Tue | Dec 12, 2017

Always bet on Black

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Most recently, there has been a wave of discussion on social media on the topic of skin colour and what tone represents beauty.

Our Jamaican Davina Bennett, who represented us at this years' Miss Universe contest, shows the universe what a confident black woman looks like.

I couldn't be more proud of her, my race, my skin colour and being a Jamaican all at once having watched her on television among the other girls from all over the universe. We are indeed a small island yet so big in stature to the world.

It's time we mentor our young girls, especially those with darker skin tone, to truly love the skin they are in and stop wishing to be like other races.

I am not against our females putting themselves together, but when confidence comes only when we bleach our skin to appear lighter, wearing the fake lookalike hair which is a representation of other races, the fake eye lashes which looks awful, that does not tell me that we truly confidently love the skin we are in.

True confidence allows us to accepts our flaws, be open to love, support others, knowing that we can accomplish our goals and dreams and aspire to be anything we want to be without feeling that our race is a barrier to our success.

Donnette Anglin

International client relations specialist/entrepreneur

New Kingston

donnette_anglin@yahoo.com