…ic features. These features are usually tied to a particular, predominantly white racial identity.
The problem with a so-called “type” is that it is often rooted in the subconscious colonial trauma and Western beauty standards. We do not live in a vacuum; white supremacy affects our taste; our desires are shaped by society.
I agree. When they say you are pretty or handsome because you are a certain race, it is totally racist. The concept of a "type" should only be used to refer to a personality type in my opinion.
Their preferences are absolutely traumatizing. They want to see European features and when they do not, they bash them. Thanks for writing this article. You really explained the bigotry well.