Black men are made to feel ugly, and we need to talk about it — Media Diversified

Derek Owusu talks about the emotional challenges faced by British black men when it comes to Eurocentric norms of attractiveness

via Black men are made to feel ugly, and we need to talk about it — Media Diversified

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.

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