Does Color Really Matter?
Photoshopped Image created by kenyadoll
When I see Lupita, I see a pretty woman based on her facial symmetry, her luminescent skin (skin texture, not skin tone), uniquely shaped lips, doll-like features and radiant smile.
Lupita would be beautiful to me if she were any other skin tone. However, she is perfect just the way she is because that is how God created her.
Lupita is not the first woman with a dark complexion that is aesthetically pleasing. What angers me is how the media and even other Black people are making it out to be that she is some kind of unicorn of dark-skinned beauty.
Then again, what do we expect in a culture where people with melanin were made to feel equivalent to livestock for centuries?