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

By Kenrya Rankin May 20, 2016

In the latest episode of MTV’s web series “Decoded,” host Franchesca Ramsey joins forces with other women of color to discuss White beauty standards, which is defined in the video as “when Whiteness is a default and it becomes the cultural ideal for beauty.”

The featured women share how that standard impacts their lives and just why it’s important for women of all races to see themselves reflected in media. They also play a rather depressing game that involves googling “beautiful woman” and “unprofessional hairstyle”—good luck with that. Watch the full video above.