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Old 03-21-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I follow Jim Gaffigan on Twitter. He and his family are on a trip to China right now, and he's posted that Chinese people want to take pictures and touch his blond, blue-eyed children for luck or something:


https://twitter.com/JimGaffigan/stat...85937293197312
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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Not entirely. There are numerous countries in the world that have never had slaves, don't know what a plantation is but when a baby is born they loudly cheer, look how white he/she is. Have you looked at the baby models on cans of formula? It's just the way it is folks. No need to make it complicated. On India's match boards, describing yourself as "fair-skinned" will put you ahead of the game.
What bothers me is when they claim their own standards of beauty have been forced on them by "whites".

People decide for themselves what they find attractive and should take responsibility for their own racially-biased preferences.

Regarding slavery, it still goes on, all over the world today. It's not just a relic of pre-civil war America.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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What bothers me is when they claim their own standards of beauty have been forced on them by "whites".

People decide for themselves what they find attractive and should take responsibility for their own racially-biased preferences.

Regarding slavery, it still goes on, all over the world today. It's not just a relic of pre-civil war America.
I do agree. It's not being imposed on anyone. The fascination people have is their own. That being said, psychology works in a weird way. In other words, culture can inculcate and glorify certain attributes to the point where they feel a strong urge to do it. It's almost uncontrollable. Perhaps they see that and feel that impulse and so feel like they have to blame someone for having these urges, when the solution is to unlearn and to start using reasoning instead of emotions.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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LOL, well I'm a woman of color and I have pale blonde hair to match my naturally dark brown eyebrows. I'm over 40 and going through my "fun" phase. Never really cared about beauty standards and am grateful for the looks I've been given.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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This phenomenon has many very plain looking, and even ugly men and women thinking they are attractive. Most are just average. I don't get the excitement about blond hair and blue eyes.
I don't think or feel that way at all. So I can't relate. This might be an assumed bias based on your culture, family or where you live.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I follow Jim Gaffigan on Twitter. He and his family are on a trip to China right now, and he's posted that Chinese people want to take pictures and touch his blond, blue-eyed children for luck or something:


https://twitter.com/JimGaffigan/stat...85937293197312
This is because it is someone that looks different.
When people live in very populations where most people are pretty similar looking they don't know any better.

When I was in Turkey with my friend who is Black a family stopped us and actually wanted a picture with her. We were totally confused and did not understand the experience until after lol. When you live in a very multicultural city like I do you sometimes overlook the reality that some people are just less exposed to diversity.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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Does anyone think raven-haired people (black hair) are attractive?
Plenty of people do.

Aside from many gorgeous Black, Asian, and Latina women, have you ever seen a photo of Elizabeth Taylor, pre-1960?
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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You can be pretty or ugly in any shade of the rainbow.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Does anyone think raven-haired people (black hair) are attractive?
In their own way, yes. Just a different personality.
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