What’s beautiful to you? Do you think your idea of beauty will change in a year or so? How about 20? Well a recent survey conducted by Allure Magazine showed the collectively beauty standards have changed. The survey found that today, biracial women are considered the most attractive; whereas 20 years ago, there was a preference for blonde hair and blue eyes. Today there’s a preference for darker skin and dark hair.
A writer at the Grio thinks this is a step in the right direction, but the findings can be a little deceiving.
Now it goes without saying that white people dominated the more than 2,000 men and women surveyed. So, more correctly, the study reflects the beauty ideals of white people and not Americans of all races. But the findings, while encouraging, can also be misleading.
What are black people’s standards of beauty? Do we prefer lighter skin too?