Derek Owusu talks about the emotional challenges faced by British black men when it comes to Eurocentric norms of attractiveness
I love articles that give me new, and interesting, ways to think about the world, and the people around me. Up to now, I’d never given a whole lot of thought about how European beauty standards affected Black men. I was peripherally aware of the occasionally disgruntled Black guy, but mostly ignorant of how these standards impacted them, or made them feel about themselves. In fact, I was inclined to believe that most Black men were thought of as good looking, simply because I think of most Black men as good looking..
I was horribly wrong!
There are beauty standards for Black men, and our community needs to start talking about how they feel about it.