WHy do even black people perceive dark skin as ugly?

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Titai

Copake Falls, NY

#2 Aug 14, 2010
I am black. And yeah I agree. I am lighter skin than others in my family. And I love my lighter skin. Some others in my family are jealous of my look.
Gods Warrior

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Aug 14, 2010
Black people kill each other over skin tone all over the African Continent. It is an evolutionary trait to be weary of darker people, as the darker they are, the more hostile and violent they are. It also signifies a lower intelligence.

“HOREM AKHET”

Since: Dec 09

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#4 Aug 14, 2010
Idx wrote:
C'mon nobody wants to be the same colour of the shit...
well,since the color of shyt is not black,i don't see what this has to do with black people.

“HOREM AKHET”

Since: Dec 09

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#5 Aug 14, 2010
Gods Warrior wrote:
Black people kill each other over skin tone all over the African Continent. It is an evolutionary trait to be weary of darker people, as the darker they are, the more hostile and violent they are. It also signifies a lower intelligence.
not exactly.the darker you are,means the more melanin you have.you might want to inquire as to what melanin is.

“I love shea butter”

Since: Feb 10

Chicago

#6 Aug 14, 2010
Speak for yourself I don't think dark skin is ugly
50 50 mix

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Aug 14, 2010
Titai wrote:
I am black. And yeah I agree. I am lighter skin than others in my family. And I love my lighter skin. Some others in my family are jealous of my look.
Yeah what's up with that skin color thing. I've had bruthas darker than me (i'm light skinned) say that they wouldn't go out with a sista unless she light, bright, or damn near white. And as bad as it sounds, other primarily black regions look down on the darker skin too, just look at Haiti. Some of my people say/do the same thing regarding skin shade. How can we expect others (non-blacks) to not be racist towards us when we have the very same intra-racism going on within the our race.

“HOREM AKHET”

Since: Dec 09

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#8 Aug 14, 2010
Idx wrote:
Blacks always cry and protest when a caucasian or asian person think that their dark skin is ugly, but they are the first ones who tease and put other blacks down because their skin is too dark. Even black people hate being so dark and they secretly know that their complexion is ugly.
the perception of dark skin being ugly is subjective.You are correct that blacks do hate being black.not just the skin color but hair,everything else.that's probably why the "black is beautiful"slogan was invented,to elevate their self-esteem.blacks don't believe that themselves.
Gods Warrior

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Aug 14, 2010
rameses326 wrote:
<quoted text>not exactly.the darker you are,means the more melanin you have.you might want to inquire as to what melanin is.
Excess melanin seems to cause retardation.

“HOREM AKHET”

Since: Dec 09

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#10 Aug 14, 2010
Idx wrote:
The dark skin don't let the Dvitamin grow, that's why black people suffer from himmunodeficiency of Dvitamin. That's why Light skin took over d
dark skin is actually the healthiest state of human beings.white skin is a genetic defeciency state.studies(wich are censored)are shown that melanin does much more than give pigment color to the skin.they say black people have vitamin d defeciency but blacks have more bone density than whites,and whites are more susceptible to osteoporosis.i think most people know there are far more advantages of dark skin than light
Gods Warrior

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Aug 14, 2010
Case in point, rameses326.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles...

The first slaves brought to England suffered greatly with rickets and mental retardation until the white man started infusing their food with vitamin D.

Unfortunately most native Africans do not posses the enzyme to digest cows milk so they are basically in the same boat if they live above the 34nd parallel in the United States.

This is why the black people in the southern regions do so much better than the northern blacks. The sun is simply not strong enough for them to develop properly up north.

Cheers, super melanin man.
africa women

Lititz, PA

#12 Aug 14, 2010
Gods Warrior wrote:
Black people kill each other over skin tone all over the African Continent. It is an evolutionary trait to be weary of darker people, as the darker they are, the more hostile and violent they are. It also signifies a lower intelligence.
you are lair and hateful low class person .i dont know about color issue ,until i came usa

“I swear, I lost my shirt....”

Since: Mar 10

Leadville,CO

#13 Aug 14, 2010
I think dark skin is very beautiful...... I think all shades are beautiful, if they weren't they wouldn't exist....
Gods Warrior

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Aug 14, 2010
africa women wrote:
<quoted text> you are lair and hateful low class person .i dont know about color issue ,until i came usa
Probably because you never saw a ghost until you came to the USA and you are too young to remember when the English and Germans had things running smoothly? There are a handful of whites among 40 million bantu. It is what it is.

Did you escape before they circumscribed your vagina or ironed your breasts?
Gods Warrior

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Aug 14, 2010
Furthermore, you are not even going to sit here and try to say tribal conflicts do not claim millions of native Africans, and have been since the beginning of time.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/afric...

http://www.unholywars.org/entry/tribal-confli...

Even your little country is no different. It may be the most stable on the African COntinent, but it is STILL a third world bananna republic.

I doubt you are even African.
Wow

United States

#16 Aug 14, 2010
Gods Warrior wrote:
Furthermore, you are not even going to sit here and try to say tribal conflicts do not claim millions of native Africans, and have been since the beginning of time.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/afric...
http://www.unholywars.org/entry/tribal-confli...
Even your little country is no different. It may be the most stable on the African COntinent, but it is STILL a third world bananna republic.
I doubt you are even African.
as a 'warrior of god', aren't u not supposed to be such a jerk? And dark skin color is better in the sun. Us white people r more seceptable to skin cancer and sunburns. But yes i agree lighter skin is more beautiful, though that might just be cuz I'm white. U can go back to hiding behind ur religion now
Idx

Bari, Italy

#18 Aug 14, 2010
xoxoTAKxoxo wrote:
I think dark skin is very beautiful...... I think all shades are beautiful, if they weren't they wouldn't exist....
It's easy to talk like that when you are so lightskinned. Aren't you half white? What if you were actually dark? WOuld you be happy of your skin color? I DON'T THINK SO. However, White people don't LACK MELANIN, they naturally produce less melanin compared to the absurd excess of melanin produced by darkskin. We have the right amount of melanin. However, as white people we come in different shades: we can be pale-milky white, pink, paleolive, lightolive, darkolive complexion that easily tans, peach and even light brown. Occasionaly even african have a light skin complexion. Just look at the Bushmen..

Level 5

Since: Jul 09

London, UK

#19 Aug 14, 2010
Actually, I always wanted to be darker, not lighter. Dark skin always looks smoother and more flawless.

“I swear, I lost my shirt....”

Since: Mar 10

Leadville,CO

#20 Aug 14, 2010
Idx wrote:
<quoted text>
It's easy to talk like that when you are so lightskinned. Aren't you half white? What if you were actually dark? WOuld you be happy of your skin color? I DON'T THINK SO. However, White people don't LACK MELANIN, they naturally produce less melanin compared to the absurd excess of melanin produced by darkskin. We have the right amount of melanin. However, as white people we come in different shades: we can be pale-milky white, pink, paleolive, lightolive, darkolive complexion that easily tans, peach and even light brown. Occasionaly even african have a light skin complexion. Just look at the Bushmen..
I would actually love being dark, why not? Dark skin is awesome, and narrow minded people can kiss my toe......
Idk

Acquaviva Delle Fonti, Italy

#21 Aug 14, 2010
xoxoTAKxoxo wrote:
<quoted text>
I would actually love being dark, why not? Dark skin is awesome, and narrow minded people can kiss my toe......
I don't believe you...HOWEVER YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL...AND ONE OF THE REASON YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL IS BECAUSE YOU'RE LIGHTSKINNED.

Since: Jul 10

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#22 Aug 14, 2010
The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.

But seriously, for some reason I can't stand being called light skinned by my family members. First of all, I'm nowhere near light, more like a hot cocoa, but to them I'm the lightest one out of all of them.

I don't understand this light skin, dark skin thing. I find it dumb really.

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