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The Enemy Within

Washington, DC

#48 Jul 29, 2013
Capree wrote:
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But Sassy could black women's once attraction to light skin men be seen as colorism??? Before the 1960s, all black women had been exposed to were white men representing male sex symbols and some light skin black men with white features. Dark skin black men were being promoting by the media as lazy, sneaking or buffoons So was it a case of colorism of the part of black women or just being influenced by the media? If it had really been colorism on black women's part, Why did the majority of black women suddenly jump to idolizing dark skin black men.
Because some people are self aware enough to recognize they are being influenced and proactively undid/resisted the media's manipulation. While others...

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#49 Jul 30, 2013
Capree wrote:
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But Sassy could black women's once attraction to light skin men be seen as colorism??? Before the 1960s, all black women had been exposed to were white men representing male sex symbols and some light skin black men with white features. Dark skin black men were being promoting by the media as lazy, sneaking or buffoons So was it a case of colorism of the part of black women or just being influenced by the media? If it had really been colorism on black women's part, Why did the majority of black women suddenly jump to idolizing dark skin black men.
But BW also had an undesirable image in the media so you can say the same for BM in their influence on BW.

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#50 Jul 30, 2013
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Jackie Robinson, Sidney Poiter or Brock Peters though celebrated for their accomplishment were never considered to be gorgeous sex symbols at that time compared to lighter skin black men like Harry Belafonte. I feel most but not are people are simple heavily influence by whatever the media puts out as in at certain periods of time. Like when the media glamourized Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren in the 50s and everyone considered voluptuous women to be hot but only 10 years very thin Twitty types of women were in and considered the sex symbols. The same with happened with dark v.s. light skin bm. At the close of the Civil Rights era in the late 60s, black people all over the U.S. was embracing their black men and scream I am black and I'm proud. Hollywood saw and capitalized on this white their black exploition films. Though they made Superfly using a light skin bm, the majority of the movies showed dark skin black men as suddenly being the strong superheroes who kicked azz and got all of the women, both black and white. This positively changed the image of dark skin men from plain,average to being thought of as the most handsome and sexiest of black men, putting the light skin bm out of the limelight. Sadly this did nothing for darker skin black women's image.
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Both Jackie and Sidney were considered sex symbols in the black community. Brock is just unattractive.

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#51 Jul 30, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
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Because some people are self aware enough to recognize they are being influenced and proactively undid/resisted the media's manipulation. While others...
But media is a very strong subliminal influence for most people.

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#52 Jul 30, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>But BW also had an undesirable image in the media so you can say the same for BM in their influence on BW.
There is a big difference. Where black women (like many nonblack women do)swooned over the group of men at the time that are being promoted as handsome, manly, brave etc., be the men white, light skin or dark skin, black men as a majority, no matter what have constant undying love for light skin on women and disdain for most darker skin women. The difference that black women choose whatever shade of men that were being positively portrayed but black men were strictly choosing based of the skin color of women.

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#53 Jul 30, 2013
Capree wrote:
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There is a big difference. Where black women (like many nonblack women do)swooned over the group of men at the time that are being promoted as handsome, manly, brave etc., be the men white, light skin or dark skin, black men as a majority, no matter what have constant undying love for light skin on women and disdain for most darker skin women. The difference that black women choose whatever shade of men that were being positively portrayed but black men were strictly choosing based of the skin color of women.
Yes for many black men only light skin will do.

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#54 Jul 30, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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Both Jackie and Sidney were never considered sex symbols in the black community. Brock is just unattractive.
I disagree, dark skin black men in the 1940s to the late 1950s were never considered the cream of crop of black men where the AA community was concerned. Lighter brothers were in then. Jackie Wilson had hoards of black women trying to get to him as he preformed on stage while Jackie Robinson didn't have one woman trying to get to him but was credited for being a great player who broke the color line in baseball besides Robinson was also know as a quiet family man off of the field. He never had a sex symbol image. Sidney Poitier was born in Fla to Bahamian parents of pure African descent. Sidney's rugged, very dark afrocentric features made him look more African than AA. Sidney's personality seem aloof and foreign to African americans (especially AA women). Sorry but most AAs didn't identify with Poitier's looks or personality.

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THE NEGRO

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#55 Jul 30, 2013
Capree wrote:
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But Sassy could black women's once attraction to light skin men be seen as colorism??? Before the 1960s, all black women had been exposed to were white men representing male sex symbols and some light skin black men with white features. Dark skin black men were being promoting by the media as lazy, sneaking or buffoons So was it a case of colorism of the part of black women or just being influenced by the media? If it had really been colorism on black women's part, Why did the majority of black women suddenly jump to idolizing dark skin black men.
Not to be funny or anything, but there were plenty of dark skin male sex symbols back then, Issac Hayes, Calvin Lockhart(Uptown Saturday Night), Robert Beck(Iceburg Slim), Paul Harris(Truck Turner), just to name a few.

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#57 Jul 30, 2013
THE NEGRO wrote:
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Not to be funny or anything, but there were plenty of dark skin male sex symbols back then, Issac Hayes, Calvin Lockhart(Uptown Saturday Night), Robert Beck(Iceburg Slim), Paul Harris(Truck Turner), just to name a few.
But all the black men you are talking was famous after the 40s and 50s when light skin black men were considered the sex symbols. As I explained that after the Civil Right movement in the late 60s that is when all black people began to embrace blackness and the popularity of dark skin black men only (not dark skin bw) soared.

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#58 Jul 30, 2013
Correction:

But all the black men you are talking was famous after the 40s and 50s and not when light skin black men were considered the sex symbols.

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#59 Jul 30, 2013
People, please keep in mind that I'm speaking about the 1950s and before when black women considered the light skin black men hot and not in the 70s or later 60s.

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#60 Jul 31, 2013
Capree wrote:
People, please keep in mind that I'm speaking about the 1950s and before when black women considered the light skin black men hot and not in the 70s or later 60s.
So black women being manipulated by the media to idolize and worship white and light skin men was ok??? But black men who do it today with white women and light skin women is just wrong?!? Like Sassy said, this is merely karma repaying dark skin bw for the way that they treated dark skin men back in the day. You reap what you sow.
THE NEGRO

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#61 Jul 31, 2013
Capree wrote:
Correction:
But all the black men you are talking was famous after the 40s and 50s and not when light skin black men were considered the sex symbols.
I see your point, Capree. True, true!! The media back then would only show the lighter skinned Blacks as somewhat acceptable representives of (Colored) people back then as they would've put it. However, behind the curtain, you still had dark- skinned people like" Bumpy Johnson" highly sought after by a lot of famous stars back then. How about Jack Johnson?
THE NEGRO

Portage, MI

#62 Jul 31, 2013
For dark-skinned, Black women: Lola Falona?
THE NEGRO

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#63 Jul 31, 2013
THE NEGRO wrote:
For dark-skinned, Black women: Lola Falona?
Eunice Johnson's "Fashion Fair" introduced to the whole world alot of hidden beautiful, foxy, jazzy, chocolate dark-skinned ladies from the early 50's to present.

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#64 Jul 31, 2013
ladondaruler1 wrote:
<quoted text> So black women being manipulated by the media to idolize and worship white and light skin men was ok??? But black men who do it today with white women and light skin women is just wrong?!? Like Sassy said, this is merely karma repaying dark skin bw for the way that they treated dark skin men back in the day. You reap what you sow.
The majority of black men have and still do prefer lighter skin women to darker skin women. Where as black women didn't prefer light skin men for their skin color but because lighter men was promoted as more handsome, smarter, manly etc.. Hell the men could have been green but had that image and women would have preferred them also.

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#66 Jul 31, 2013
Capree wrote:
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The majority of black men have and still do prefer lighter skin women to darker skin women. Where as black women didn't prefer light skin men for their skin color but because lighter men was promoted as more handsome, smarter, manly etc.. Hell the men could have been green but had that image and women would have preferred them also.
What's the difference??? Lighter skin black women and white women are promoted as the sexiest and trophies for a man that has made it. You're not proving your case here. You're basically saying that bw had lighter skin men promoted to them, thus bw choosing these men, but bm are somehow doing something differently. It was the lighter skin that made these men more handsome, it was the lighter skin that made them seem more intelligent, it was the lighter skin that was promoted to you all as being more manly. The same apply to black men today. So I don't understand how you think bm are more at fault for doing the same thing bw did. That makes no sense.
wipeoutallblackf emales

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#67 Nov 30, 2013
ladondaruler1 wrote:
<quoted text> What's the difference??? Lighter skin black women and white women are promoted as the sexiest and trophies for a man that has made it. You're not proving your case here. You're basically saying that bw had lighter skin men promoted to them, thus bw choosing these men, but bm are somehow doing something differently. It was the lighter skin that made these men more handsome, it was the lighter skin that made them seem more intelligent, it was the lighter skin that was promoted to you all as being more manly. The same apply to black men today. So I don't understand how you think bm are more at fault for doing the same thing bw did. That makes no sense.
agreed but bw are mentally retarded to the point the media can easily manipulate them into thinking and doing things and some know what they do but dont care so these days when bm are ignoring the lot of them and dating completely out of their race hes a selfhater,the bw is a sick twisted modern day slut.
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#68 Nov 30, 2013
Jennifer wrote:
I'm a dark black woman but I don't find dark men attractive at all. I much prefer lighter skinned men.
Is this a case of opposites attract? Are there lots of black women like me out there???
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Its rare to see an attractive fit Black man! Most Black men are unattractive to me! Very very rare to meet a good looking Black men most are Fat and think their fine but their actually pretty nasty looking!
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#69 Nov 30, 2013
Capree wrote:
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The majority of black men have and still do prefer lighter skin women to darker skin women. Where as black women didn't prefer light skin men for their skin color but because lighter men was promoted as more handsome, smarter, manly etc.. Hell the men could have been green but had that image and women would have preferred them also.
Capree

Equation

Men seek out very attractive or beautiful women
Women seek out money and stability from men!

That equation won't change but its been perverted!

Biracial BW/Mixed Race BW know their in demand but they also know Black men mentality and they won't have anything if they invest in Black men based on their history and actions!

Like it or not Black men have "Horrible Reputations" for being un loyal, Dogs, making babies when their married/dating, don't get married, give women diseases as well as live off women.

There are prevalent occurrences when you date or marry a Black man! Since its a good 80-85% of black males who fall into this catagory and its "Common normalized lifestyles" most black women are simply moving on and dating/marrying out!

Its normal to see Black males destroy women's lives all the time and leave them with nothing or they have nothing to show for their time spent with Black males! They have too many issues and they generally take them out on Black women!

Move on and leave Sorry Ass Black men alone! If Black men valued the race they would have made changes by now!

Black men only care about themselves only not even their kids!

BLACK MEN DON'T GIVE A SCHITT ABOUT BLACK WOMEN, CHILDREN OR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THEIR OUT TO DESTROY IT!

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