Victor Murphy wrote:
At the end of the show the comment "BE BLACK'' was said a few times.
I can recall a Black woman author/playwrite a few years ago complaining that Black females weren't "black" enough today.
Was she suggesting that Black females didn't want to look or act less Black
Read Ebony magazine ( latest issue is 6/2010. Check out the ads for
no-lye hair relaxer, Queen Latifah's Cover Girl ads, and other cosmetics to promote skin lightening ( apparently also called "fade chemicals").
These products have created a billion dollar market for cosmetics pitched strictly to Black women.
Doesn't this suggest that Black women, who buy these products are eager to change their appearance and as a consequnce look less Black? If Black is beautiful, why is there such a strong market for these products?
( By the way, I'm not saying that Black women shouldn't buy these products , if they have the money and desire to do so.)