America is a melting pot of cultures that has not been a functioning community, but it seems that may be changing. It may be that the entertainment industry has a lot to do with this contribution to the new America–the America that now wants to be darker and curvier. Hip-hop has penetrated the country’s fashion, music, and film industries leaving a face of color as the vision behind them all.
Allure magazine reported the results of a recent survey they gave to find out how much the standards for beauty in the U.S. have changed over the past 20 years. Two decades ago, Allure conducted the same survey of 2,000 men and women and the results showed a major difference of what is attractive and sexy.
Most women of color reported that:
- African-American and Hispanic women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to report
not wanting to change their body in any way.
- 70 percent of those who wish to change their skin color wanted it to be darker.
- 74 percent of those surveyed believe that a curvier body type is more appealing now than it has been over the past 10 years.
But the most surprising was: “64 percent think women of mixed race represent the epitome of beauty.”
In this scenario, diversity works in the U.S. If there is a mix of races everyone gets to feel good about themselves.
Check out the rest of the report here. You may be very surprised with the results.