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Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, Ethnicity & Race, Politics, Women & Gender

The issue is that there is an idea in Jamaica of who is beautiful and who isn’t…that this idea of beauty is, to a large extent, a racially constructed one.

Kei Miller recounts a heartbreaking story of the dark side of beauty pageants and contends [1] that the Miss Jamaica franchise represents “hierarchies of race and class as they still operate in Jamaica today.”