The current study examined body image concerns among African American women. In recent years, there has been an attempt to include ethnic minority samples in body image studies e. A total of 31 African American women participated in one of five focus groups on the campus of a large Southwestern University to examine beauty and body image. Data were analyzed using a thematic approach and several themes were identified.
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Photographs by Aundre Larrow. Visit his portfolio site to see more of his work. So unless you processed your own images, they were developed to best complement light skin—no matter the skin tones or hues in your photos. Further, the dynamic range of Kodak film was biased toward lighter skin. This created a situation in which photos of people with darker skin, especially photos with both lighter and darker skin tones in them, were very difficult to expose properly. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. Thankfully, that is less of an issue now.
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It's been suggested by some that black women with lighter skin find it easier to get ahead because of colourism. She told Newsbeat she quit music for seven years and part of the reason was down to prejudice about her darker skin. The issue of colourism was reignited recently after Maya Jama addressed the controversy over a "joke" she tweeted in which mocked dark-skinned women. Some people on social media claimed the Radio 1 presenter's career has been helped by "light-skin privilege".
The first time New Zealand resident Harsharin Kaur visited India, the country of her ancestors, as an adult, she was struck by the amount of pressure there was for people to change the colour of their skin. All this in a country whose population is far more likely to be dark-skinned — a necessary protection against the harsh UV rays from the Sun that come with living closer to the equator. The form of discrimination that favours light-skinned members of the same ethnic group is known as colourism. A widely discussed phenomenon in black communities , colourism has been, until recently, barely spoken of in South Asian circles, despite the amount of trauma and even death it has left in its wake. Colourism remains a phenomenon in black communities, as evidenced by this advertisement for skin-whitening products in the Ivory Coast Credit: Getty Images.