White > Black?
Beauty (also called prettiness, loveliness or comeliness) is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or satisfaction. - Wikipedia.org
I know Wikipedia.org is not a reliable source of information, but the site’s definition of “beauty” is almost correct because of only one word - perceptual. What we find attractive is based on experience and perception, our own individual views. The Filipino, having been colonized for more than 400 years by Spaniards (whites) and then Americans (whites), have almost lost their attraction to their own skin color. Always looking at “fresh whites”. In turn, the “whites” think they’re superior enough and the result is racism. Well, that’s a whole different twist of it.
Anyway, I seldom rant about people thinking that white people are more attractive than people with black or brown skin. They label non-whites to have “exotic” or “black” beauty. So does that mean white is the real color of beauty? What about giving all white people darker skin and let’s judge who’s more attractive now? I don’t think about this because I feel insecure. Actually, I used to, having been dumped for someone “whiter” not just once but all the time. But I cope with it with years looking at the mirror, finding out to myself that “Hey, I can absolutely beat Tom Felton’s smile!”. Also, what’s really attractive in a person is his abilities. Filipinos are smart and diligent, they can do almost anything with integrity and unbeatable confidence just as good as any foreigner. If only most Filipinos wouldn’t be so seducible to other countries (in Pat Evangelista’s terms, what’s outside the window), they will find the beauty of what they have here. Attraction should be deeper than what is seen. And in this case, tan-skinned Filipinos (No Jersey Shore involved) are just as attractive.
White = Black