Kanye West is not one to shy away from controversy. So the rapper is not exactly shocking anyone when he says that he believes that interracial children are more attractive than Black children.
The Yeezus rapper was asked why he left Amber Rose for Kim Kardashian to which the rappers responded, “Because I wanted my children to be as beautiful as possible.”
The Black community can get angry at Kanye all they want but often times the behavior within the Black community does support what Kanye West thinks. If you ask Blacks who are the most beautiful Black celebrities, 9 out of 10 will name the usual suspects like Halle Berry, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys. Celebrities who are either multiracial or those who alter their looks to look more European are seen as more beautiful than others with strong African features. Only 1 out of 10 Blacks would list people like Tracy Chapman, India Arie or Lauryn Hill as the most beautiful Black celebrities.
Studies have shown that black people who look more stereotypically black (darker skin, bigger lips, wider noses) tend to be perceived as less attractive than those who look less stereotypically black (lighter skin, thin lips, straight hair).
So while Kanye West might be the only Black person brave enough to say it, he is saying what many in the Black community believe to be true. In the Black community when someone refers to the child with the “good hair” often times they are talking about a mixed race child. On the other hand, if a Black person uses the phrase “Nappy head child”, they are talking about a child who is 100% Black.