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Advertising and African American Women (text)

African American model.

"Sometimes, with African American women, a lot in society are given a very double standard. Because we're taught from day one, you know, "Be proud. Be a beautiful black sister...," you know. But then again, if you look in the ads, you see these models with the very light green eyes and the blonde hair which is, you know, kind of long, and you know it's a weave, and it's long, and they're tiny, you know."

 

Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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