Internet Forum starts forum entitled “Black Girls You Fancy,” soon the thread is littered with anti-black woman comments such as:
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“the only hot black women are the ones that are furthest from being purely African-American. Each one of these women would look like hideous apes if they didn’t have help from other backgrounds to mend their appearance.”
“kinda sad that the hot ones aren’t completely black.”
It’s important to recognize that this idea that the only Beautiful Black woman are mixed is rooted in a racist stereotype of Black womanhood. You see, the reason that we don’t often see beautiful African and dark skinned Black women in the media is not because dark skinned/African Women Aren’t Beautiful. It is because of racism. The beauty hierarchy was designed by racist white men who placed eurocentric beauty standards at the top and African beauty at the bottom. If the media put beautiful, authentic Black women in movies, magazines and television, it would turn their beauty hierarchy upside down.
No one race has a monopoly on beauty. But, some people are so insecure that they have to only praise the beauty of mixed race Black women because admitting that there are beautiful Black women, just as there are beautiful women of all races, would hurt their racist ego.
This is why there is such an effort to keep dark skinned and African women out of media. This is why the only images you see of Black women are generally the mammy or sapphire image. So basically, comments like the ones above are coming from a place of insecurity.
Pictures of Beautiful AFRICAN/ Black-Black Women: