SKIN

thoughts

I watch as she walks past me, holding a large umbrella, blocking her unnaturally bleached skin from the sun. I look down I see my own skin, dyed with self-tanner. Why do we do this to our selves? We seem to all be striving for some bronze skinned middle ground. Do we all really just want to be mixed raced? White people all around the world go to wild lengths, risking skin cancer to be tanner, and brown people of all races around the world face the same risks trying to be lighter.

My first thought was that this has to be some skin-deep bullshit. But then my thoughts kept spiraling – as they always do – This has got to be biological. Studies show that women are more attracted to men who have more varying genes. The more different genes they have the better; this is how we can evolve to better beings. It’s Darwinism. So is it so far off to think that we find people who have more varying genes to be more attractive?

But then I am left thinking of Donald Trumps stupid orange face- like I’ve said, orange is alright, but everything in moderation for fucks sake- How can white people be so damn racist when they are actively trying to darken their skin? –Wtf is that?!- That really is some skin-deep bullshit. My thoughts are as follows: –these are my opinions… opinions, meaning not fact…

Racism is a social construct and what we find attractive is biological. Attraction to other races is a scary thought for a lot of people. It’s human instinct to fear the unknown, but then to be attracted to the “scary” unknown can cause people villainize their temptations, and in a frenzy of fear, deny their feelings. This fear and denial can be so deep that it is passed down for generations. This explanation doesn’t mean its right- it’s ignorant.

But what these ignorant people fail to see is that their ignorance makes it even sexier. Mixed raced couples and mixed raced people are not just beautiful from a biological standpoint; they’re a of acceptance and love, and it is just so damn sexy.

But what these ignorant people fail to see is that their ignorance makes it even sexier. Mixed raced couples and mixed raced people are not just beautiful from a biological standpoint; they’re a visualization of acceptance and love, and it is just so damn sexy.