#TheBigwhiteLie of The Bluest Eye: False Standards of Beauty, Part I

The perpetuation of #TheBigwhiteLie had us bleaching our skin and choosing white dolls. How do we think about these false standards of beauty in 2020?

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Toni Morrison's 1970 novel, The Bluest Eye deals with many issues.  But, one very significant issue she contends with, is one that gives the title of this book such meaning - “white” or westernized standards of beauty.  Not only is this work of art a critique on this issue, but the characters in the book suffer the con…

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