While discussing the matter of contemporary African peoples "lightening" and bleaching their skin and the implications that holds Im wondering ...
What's the difference between Europeans tanning to become darker and Africans bleaching to become lighter?
We certainly don't hold such a stigma over tanning and never come to the conclusion that in doing so the "white" community is trying to be Black. Are we so ready to conclude that Black people want to become "White" by bleaching or is it still possible for a Black person to want a lighter complexion but not necessarily abandon their ethnicity?
What is it that makes a lateral cosmetic fashion trend an appealing and encouraged practice on their behalf and signification of a deep rooted global self esteem problem on ours?
It seems to me the major concern would be health consciousness but even there the door swings both ways- overexposure to the sun can be damaging nonetheless we dont necessarily consider "white" people pawns in the game for taking part.
tell me what you think (that probably means you Nah)