“The beauty story of black women in this country is incredibly complicated,” said Desirée Rogers, chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing.
“The concept of black beauty has been widely discussed within the African-American community for years and represents a window into the socio-philosophical dynamic debate caused by years of oppression and self-hate,” continued Rogers, adding that the evolutionary self-appreciation time line of black women has been closely associated with others’ perceptions. “Images depicting black women as mammies ultimately started to change with the ascension of caramel beauties like Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge,” said Rogers. “At the same time that things were beginning to change in Hollywood, Negroes, yes I said Negroes, were entering the middle class in record numbers.”
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