Does It Take Me Being White To Be Beautiful?

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Does It Take Me Being White to be Beautiful? On social media today, they constantly throw around the idea of “beauty” as something we should aspire to be. They claim that we should look a certain way to be considered beautiful. You need to be “thick,” be ”white or light skin”, have“long hair” to be considered beautiful. But what really is the definition of beautiful? Who is able to say what and who is beautiful or not? According to heart of leadership website, “More than 90 percent of girls -15 to 17- want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest.” Hearing that statistic is very heartbreaking and not only that, it shouldn’t even be a statistic.
Toni Morrison wrote about this message
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Some women go to plastic surgery to fix themselves, not for them but for other people. Women over 18 who look at themselves in the mirror, research indicates that 80% of them are unhappy about what they see. By 13, at least 50% of girls are unhappy with their appearance. For example, some young girls are forced to do beauty pageants by their parents. Years after leaving the pageants, children feel the pressure to be perfect. Once they get older, women develop eating disorders and other issues that indicate self- esteem issues. Also there are physical problems, with the little children that are in these pageants. Little girls have to wear fake teeth, get spray tans, hair extensions, and caked makeup. On the show “Toddlers and Tiaras”, moms are so desperate for their child to win that they force them to receive spray tans, bikini waxes, and even Botox…show more content…
All her novels are known for their strong themes, extremely beautiful language, and detailed African American characters. Toni Morrison, born Chloe Anthony Wofford was born in Lorain, Ohio. She was the oldest of four children. She lived in an integrated neighborhood, she didn’t become aware of racial issues until she was a teenager.
Toni Morrison’s first novel was The Bluest Eye, which was published in 1970. The novel was considered controversial and didn’t sell well. When writing The Bluest Eye, she would not try to “explain” black life to a white audience. Toni Morrison got the idea about a black girl made to feel ugly that she prays for blue eyes, from an encounter she had as a child. Her fellow classmate told her she had a dream of blue eyes at the age of 12. Toni Morrison stated “I wanted to know how she got to that
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