White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
Reblogging for ALL OF THIS. I might be a light skinned black man, but seeing a woman of color such as Lupita called the most beautiful person is perfect.
If there is such a thing as colorist privilege, and the easy life I’ve led as opposed to that of my much darker skinned sister makes me believe that there definitely is, I know that maybe I don’t have as much of a say as someone who shares the same skin color as Lupita, but I hope there are so many more people who see this and smile, and people see this and feel really good that they are considered beautiful, too. Because black women deserve to be known as beautiful just as much as white women, or any woman.
bun didn’t actually fall asleep!! bunnies flop over like this when they feel safe and comfortable in their environment. they rarely stretch out and lay down because they’re prey animals, so when ur bun does completely lays on their side or their back, it means they feel 10000% safe around you