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Interesting question. I don't mind being white. But I think everyone strives for that tan color in the middle or white and black.1
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It's not only some black folks who bleach their skin. Many women of color do the same. I have a Pinay friend who bleaches her skin to look white. She does it because her family expects her to have fair skin. Do I think it's crazy ? Yes, but what can you do? Her culture puts fair-skin women on a pedestal.
As for tanning, some people want to have that "sun-kissed" glow.
Society says pale skin is "unattractive" and dark skin is "unattractive"
Asian countries have the biggest skin bleaching industry, because often times light skin is associated with socio-economic status, where as in the western world, the perfect sun kissed glow is considered "best."
I'm bi-racial(black and Hispanic) and the only time I've used skin bleaching creams is for my scars(which by the way has not helped). I have a crapload of scars on my legs because I was a clumsy child and I tend to not heal so well:/ And I'd like to wear a skirt or shorts without being self conscious of the scars:/
I have never ever bleached my skin nor have I even thought about it. I don't even think that many black people do it these days outside of celebrities. I think this is more of an east indian problem. Society looks down on white people being very pale and it looks down on black people being very dark, so people try to meet somewhere in the middle
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