Dark eyes that reflect and shine like metallic, the beauty of dark eyes that glisten like an onyx gem. You see, all colors of eyes come from Dark Eyes. Dark eyes can create green, hazel, silver, brown and blue. If you love Brown eyes, you love eyes period.