“theres a reason why the European beauty standard is the most coveted in the world.”
The standards are not what’s coveted.
And i believe it’s more that the people who’ve controlled all media for a long, long time selected and promulgated what THEY found as beautiful, and assumed everyone else would, too.
ALso, the consuming public has long been vocal about their own racism. When Playboy published their second black centerfold, they got letters demanding them to ‘get those [short derogatory term (plural) for people of African descent, which is really every human on Earth, but rather significantly those that are recognizably African) off my magazine.’
“Most people of darker shades are less desireable.”
To who? If this was true, the darker shades wouldn’t be fucking each other, and the between shades wouldn’t exist.
If Iman and Idris Elba were undesirable, we wouldn’t have Halle Berry. Renee Tenison.