And where do we learn what beauty is? Magazines, tv, or movies? And until very recently, how many blacks were shown as beautiful?Remember The White Doll-Black Doll Experiment?
Some years ago a group of child psychologists performed that well known experiment commonly referred to as ,the white doll,black doll,experiment.
They started by installing in a typical american classroom [ early grade school level] 32 dolls ;all of equal
value ,all the same size, and all dressed exactly the same . All 32 dolls of infants were divided equally in number and equally displayed , with 16 white dolls on one side and sixteen black infant dolls on the other.
The color and race of the dolls being the ONLY difference.
After the dolls were set up ,some 20-30 black students ,all very young girls ,entered the classroom and were told they could go to the front of the room and pick out whatever doll they wished to play with or take home with them.
Almost all of them chose the white dolls . The one or two that picked up the black dolls at first quickly put them down ,and went over to the side of the display that contained the white baby dolls ,and also picked them to play with.
This experiment peeked my interest in studying the aesthetic differences that are perceived by blacks toward white race folk.
And trying to explain why whites are perceived as being nicer looking.
it reminded me of welfare workers in mississippi ,counselling young black females who were promiscous, and being told that they hope to have sex with a white boy ,in order to have a white baby someday, or some said a light skin baby.
When the welfare worker asked why ,the black teenager responded ,saying black babies are ugly to look at and defecate too much.