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Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

Written by Janine Mendes-Franco On 24 June 2014 @ 8:45 am | 1 Comment

In Caribbean, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, English, Ethnicity & Race, Jamaica, Politics, Quick Reads, Women & Gender

The issue is that there is an idea in Jamaica of who is beautiful and who isn’t…that this idea of beauty is, to a large extent, a racially constructed one.

Kei Miller recounts a heartbreaking story of the dark side of beauty pageants and contends [1] that the Miss Jamaica franchise represents “hierarchies of race and class as they still operate in Jamaica today.”

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[1] contends: http://keimiller.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/pretty-hurts-jamaican-style-stories-from-miss-jamaica-2014/

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