“You date dark skinned girls?” My brother upon meeting my now wife, asked me this question. Why would he ask if I have a preference of skin colour with who I date? Somewhere in his consciousness is this idea that some men prefer a “browning” (a “browning” is just a light skinned black person). The converse is true but not as popular as the former. For some men, beauty is brown skin, long hair, straight nose and thin lips, big boobs and larger derriere. Where did we get this standard from? Who devised this normal and made it a thing desired?

“You date dark skinned girls?” 

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