To each his own, but why not the other choice? Fair skinned people have had their chance to shine and presently being dark/brown skinned is the 'in' thing, you wouldn't go for skin whitening now but rather tanning..
It's sad however just how large a role skin colour plays in society..whichever one you are from. I for one don't give a rat's ass about it, that's not to say i'm not superficial with regards to looks, but i tend to see the facial shape, the features, the bone structure and so on and rarely ever let colour be a deciding factor. I suppose it has nothing to do with racial discrimination as such, maybe just preference..but to me, to some extent there lies some sort of discrimination, even if it is in the sub conscience. Once you differentiate by race, you are immediately separating people and essentially segregating your friends.I'm olive skinned and i hate it when people assume that i see myself as lucky for being so; without even knowing what type of person i am. This is just the way i turned out, had i been darker, i wouldn't have thought twice about it. I look beyond racial barriers.. actually i don't look at all, but what got me to write this post is the way people are carrying on.
I think beauty is more than external but even external beauty has little to do with colour. As a diverse nation, i think it's regressive to always knit pick on race and make a big deal out of it. Diversity is beautiful, we should learn to accept it and remove stigmas attached to it that sit and gnaw at the back of our heads and in that way maybe we will be able to see the bigger picture of what the true definition of beauty is; personality.