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  1. Only one standard
  2. A thin frame equates beauty
  3. Beauty is often associated with expensive material items
  4. Beauty hurts
  5. Maintenance of hair
  6. Beauty in America
  7. Disadvantages of beauty
  8. Race of beauty
  9. Color of beauty

Several debates will forever be etched in the history of America. One of the most defying debates surrounds beauty. It is often argued about in magazines, on television, and online. Despite the multiple debates, several stereotypes regarding beauty exist. The argument transcends multiple lines including racial. Scientists have even attempted to determine if attractiveness is measurable. Body fat percentage, facial symmetry, and additional factors can only account for a certain percentage of beauty. Nevertheless the stereotypes are still there. Research reveals the various stereotypes of beauty and race.

[...] Several examples of older beauty exist to dispute this stereotype. Madonna, Stacey Dash, Susan Sarandon, and Tina Turner are beautiful women that are above the age of 50. In some instances the features associated with age even make a person look better. One sentiment is undeniable when identifying the stereotypes of beauty in America. The standard of beauty favors whites more than any other race. Individuals of varying ethnicities are bombarded with terns and images of beauty that celebrate features that are not characteristic for them. [...]


[...] "Stereotype directionality and attractiveness stereotyping: is beauty good or is ugly bad?." Social Cognition 24.2 (2006): 187. King-O'Riain, Rebecca Chiyoko. Pure beauty: Judging race in Japanese American beauty pageants. U of Minnesota Press Langlois, Judith H., and Cookie White Stephan. "Beauty and the beast: The role of physical attractiveness in the development of peer relations and social behavior." Developmental social psychology: Theory and research(1981): 152-168. Mobius, Markus M., and Tanya S. Rosenblat. "Why beauty matters." The American Economic Review (2006): 222-235. [...]

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