What the heck is red bone or yellow b...

What the heck is red bone or yellow bone?

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Since: Jun 07

Massachusetts

#1 Jun 8, 2007
I dunno if this topic has been asnwered here but I wanted to know what exactly is red bone and yellow bone? I heard that someone like Alicia Keys is yellow bone and Beyonce is red bone. But then I heard some other people say different.

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

United States

#2 Jun 8, 2007
Redbone means that you're medium skinned or an orangish brown skin tone while yellowbone means you have yellowish brown skin tone.

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

United States

#4 Jun 8, 2007
MDJ wrote:
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Is that what it means? I never knew that....i just thought it was all the light skinned, brothas, and sistas. Okay, i got it! I still, won't be able to tell the difference.
And a co-worker, of mine is always telling someone to kiss her Yello feet. Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!
Yep that's what it means. I never refered to light skinned or medium skinned black folks by those term and just used the normal light skin or fair skinned term.

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#5 Jun 8, 2007
And to think of all of these so-called "history experts" on this board!

http://www.murrah.com/gen/redbones.htm

Now ya know.

One day some will realize that many of them are NOT full blooded africoid/negroid!
Ticked

United States

#6 Jun 8, 2007
Mack the Great wrote:
Redbone means that you're medium skinned or an orangish brown skin tone while yellowbone means you have yellowish brown skin tone.
I don't know where the h*ll I've been, I've never heard of red or yellowbone. Learn something new everyday.

“Das raht!”

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#7 Jun 8, 2007
It's something like that, and Jamaicans call us browning.

Since: Feb 07

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#8 Jun 8, 2007
i have yellow bone tatatted across my stomach. in the south thats what they call women of the lighter skin.

Since: Feb 07

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#9 Jun 8, 2007
i have yellow bone tatatted across my stomach thats what they call lighter skin women in the south were i'm from.
pretty T

San Diego, CA

#10 Jun 9, 2007
yellowbone wrote:
i have yellow bone tatatted across my stomach thats what they call lighter skin women in the south were i'm from.
I was always called red bone. I never heard of yellow bone.

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa

#11 Jun 9, 2007
Dissident wrote:
And to think of all of these so-called "history experts" on this board!
http://www.murrah.com/gen/redbones.htm
Now ya know.
One day some will realize that many of them are NOT full blooded africoid/negroid!
Just shut the hell up!!! This dude reminds me of Keenan Wayans When he played the mail man and he would pop in from time to time and say "MESSAGE!!!" LMAO
Shells

United States

#12 Jun 9, 2007
REDBONE = med skin tone or redish! YELLOWBONE = light skin tone or high yellow!

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Since: Apr 07

United States

#13 Jun 10, 2007
A sexy light skinned female! They mostly use that term in the South!

Mack the Great

Since: May 07

United States

#14 Jun 10, 2007
Shon wrote:
<quoted text>Just shut the hell up!!! This dude reminds me of Keenan Wayans When he played the mail man and he would pop in from time to time and say "MESSAGE!!!" LMAO
Oh yeah I remeber that from Don't be a Menace. That was a funny ass movie!
pretty T

San Diego, CA

#15 Jun 10, 2007
Shells wrote:
REDBONE = med skin tone or redish! YELLOWBONE = light skin tone or high yellow!
Now, I have been called high yellow, but not yellow bone. I guess all of the phrases mean light skin.

“Das raht!”

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#16 Jun 10, 2007
Ashland on the 14th wrote:
A sexy light skinned female! They mostly use that term in the South!
Light skin-ded, in the south.
pretty T

San Diego, CA

#17 Jun 10, 2007
Curlylocks wrote:
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Light skin-ded, in the south.
Are you saying light skin don't get love in the south?

Since: Jun 07

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jun 10, 2007
You are all "black" even if you try to call/give yourselves other colors than black.

“Das raht!”

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#19 Jun 10, 2007
pretty T wrote:
<quoted text>Are you saying light skin don't get love in the south?
Of course not. Just another mention of a nick-name.

“Das raht!”

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#20 Jun 10, 2007
Yuhguy wrote:
You are all "black" even if you try to call/give yourselves other colors than black.
That's the beauty YOU don't understand.
pretty T

San Diego, CA

#21 Jun 10, 2007
Yuhguy wrote:
You are all "black" even if you try to call/give yourselves other colors than black.
I agree. Nobody is saying we are not Black. Lord knows the world has let me know it! Besides, I never call myself by these name, others do. I'd prefer it if they called me "sexy bone."

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