When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland

When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland. A powerful piece. This got me thinking about the standards of beauty elsewhere in the world, like here, in Beijing. One example: noticing the commercial posters strewn throughout the supermarket are those of blond-haired, blue-eyed models. I’m interested in reading about the history of this beauty standardization.

Some interesting articles chronicling the Syrian crisis, as of this month

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/was-mitt-romney-right-about-everything http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/do-the-generals-want-war-in-syria http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/who-is-in-the-secret-syria-coalition http://www.ronpaul.com/2013-09-06/ron-paul-to-warmongers-leave-syria-alone-2/