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Russell Schiller

White HBCU Student Starts #BlackWomenAreGorgeous, Gets Exposed

A White man attending Howard University has launched #BlackWomenAreGorgeous for Black women seeking validation from White men. Or, as 20-year-old Russell Schiller puts it, to highlight black women in a world where Kylie Jenner “appropriates the features of style of black women” and gets praised for it.

From Beyond Black and White:

Meet Russell Schiller, 20, a sophomore advertising major at Howard University. A Wisconsin native who grew up in a predominately black neighborhood, Russell feels quite comfortable being around a lot of black people. He’s also made a name for himself with #ShootsByRuss, a photography business he’s started and he recently produced this video celebrating black female beauty.

The campaign is called #BlackWomenAreGorgeous, which he says is “very much needed in this day and age.” He became frustrated when women like Kylie Jenner appropriate the features and style of black women. “I thought it was only right to start something that all people can see where the credit belongs and how truly beautiful this culture is. It’s a true passion of mine. I really love black women. They are the standard for beauty, in my opinion.”

Russell says that black people at Howard were fascinated with his understanding of black culture and his dating preferences are black women–an aspect of his lifestyle that his parents aren’t completely comfortable with.

“At first, my mother wanted me to go to school ‘with my own people, and wanted to force it into my head that I’m supposed to like white women, but it didn’t work.”

Well, this isht isn’t working out either because somebody dug up White Boy Russ’ tweets and it’s filled with n-gga this and n-gga that tweets. But is he still invited to the cookout or nah?

Catch receipts on the next page.


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