White Beauty Standards

White Pearl. Three women on stage of various Asian ethnicities.

A New Play, 'White Pearl,' Explores Colorism Among Asians

Starring a predominantly Asian cast, the comedy looks at how the beauty business sells Whiteness as perfection.

Bozoma Saint John and Zendaya. Dark-skinned Black woman with long black hair, bright smile, gold necklace and sequined bustier stands beside light-skinned Black woman with hair in ponytail wearing hoop earrings and white dress with illustrated character

Zendaya On Racism, Colorism and Representation

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that.”

WATCH: This Video Breaks Down the Real Problem With White Beauty Standards

“It really starts to make you feel like you don’t belong. Like who you are is different and not acceptable.”