I feel that questions like this give white people a ‘power’ over us. It’s like we need their approval, so to make them jealous is supposed to be some sort of an achievement.
Instead of bringing race into it, I’d say that women are threatened by ‘good looking’ women period. Women seem to compete, compete, COMPETE over men like males are rare on this planet, and it’s sad that we’re so divided. Fighting against the competition might work against you; for example, you might think your ‘rival’ is gorgeous, so she’ll end up attracting your love interest, meanwhile your love interest likes YOU but your negative attitude keeps pushing him away.
Generally, I’m sick of hearing women say that they’re given dirty looks because they’re pretty. First, just because you believe that you’re ‘pretty’, it doesn’t mean that the ‘haters’ agree. They may be looking at you thinking, “She’s ugly” or probably, “Why is she staring at me?” The world does not revolve around you.
So back to the original question, Do white women envy pretty black women? Yes, they do. And black women envy pretty white women. And Asian women envy pretty biracial women. And…you get where this is going.