I’m a father of two daughters, and I struggle everyday to explain Black beauty to them. In an age where their Black female features are beautiful on everyone except Black women, how do I explain to them that they are beautiful?
At the same time, I wonder how I am supposed to tell them Black is beautiful, while making sure they are accepting of all races. I am not one of those people who thinks Blacks should only be with Blacks, and Whites should stay with Whites. We should love whoever we want to love, regardless of race, gender, or football team.
Still, when Amandla Stenberg touched on my dilemma in an infograph while asking if female Black lives matter, I stood up to cheer! Do Black female lives matter? Of course, but how can I explain that to my daughters when Black women are objectified left and right? I’m confused. I myself might end up out on a date with a White woman. Does that tell my daughters they are less beautiful?
I try to teach my kids that everyone is beautiful regardless of shape, size, or how their hair looks. I think as a society, we all need to get out of the box and understand that we’re all people. Black girls look great with blonde hair, and White girls look rather fly with braids.
People are different in as many ways as they are similar. I like Seinfeld, and I have White friends who like Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air; we can exist in this world together, a world where little Black girls can be just as beautiful as little White girls with purchased plump lips and thicker booties.
Black is beautiful, White is beautiful, brown is beautiful, yellow is beautiful, everyone is beautiful.
We need to get to a place where it’s not a big deal that a White girl with blue hair and braids speaks out against police brutality. We also need for that little White girl to not be afraid of the repercussions of using her voice for a good purpose. We are damned if we do, and we are damned if we don’t.
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that if Kylie would have tried to make a political statement about #BlackLivesMatter, the internets would have roasted her. That’s what they do, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t need more mainstreamsvoices that live in the culture to be down with the culture 100 percent.
Do that and we’ll let you bask in the beauty of Blackness.
Take a look at 25 beautiful Black women of all shapes, sizes, and hair texture below.
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25 Women That Capture The True Meaning Of Black Beauty
1. Even when Ciara is on chill mode, she oozes gorgeous glamour.Source:Splash News 1 of 25
2. The lovely Amandla Stenberg is the definition of pure exquisiteness.Source:Getty 2 of 25
3. Niecy Nash resonates with beauty in a red dress.Source:Getty 3 of 25
4. Just like we will love you when you're at your Beyonce.Source:Getty 4 of 25
5. We will love you when you're at your Michelle Williams.Source:Getty 5 of 25
6. Nia Long has a beautiful smile.Source:Getty 6 of 25
7. The gorgeous Meagan Good in a sexy black dress.Source:Getty 7 of 25
8. Ava DuVernay is classy.Source:Getty 8 of 25
9. Natural beauty Viola Davis flashes a great smile.Source:Getty 9 of 25
10. Misty Copeland shines in white.Source:Getty 10 of 25
11. Zoe Kravitz's braids give her a look of Black excellence.Source:Getty 11 of 25
12. Rihanna's beauty is always money.Source:Getty 12 of 25
13. Sherri Shepherd blooms in stripes.Source:Getty 13 of 25
14. Gabby Douglas the the champion of good looks.Source:Getty 14 of 25
15. Purple hair and all, Justine Skye is our favorite.Source:Getty 15 of 25
16. Zendaya just smells like grace, class, and everything that's right in the world.Source:Getty 16 of 25
17. Jada Pinkett is proof that Black don't crack.Source:Getty 17 of 25
18. Jurnee Smollett been fire since "Eve's Bayou."Source:Getty 18 of 25
19. Phylicia Rashad still got it, after all these years.Source:Getty 19 of 25
20. Serena Williams is strong.Source:Getty 20 of 25
21. When it comes to beauty, we are with Kiersey Clemons. F It!Source:Getty 21 of 25
22. We love Whoopi.Source:Getty 22 of 25
23. Natural charm and elegance comes easy for Jill Scott.Source:Getty 23 of 25
24. Erykah Badu has a great face.Source:Getty 24 of 25
25. Deelishis is delicious.Source:Getty 25 of 25
Black Is Beautiful, White Is Beautiful, Brown Is Beautiful…Everyone Is Beautiful by BlogXilla was originally published on globalgrind.com