"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 618
|Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 12:53 pm: |
(As far as Beyonce is concerned it's all about showcasing her glamor.)
You imply this a lot, Cynnique, that whiteness and glamor go hand and hand. Could that just be the mindset of people a certain age. Many older adults watched soap operas religiously and they also watched shows like "Dynasty", "Knots Landing", "Dallas" ect. They're idols were people like Clark Gable, Spenser Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey and Katherine Hepburn (not the same people, I think). Anyway, Jackie Onasis, the women who put the "G" in glamor, was their first lady. And the Kennedys was the one family everybody dreamed of being like. In those days, glamor and being white did go hand and hand. If I'm not mistaken, the only thing we had close to glamor was Dianna Ross, in the sixties.
Could that be the reason you equate glamor with whiteness? If so I understand. You gotta hand it to them (white people) they knew how to do glamor and they did it well. European/American style, anyway.
Btw, our version of "glamor" is what we sometimes reffer to as "ghetto fabulous". Glamor to us is very black; though I think most of us uderstand that it got its birth from white people.