- June 3, 1999 at 12:00 am #10436
Richard29748ParticipantJune 5, 1999 at 12:00 am #32392
I’ve always wondered why most white people have little if any lips. One big exception is those darn supermodels; where do they find them, anyway? George W. Bush, who has no lips, looks like most white people I’ve seen.
User Detail :Name : Dwayne, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Gay, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Agnostic, Age : 17, City : Jacksonville, State : FL Country : United States, Occupation : Student, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Upper middle class, June 7, 1999 at 12:00 am #46797
I don’t know why people of African origin have such full lips, other than the obvious refrences to genetic traits. I have not read about or been told of an evolutionary or adaptive purpose.I do know that such traits are not confined to them. However you should know that such physical fullness (buttocks, chests, lips, bellies) are very desirable traits among many cultures, including many Western ones. (incl. the U.S.) They symbolize youth, vitality, fertility, fitness, masculinity, femininity, etc.
User Detail :Name : Lawrence M., Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Age : 35, City : Patchogue, State : NY Country : United States, Occupation : Management Consultant, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, June 8, 1999 at 12:00 am #39638
roberta29559ParticipantJune 22, 1999 at 12:00 am #38355
ED25468ParticipantJuly 18, 1999 at 12:00 am #43077
The reality is that “many” blacks do not have “such large lips.” From my canvas of African faces and those of people of the African Diaspora, I see a great range of shapes and sizes – admittedly almost none as small as the white lip.
User Detail :Name : CC19340, Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 44, City : Northern NJ, State : NJ Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, July 19, 1999 at 12:00 am #19856
S.R. Okay. I’m sure someone with a medical/anthropolgy background could give us an academic answer. But, keep in mind the majority of us who participate are not experts in any particular discipline. We are regular folk who have some innocuous, sometimes silly questions. Personally, I’d like to know why this question is being asked again. I’d like to know what difference does it make that blacks have larger lips than whites. Asking me about my lips, hair texture, muscular structure often times comes off silly to me. But, we are curious and we are different. Still, I’ve never been compelled to ask someone white why they’re eyes are blue, why they burn easily in the sun, or why they have straight hair. Folks just are, period. Many blacks have full lips. Well, Ethopians generally have thin lips and noses. Same for Egytians. The people of Orrissi have straight black hair and keen features, and black skin. Why we are so preoccupied with characteristics is a question I’d like answered more than why so and so has so and so difference in their physical appearance.
User Detail :Name : annonymous, Gender : F, Race : Black/African American, Age : 34, City : Detroit, State : MI Country : United States, July 27, 1999 at 12:00 am #42396
Why single out black people’s lips? What do you mean by “such large lips”? In comparison to what? I assume you mean in comparison to Caucasion lip size. The reverse can be asked then: Why do Caucasions have such thin lips? The way you stated your question suggests you perceive this as a negative trait among black people. Why must every minority race be compared to the Caucasion race? Who made Caucasions the ruler to which all other races must be measured by? Also, would having a satisfactory, factual answer to your question make the large lips of black people more acceptable in your eyes? All races have their physical differences. I am sure that throughout the centuries we developed these differences for survival in our climates, as I am also sure that God made differences to provide for variety. Variety is the spice of life. Therefore, if you find the large lips of black people unattractive, you have a whole array of other thin-lipped people to choose from.
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ED25470ParticipantAugust 17, 1999 at 12:00 am #22909
It is not at all clear what you mean by ‘large’ or ‘such large’ and what is the standard or norm by which you make your judgment. If you are using white lips as a standard, one could ask why many whites seem to have no lips at all. It could indeed be that since we all are out of Africa, fuller lips, obviously fuller than your standard, are in fact the norm. In that case, ‘Why do many whites have such abnormally thin to nonexistent lips’ becomes the more appropriate question. Right?
User Detail :Name : Floyd L., Gender : M, Age : 59, City : Memphis, State : TN Country : United States, September 12, 1999 at 12:00 am #16983
For the same reason Asian have the features they have, and Native Americans have the features they have, and Hispanics have the features they have, etc. Every ethnicity has some special feature that makes them, well, that particular ethnicity. A lot of whites have features I find unique to them as well: Larger, bony noses; thin necks, big ears.. Right now, you’re probably saying, “Hey, we don’t all have those features.” Well, guess what? We don’t, either. Does Colin Powell have large lips? Does Kobe Bryant have a broad, flat nose? C’mon, look around.
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Why do White People generally have small/thin lips? Why do white people generally have hair that is not curly and corse? Why do white people generally have narrow noses? The key word here is generally. Everybody is different no matter what their race or color.
User Detail :Name : Sharon28100, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Lutheran, Age : 27, City : Ann Arbor, State : MI Country : United States, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, November 14, 1999 at 12:00 am #14268
Why are white people so pale? Why do Jewish people have large angular noses? Why are Asian people’s hair so straight? Why are Arabic people so hairy?
I didn’t pose these questions to go tit for tat, or to offend, but to make the point that each race has its own qualities and physical features. I want to know what your intent was in asking this question. I believe it was malicious. I believe it was asked to poke fun at a person’s physical features – something we have no control over nor would want to change because it defines who we are. Does diversity and difference frighten you that much?
User Detail :Name : Shawn, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Baptist, Age : 31, City : Baltimore, State : MD Country : United States, Occupation : MIS Programmer/PC Specialist, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, February 14, 2001 at 12:00 am #38639
I don’t understand what the big deal is with black lips, hands, feet, and butts. Why does it make such an impact on most whites? I don’t hear of any other races asking something as stupid as that. I think that question was to TRY and say we are abnormal compared to you(WHITES). Let me clerify something for you. We(blacks) are normal and you are abnormal. Thats why white women try to be like us: stong minded, beautiful, and full of color. Why do white women and men burn thier bodies to tan to that forbidden color of? TO BE NORMAL. Why do white women pay to have thier lips injected? TO BE NORMAL. Funny, If most white were honest they would prefer to have larger lips. And last but not least, why the new erra is not skinny anymore, but more curvy and fuller(I didn’t say fat) TO BE NORMAL. Yes I am defending my black race like most whites and other ethnic groups do when they feel insulted. I think your question was to pick fun or to TRY and mock us, but you know what. Whites have tried to cut our spirit for years since slavery. Didn’t work then and it can’t work now. That’s what you are afraid of the strenght of a black man or black women. We don’t break easily. Again, here is your question; Why do black people have such large lips? BECAUSE WE ARE NORMAL. Thats why white men have been loving us for years on the downlow or shall I say raping us. We were taboo then but desireable with the same big lips, big butts and full breast that so many are trying to aquire now. I don’t care about interracial dating, because the two have always and will always have a desire for each other. Think back or shall I say ask you grandparents or great grandparents if they heard of a white women sneaking into slave quarters to try out the well endowed salvage or the black man sneaking into slave quarter to be with the very vivacious, thick lip, big butt whore. I use those words because thats the way things were viewed. In closing, Get over the lip thing. Okay? The more you pick out what you consider flaws the more whe accent them, becuase surely it works for us and is something that you want but can’t have. So keep leting us know what is PERFECT. Thanks again for the compliment. Speaking for myself stop player hating. One more thing, STOP PLAYER HATING.
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