What is it about?
The primary goal was to identify the relevance of Black women's skin color perceptions on their understandings about dating preferences and related beliefs about appropriate scripts using a black feminist thought framework. Lighter skin was perceived as being more attractive and associated with three themes about dating: (a) positive personality traits, (b) increased value in dating contexts, and (c) sexual appeal to men.
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Why is it important?
Therapeutic considerations for addressing skin color concerns with black female clients, including addressing within-group differences and validation of skin color values, are often over looked.
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This page is a summary of: The Influence of Skin Color on Heterosexual Black College Women's Dating Beliefs, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, October 2012, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/08952833.2012.710815.
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