Ok, so I'm sure someone else has thought it---White people are just jealous! There it is--that solves everything! In essence, I suppose the title is what I am going to say, but let me get a little deeper into what a witnessed that lead me to come to such an odd conclusion. I watched this video the other day: Vice Documentaries are a little bit of a...vice for me, because it's run by these white kids and sometimes their ignorance really shows through in their distaste for where they are in the world. BUT they are looking in on issues not many others are looking into. At any rate, this one is about the "English Jersey Shore." If you watch the video, try not to roll your eyes too much at the extravagant white ladies who everyone describes as "down to earth". Essentially, what I focused on was, these white men "body build" to become extravagantly large, AND as part of all this, they tan. We all know that. "Tan". But it's not what the usual tan is, of course. They aren't even orange-tan. They are full on, BROWN SKIN tan, darker than a lot of men I know. So I knew that already, what's the big deal? Here is where it was weird for me: One man openly admitted women do not find it attractively. He stated that those who usually notice them are the "young lads" (!!!!). He also admitted tanning was probably very unhealthy. BUT he says he does this for the "confidence" and so do the men around him. What, exactly, is giving him confidence? OR what is it about brown skin that he is equating with confidence? Is it me or were they attempting to personify the African warrior? They were trying to be the biggest and brownest men, which is not to say that's all it takes to be an African warrior, just that white people tend to take other cultures at face value. I will not go into how ridiculous it seemed to me that after all this strength and paint they did not go hunt for their families, but rather posed, mostly naked, in front of a crowd, but whatever. But think about it, they are constantly ripping off so-called "tribal" attributes (from any place from India to Hawaii) and kind of just claiming it as theirs. Was I reading too much into this? Is body building just a sport like any other, or is there some kind of underlying something within this that I didn't even consider?