Part one disturbed me, I ain’t gonna lie. It also made me angry — why do you think you have to change your features to fit in? What kinda crap is that? Why aren’t you strong enough to fight that? I was most angry at the Black woman who wanted to change her nose and the South Asian woman who was bleaching her skin. I wanted to yell at them and make them know that they are the way they are supposed to be. I wanted to beat it into them…
But I had to check myself.
Not everyone had the support system I’ve had and not everyone handles racism the same way. I very much look like a Black person and I love it, but not everyone was raised to be happy with what looks back at them in the mirror. And, as I blogged before, the beauty industry hates women and people of colour — no one is ever good enough. What it comes down to is that these people, for as crazy and self-hating as I think they may be, are trying to deal with living in a society that they believe won’t value them how God made them. This is how they are trying to cope — which is sad.
Anyhow, here is episode 2: http://clutchmagonline.com/newsgossipinfo/bleach-nip-tuck-the-white-beauty-myth-episode-2/