Why are black people seen as unattractive?

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#1 deactivated-58188738395f3
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In previous threads most of you guys said that you find black women unattractive.

So I wonder, why is whiteness always the symbol for beauty and purity? In many parts of the world whiteness is highly admired like in Brazil or even in Sudan. In Brazil for example the 'whiter' you look the better off economically and politically. The black Muslims in Darfur who are killing the black Christians also seem to hate the fact that they have black in them.

What is it about blacks that makes them unattractive? Is it their big noses, their sleepy eyes (sleepy eyes are due to the eyelids covering the upper part of the eye so as to make the eyes appear slightly close), their big lips and tightly coiled "kinky" hair? It's true that most blacks have these features but there are many exceptions. Many blacks don't have these features while many whites do.

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#2 the_foreign_guy
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Different strokes for different folks.
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#3 geodisicdome
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rihanna is pretty hot, but she is only half black or less maybe....
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#4 deactivated-5901ac91d8e33
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I personally think that white women are far, far more beautiful than black women, generally speaking. I don't know why this is.
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#5 foxhound_fox
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You assume that everyone should be attracted to everyone else. People have preferences, skin colour is the same thing as hair colour, eye colour, build, breast size, etc.
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#6 3eyedrazorback
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White is a color of purity. Not that white people are pure, but that's why white is looked on as pure though.
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In previous threads most of you guys said that you find black women unattractive.

So I wonder, why is whiteness always the symbol for beauty and purity? In many parts of the world whiteness is highly admired like in Brazil or even in Sudan. In Brazil for example the 'whiter' you look the better off economically and politically. The black Muslims in Darfur who are killing the black Christians also seem to hate the fact that they have black in them.

What is it about blacks that makes them unattractive? Is it their big noses, their sleepy eyes (sleepy eyes are due to the eyelids covering the upper part of the eye so as to make the eyes appear slightly close), their big lips and tightly coiled "kinky" hair? It's true that most blacks have these features but there are many exceptions. Many blacks don't have these features while many whites do.

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You cant speak for everyone. Like someone said earlier in this thread "Different strokes for different folks". Personally, I will admit that I do find white women more attractive. But There are some fine looking black women out there.
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Yet people in the US are trying to get overly tan and a darker skin tone. So I'm not sure the "whiter is better" holds truth.
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#9 DrSponge
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It's just a preference. Purely subjective, not factual.
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#10 DrSponge
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Yet people in the US are trying to get overly tan and a darker skin tone. So I'm not sure the "whiter is better" holds truth.GettingTired
And in Ye Olde days, people wanted their skin as pale as possible :P
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I think a lot of it has to do with the cultural divide between the two ethnicities. I mean I personally don't find many african-american women attractive. But then again, that largely has to do with the fact that I cannot relate with a lot of them. There have been a few that were relateable, and I found them very attractive. Flip of the coin, there are a lot of white women that I find very unnattractive because of their culture. There was this one girl back in highschool that I thought was attractive before she started speaking and I found out she was trailer trash. It has a lot to do with culture.
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White is a color of purity. Not that white people are pure, but that's why white is looked on as pure though.3eyedrazorback

White people aren't white, they are yet another shade of the same colour... brown.
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#13 Dante2710
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i dunno, im just simply not attracted to black women
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I think a lot of it has to do with the cultural divide between the two ethnicities. I mean I personally don't find many african-american women attractive. But then again, that largely has to do with the fact that I cannot relate with a lot of them. There have been a few that were relateable, and I found them very attractive. Flip of the coin, there are a lot of white women that I find very unnattractive because of their culture. There was this one girl back in highschool that I thought was attractive before she started speaking and I found out she was trailer trash. It has a lot to do with culture.Vandalvideo
I agree with you on this.
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#16 aaronmullan
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People have their opinions, I personally find black people very attractive
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I think a lot of it has to do with the cultural divide between the two ethnicities. I mean I personally don't find many african-american women attractive. But then again, that largely has to do with the fact that I cannot relate with a lot of them. There have been a few that were relateable, and I found them very attractive. Flip of the coin, there are a lot of white women that I find very unnattractive because of their culture. There was this one girl back in highschool that I thought was attractive before she started speaking and I found out she was trailer trash. It has a lot to do with culture.Vandalvideo

That sums it up for me. Skin color never really matters to me so long as I can actually relate to the girl. Unfortunately, I just haven't been able to relate with too many black girls over my time, they're a rarity up here as it is.

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#18 vlin1108
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Will I sound racist if I say that many black people do not view white people as unattractive? Now relax; finding a person ugly and not being attracted to one isn't the same thing.

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#19 feli453
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well my girlfriend is black and i find her pretty attractive

i have no problem with the whole skin color thing

if the girl is hot shes hot then again most Brazilians like myself that i know

have no problem dating a girl with a darker skin complexion

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#20 markop2003
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I just can't find black women atractive
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#21 trix5817
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Uhhh...usually people are attracted more to their own race. It's natural. And most people here are white, so....

It's the same with black people. Their more inclined to be attracted to other people. Same goes for any race.

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#22 markop2003
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Yet people in the US are trying to get overly tan and a darker skin tone. So I'm not sure the "whiter is better" holds truth.GettingTired
That's because it shows you have money, in hot countries it's fasionable not to have a tan because it's the farmers that have tans so it shows that you don't work out in the fields
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#23 t3hrubikscube
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I've thought of some black guys as cute/good-looking, but I've yet to be attracted to a black guy. I'm not racist in the least, but we all have our own preferences. I find myself typically being attracted to either white or Asian guys, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. There's a difference between a mere preference and a prejudice.
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[QUOTE="GettingTired"]Yet people in the US are trying to get overly tan and a darker skin tone. So I'm not sure the "whiter is better" holds truth.markop2003
That's because it shows you have money, in hot countries it's fasionable not to have a tan because it's the farmers that have tans so it shows that you don't work out in the fields

Tanning in the U.S. doesn't show you have money....not at all.

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White is a color of purity. Not that white people are pure, but that's why white is looked on as pure though.3eyedrazorback
Yeah, I think this can explain some of it.
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I find all women of all races attractive. If she's hot, then I'll go running after her :)

There's alot of beautiful girls out there of different races. Sticking to one would feel boring and annoying.

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White is a color of purity. Not that white people are pure, but that's why white is looked on as pure though.3eyedrazorback
White the color of purity? White is the color of death in many countries. -_-
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#28 naadel
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I don't see myself as a racist, but White women are way more for me, if they are not like latinos, they are hot too. Pure black is not so hot for me

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Some of that may be cultural. I assume that the majority of posters on GS are not African or African american. If you polled a predominately african audience, you may get a different perspective on what is considered beautiful.
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#30 R0cky_Racc00n
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I'm Irish and Puerto Rican and I think black and brown skinned people are the most attractive ethnicity. That may be because I've grown up with a lot of blacks and have seen a lot of black girls, and I think that some people here haven't had the exposure to diversity like I have.
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#31 Scott_Malkinson
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This topic is borderline racist.
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#32 EVOLV3
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i dunno, im just simply not attracted to black womenDante2710


Ye this... but some are hot like Beyonce.
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This topic is borderline racist.Scott_Malkinson
Ehm, no...it's not.
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black people tend to be portrayed in a negative light in entertainment or media and since a lot of people have never been around black people of course they would just believe what they see on tv
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#35 markop2003
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[QUOTE="markop2003"][QUOTE="GettingTired"]Yet people in the US are trying to get overly tan and a darker skin tone. So I'm not sure the "whiter is better" holds truth.trix5817

That's because it shows you have money, in hot countries it's fasionable not to have a tan because it's the farmers that have tans so it shows that you don't work out in the fields

Tanning in the U.S. doesn't show you have money....not at all.

It dosn't here either but it used to be very fasionabler as it was basically showing the world that you're rich enough to go on holiday and take a break, the meaning has gone away but the fasionable look has stayed
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Ive never found a black women attractive... Plus their personality is annoying as Hell. Morning_Revival

You can't generalize all black women. Many black women have much better personalities than white women.

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#37 darksword1123
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I just don't find most black women to be attractive.
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Some of that may be cultural. I assume that the majority of posters on GS are not African or African american. If you polled a predominately african audience, you may get a different perspective on what is considered beautiful.sonicare

Your comment is based on the wrong assumption that most people in the world only find their own "race" beautiful.

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[QUOTE="Morning_Revival"]Ive never found a black women attractive... Plus their personality is annoying as Hell. X4D

You can't generalize all black women. Many black women have much better personalities than white women.

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#40 markop2003
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[QUOTE="sonicare"]Some of that may be cultural. I assume that the majority of posters on GS are not African or African american. If you polled a predominately african audience, you may get a different perspective on what is considered beautiful.X4D

Your comment is based on the wrong assumption that most people in the world only find their own "race" beautiful.

Most do.
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#41 XxSTILL_BORNxX
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I Find them attractive, sometimes alot actually.its just a matter of preference.
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[QUOTE="jointed"][QUOTE="Scott_Malkinson"]This topic is borderline racist.kurama2002
Ehm, no...it's not.

Thats because your partly a racist your self.

I am? How? :lol:
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I don't find African-American's unattractive at all. Many of the most beautiful women in the world are African-American. And my wife is in love with Denzel Washington.
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black people tend to be portrayed in a negative light in entertainment or media and since a lot of people have never been around black people of course they would just believe what they see on tvbmoreangel

The word "black" itself is associated with many bad things in the English language therefore I don't think calling people "black" is even appropriate. Honestly, I oppose calling people "black". I think terms like "ebony", "black skinned", "dark skinned" or "of sub-Saharan African origin/descent/ancestry", "tropically adapted African" or even "Congoid" are more appropriate for people than the word "black".

If you check the English dictionary for the word 'black' you will realize that black is associated with many negative things:

1.black   /blæk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [blak] Show IPA Pronunciation
adjective, -er, -est, noun, verb, adverb
-adjective

1. soiled or stained with dirt: That shirt was black within an hour.
2. gloomy; pessimistic; dismal: a black outlook.
3. deliberately; harmful; inexcusable: a black lie.
4. boding ill; sullen or hostile; threatening: black words; black looks.
5. without any moral quality or goodness; evil; wicked: His black heart has concocted yet another black deed.
6. indicating censure, disgrace, or liability to punishment: a black mark on one's record.
7. marked by disaster or misfortune: black
8. based on the grotesque, morbid, or unpleasant aspects of life: black comedy; black humor.
9. illegal or underground
10. Deliberately false or intentionally misleading: black propaganda.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/black

black cats = bad luck
Look at all the movies where the bad guys were black
Funeral what's the color? black
Say don't you black male me....lol

Western societies have ingrained this for hundreds of years and still do to this day.

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[QUOTE="jointed"][QUOTE="kurama2002"][QUOTE="jointed"] Ehm, no...it's not.

Thats because your partly a racist your self.

I am? How? :lol:

Well judging by your post history you've said some negative and insensitive things about blacks.
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their are alot of black women that are attractive alisha keys,beyonce,rihannia etc
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natural selection? O.o
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[QUOTE="kurama2002"][QUOTE="jointed"][QUOTE="kurama2002"] Thats because your partly a racist your self.

I am? How? :lol:

Well judging by your post history you've said some negative and insensitive things about blacks.

I'd beg to disagree on Jointed's behalf here.
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their are alot of black women that are attractive alisha keys,beyonce,rihannia etckemar7856

I especially liked Kerry Washington (here and here) and Chanel Iman (here and here).