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To respond to this Weekly Discussion, you must post a response in the appropriate folders located in DISCUSSIONS / ASSIGNMENTS. Remember, you must integrate the course reading and lecture content in your response. Posts that are based solely on opinion will not get full points. So, use the course readings and lectures as tools to support or challenge your arguments.

Afro Latinos Get PhotoShopped Into Latin American Beauty Standards

On this edition of PERO LIKES Afro Latino’s discuss their identity and see a photoshop recreation of them according to traditional beauty standards in Latin American cultures, After watching the video, select five (5) of the following questions/ statements to respond to. 

In what ways do these individuals’ responses support or refute the required research readings and lecture discussion regarding desirable skin colors? Consider the video’s discussion about how their appearance informs their ethnic identity– how does this apply to the required research readings? Review the comments section located under this video clip; how does this content support or refute the required research readings and lecture discussion about skin color perceptions in some Latin American communities? Discuss if these individuals would agree with or refute the required research readings and lecture discussion regarding familial messages’ influences on skin color? How do the women’s assertions reflect or refute the required research readings and lecture findings about the relevance of skin color in contexts where appearance cues matter (e.g. dating)? Do these women’s assertions  reflect or refute the required research readings and lecture findings about skin color as a gendered form of social capital?  Consider the required research readings discussion about how skin color informs individuals’ self esteem– how does this support or refute what is shown in this video? Do the women’s assertions reflect or refute the required research readings and lecture findings about skin color as cues about their nations of origin/ country specific skin color expectations