They are usually of mixed race. Their skin tends to have a yellow-tan or yellowish-white look to it. Many mixed, multi-racial and bi-racial females are often called yellow-bones in black communities, due to the fitting description. It seems African women without strands of bi-racial DNA also want to look like yellow-bones.
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This followed a period in which both the media and public went into a frenzy discussing whether or not the current Miss Zimbabwe — given her dark complexion — was beautiful enough to represent the country. Now, I will not go into that discussion. Countless newspapers have already done this, ad nauseam. Suddenly, it was no longer sufficient to call light-skinned women just that: light-skinned. I walked past a vehicle in which sat three men who clearly had nothing better to do.
Of late there has been resurgence in the availability and use of skin lightening creams and pills amongst Zimbabweans and many other Africans as well. Skin bleaching is predominantly done by women by women but more and more evidence suggests that even men are jumping onto the bandwagon as well. It seems everyone wants to be light skinned. Yellow bone is a colloquial term that is popular amongst people of African descent.
Last updated on November 26th, at pm. It seems that the desire to look beautiful and attractive is now turning into an extreme sport for women, as some of them are now resorting to hazardous procedures. Sometimes they are of mixed race, but that is not always the case, as Black people come in many different shades. A video has leaked on social media which shows one lady undergoing such a procedure in an as yet unconfirmed West African country.