A Black Woman’s Beauty
Christopher Lynn | Staff Writer
From the Perspective of a Black Man
The simplest way to describe a beautiful, black woman is that she is a complex and intricate being. As a black man, I find an array of black women beautiful. She could be lightskinned, darkskinned, slim, curvy, tall, short, have straight or curly hair, and it does not matter; she is beautiful regardless.
While there are the petty arguments on complexion, and natural hair versus relaxed, but when it boils down, every black woman is beautiful in her own way.
My mom always said, “If she can’t use your comb, don’t bring her home,” but to me that wasn’t an issue. I’ve always been astounded by the beauty of our Nubian queens. Looking past their physical features, black women are also strong and independent, yet delicate.
For most black men, their love for black women stems from the love of their mother. From birth, he sees a beautiful, strong, loving black woman taking care of him, and he grows to appreciate them as a whole.
I know for a fact that I am not the only black man of my kind. I’ve talked to three other distinguished gentlemen and they’ve all shared their sentiments.
Junior, Computer Engineering
“That’s one of the hardest things to explain, but simple to understand. Why are black women so beautiful? Of course there is always the physical attraction: her body, hair, face, skin, but that’s only what we can see and what’s easily judged. Black women are so much more than that. Her confidence. For example, some may say Black women have attitude, and to a certain degree they do. I mean, whether we like to admit it or not, men like a little attitude when dealing with women. That ability to relate and vibe with her “attitude” coming out every once in a while is beauty itself.”
Junior, Business Administration
“Growing up in Raleigh, and attending public schools in different areas has allowed me to surround myself with a variety of cultures and ethnicities. I believe all women are beautiful regardless of race but black women, in my opinion, have unique qualities that I absolutely love. The full lips that black women possess are an attractive feature that women from other cultures often attempt to duplicate. A black woman’s figure is truly amazing. The nice thighs, the hips, and the behind- those are qualities every man notices. I’ve honestly had to stop myself from staring multiple times on campus. Those natural curves are a blessing. But it’s not just physical traits. On top of their physical features, black women are independent, very hardworking, and influential. I love black women. They are definitely one of a kind.”
Sophomore, Social Work
“ I think what makes black women beautiful is their strength and determination to endure through the bad times, as well as the good. Black women stay true to their goals and morals throughout any situation. They possess the strength to swallow their pride and keep it moving, even when those around them turn away. There is nothing more attractive than a woman who is focused, motivated who strives for success. Black women embody these qualities.”