"light skinned" black women.

“Blazian”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#1386 Sep 20, 2009
vogue__ wrote:
No, I'm not gonna sit here and say they're better than dark-skinned black women, but if you are a black woman with a lighter complexion than most, or 'light skinned', have you ever been mistreated mostly because people rely on the myth that all light skinned black women (including, women of black/white, bi-racial descent) are stuck up, or hussies?
I myself have felt like every other black woman has seen me as some type of rival and it pisses me off for them to think that I think that I'm better than them because I'm lighter. I understand some darker skinned black women feel like they're under represented and viewed as 'ugly'(and I think that is complete bull, cause beauty comes in all shades of black to me), but I honestly think alot like to pull reverse colorism on us and get away with it. What do you think?
Of course they are jealous, look who the media glorifies. It seems like most of the top Black celebs aren't even Black, but mixed. Rappers love to throw around the word "red bone" not realizing that most Black women aren't red bone, but brown. Put yourself in their shows, how do they feel? It's much easier to be on the side that society accepts and talk. But you all never think what it is like to be on the other side. Black women come is in different colors, forget what the media says. The media always changes. Before dark skin was in, now light skin. What's next? Hispanic women?

“Blazian”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#1387 Sep 20, 2009
tinwoodsman wrote:
The thing with some women that are light skinned is that they think they can get anything they want.I think it is because the white man placed them into the category with other races of women that resemble white women. Let's just face it .I'm a black and i like black women with darker complexions because i know that i have the same in common with them. Do i have anything in common with light skinned women? No because they put themselves above the rest of the black women and so does society.Hispanic ,Asian ,Mixed race and white women are all on the same level and i don't deal with black men who desire women with fair complexions or look white when there are plenty of beauty darker skinned black women for everyman that wants one.White men even crave the darker skinned beauties and that's why i'm one of the only few brothers that loves dark choclate nubian princesses.
Most light skinned girls aren't that shallow. I don't believe they think they are better because they are lighter. Sure, BET and Black men praise them, but society still sees them as Black. I know a lot of light skinned women that wish they were darker.
STEROTYPICALDUDE

Jamaica Plain, MA

#1388 Sep 30, 2009
yo yo yo sup homies

“Just me”

Level 2

Since: Dec 08

london

#1389 Oct 5, 2009
Lightskinned or darkskinned..black women are beautiful.
Sistah Lover

Clemmons, NC

#1390 Nov 2, 2009
Ebonygurl wrote:
<quoted text>First of all I don't see why you would think that all dark skinned sistas view you as a rival. Who told you this or why do you feel this. I am a Black sista so the darker I am the more black beauty I have. If a brotha likes black woman then he is probably more attracted to a dark skinned sista. So I don't see you as my rival so why do you think I do.? Are you throwing out the fact that lighter skinned sistas are better looking? If so in whose eyes? I think you are grossly over exaggerating the fact that you are light skinned therefore in some way better than the dark skinned sistas.
See...there goes the Attitude..All she said was how SHE was treated by some black women and there you go already accusing her.
She did accuse YOU of anything. She said SOME. So this tells us alot about you. You are putting up a Defense which compelled you to post an attack....
Paramount

Worcester, UK

#1391 Nov 2, 2009
othello_81 wrote:
Lightskinned or darkskinned..black women are beautiful.
It's to late to emancipate these people from mental slavery
The damage has already been done
My preference

Clemmons, NC

#1392 Nov 2, 2009
People...it's simply a matter of choice. You choose what you like based on simply "It's What I like!"
My 1st Girlfriend in Kindergarten was a very light skinned little flower..we used to get caught Kissing all the time and getting in trouble. I loved her to death. She had a rare disease and never finished kindergarten..She died.I know being that young some say "You don't know what love is" But this has affected me for life. This was 43 years ago. To this day, I visit her grave site because she was the 1st one to capture my heart. To me, I see her in ever light skinned woman I see because you never know if her soul was reciprocated and placed back on this earth to live. Call it what you want, call me stupid or crazy I don't care...It how I feel. I have had girlfriends of many nationalities and complexions...but My preference is Light skined black women because that was the Image that struck me at a young age, and its what I desire. Not knocking darker women or anything in between as I have dated, Loved, Hugged, Kissed, Had hot relations with, Bonded spiritually with, worked with, fought for and with many sistahs of various skin tones from very dark to Coffee complexion..and I love you all. But, My preference is a compatible woman who fits the personality and image of the one God sent me when I was 5 years old.
mike

Hancock, MD

#1393 Nov 12, 2009
iam african american losangeles living in sorry
ass baltimore where baltimore has the nasty looking
big fat darkskin women and lite skin women i
have to go to new york phiadelphia or washighton dc
to find nice looking african american women
baltimore is sorry i plan on moving back to
the city of losangeles thank god i have been here
four years and hate it but when i go to washighton
beautiful nice looking lite skin black women with
long black hair thats what i like dark skin sisters
in dc look a hell lot better thin they do here
in baltimore baltimore is a ungly ass hate ful town
sista

United States

#1394 Nov 12, 2009
mike wrote:
iam african american losangeles living in sorry
ass baltimore where baltimore has the nasty looking
big fat darkskin women and lite skin women i
have to go to new york phiadelphia or washighton dc
to find nice looking african american women
baltimore is sorry i plan on moving back to
the city of losangeles thank god i have been here
four years and hate it but when i go to washighton
beautiful nice looking lite skin black women with
long black hair thats what i like dark skin sisters
in dc look a hell lot better thin they do here
in baltimore baltimore is a ungly ass hate ful town
join a interracial dating service
tinwoodsman

Mesquite, TX

#1395 Dec 16, 2009
Well ,maybe it's because some black men hate the way their mothers and families look.Every race of man loves their women except for the black man. Black men also hate the way they look so that's why they got to validate their self hatred and it's making all of us good black men look bad.Even some light skinned black women aren't good to these black idiots nowadays. I have beautiful black women in my family that done had Latino and White men to respect them as the women they are.So black women , love and respect yourselves and don't worry about those black dogs because i don't get along with them either.Just forget about them and let them miss out on something good that the lord done bless us black men with.Maybe sooner or later them morons will understand someday anything that looks white don't give a care about them because they want black men to take care of them for looking.So next time, you black women see them coming back to you, don't deal with them .Leave them along.Peace

Level 3

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#1396 Dec 16, 2009
My preference wrote:
People...it's simply a matter of choice. You choose what you like based on simply "It's What I like!"
My 1st Girlfriend in Kindergarten was a very light skinned little flower..we used to get caught Kissing all the time and getting in trouble. I loved her to death. She had a rare disease and never finished kindergarten..She died.I know being that young some say "You don't know what love is" But this has affected me for life. This was 43 years ago. To this day, I visit her grave site because she was the 1st one to capture my heart. To me, I see her in ever light skinned woman I see because you never know if her soul was reciprocated and placed back on this earth to live. Call it what you want, call me stupid or crazy I don't care...It how I feel. I have had girlfriends of many nationalities and complexions...but My preference is Light skined black women because that was the Image that struck me at a young age, and its what I desire. Not knocking darker women or anything in between as I have dated, Loved, Hugged, Kissed, Had hot relations with, Bonded spiritually with, worked with, fought for and with many sistahs of various skin tones from very dark to Coffee complexion..and I love you all. But, My preference is a compatible woman who fits the personality and image of the one God sent me when I was 5 years old.
I can respect preference. I like the yella fellas. But when you have men putting down darker skinned women and hiding behind preference, you know somethin' ain't right.

Since: Mar 09

Christchurch, New Zealand

#1397 Dec 20, 2009
My preference wrote:
People...it's simply a matter of choice. You choose what you like based on simply "It's What I like!"
My 1st Girlfriend in Kindergarten was a very light skinned little flower..we used to get caught Kissing all the time and getting in trouble. I loved her to death. She had a rare disease and never finished kindergarten..She died.I know being that young some say "You don't know what love is" But this has affected me for life. This was 43 years ago. To this day, I visit her grave site because she was the 1st one to capture my heart. To me, I see her in ever light skinned woman I see because you never know if her soul was reciprocated and placed back on this earth to live. Call it what you want, call me stupid or crazy I don't care...It how I feel. I have had girlfriends of many nationalities and complexions...but My preference is Light skined black women because that was the Image that struck me at a young age, and its what I desire. Not knocking darker women or anything in between as I have dated, Loved, Hugged, Kissed, Had hot relations with, Bonded spiritually with, worked with, fought for and with many sistahs of various skin tones from very dark to Coffee complexion..and I love you all. But, My preference is a compatible woman who fits the personality and image of the one God sent me when I was 5 years old.
I'm dark skin but this made me get tears. Much respect.
Hitman

Philadelphia, PA

#1398 Dec 20, 2009
vogue__ wrote:
No, I'm not gonna sit here and say they're better than dark-skinned black women, but if you are a black woman with a lighter complexion than most, or 'light skinned', have you ever been mistreated mostly because people rely on the myth that all light skinned black women (including, women of black/white, bi-racial descent) are stuck up, or hussies?
I myself have felt like every other black woman has seen me as some type of rival and it pisses me off for them to think that I think that I'm better than them because I'm lighter. I understand some darker skinned black women feel like they're under represented and viewed as 'ugly'(and I think that is complete bull, cause beauty comes in all shades of black to me), but I honestly think alot like to pull reverse colorism on us and get away with it. What do you think?
I think it's all just in your head, boo. You ain't all that light. Alicia Keys is light, Mariah Carey is light, Rosie Perez is light, Vanessa Williams is light, Eva Mendes is light, you jst loom like a regular old brownskinned chick. Not to say that thats a bad thing though. but I think it's all in yout mind. Women are extremely competitive and regardless of race ya'll don't get along but so well.
Hitman

Philadelphia, PA

#1399 Dec 20, 2009
tinwoodsman wrote:
Well ,maybe it's because some black men hate the way their mothers and families look.Every race of man loves their women except for the black man. Black men also hate the way they look so that's why they got to validate their self hatred and it's making all of us good black men look bad.Even some light skinned black women aren't good to these black idiots nowadays. I have beautiful black women in my family that done had Latino and White men to respect them as the women they are.So black women , love and respect yourselves and don't worry about those black dogs because i don't get along with them either.Just forget about them and let them miss out on something good that the lord done bless us black men with.Maybe sooner or later them morons will understand someday anything that looks white don't give a care about them because they want black men to take care of them for looking.So next time, you black women see them coming back to you, don't deal with them .Leave them along.Peace
Says the white troll named Janice W, Mandingo, Jefferson III, and all those other stupid names coming out of Texas!
spikewebee

AOL

#1400 Dec 20, 2009
dat dobys got a pink winkey ands dat turns me on!

“Larry”

Since: Oct 09

Pennsylvania

#1401 Dec 21, 2009
Afriq wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm dark skin but this made me get tears. Much respect.
Don't Cry,I Wish I Was darkSkin Like You But God Makes Us All Different.
LucyGoosey

Owensboro, KY

#1402 Dec 28, 2009
Okay...i'm light-skinned...of course...that's the way I was born.

Whenever I read responses about this issue...if there is someone who's been accused of being jealous...it's light-skinned.

More than anything...i'm mostly peeved...because...i'm not jealous.

I think dark skinned woman are as beautiful.

Anyway, I've even heard SOME dark skinned and ligt-skinned women hate on people who's skin is even darker than theirs...nearly black like coal and i don't say it jokingly. And I think...are you serious...because that's what people say about you and you turn around and say it about someone else.

I feel that if you have to call someone jealous...you are stuck in insecurity.

It does nothing but to perpetuate hate between the different shades.

It hurts me to even think that a darker skinned woman would think that I am jealous...when in fact I am so happy about the different shades of black people.

I even told my white friend that I could see him with a dark-skinned black woman...that it just looks good.

Stuff like this does push me to tell my dark elementary students that they are beautiful...because they are...and i know that there are going to be people to tell them differently...even themselves!

I feel more discouraged by someone saying that they look better than me because they are dark...it's like a white person doing that to me, too.

I understand that the darker-skinned are peeved about not being portrayed in the right way...but i'd be more encouraged by a darker skinned woman who knows she's beautiful and can encourage someone else despite what she and others have gone through.
LucyGoosey

Owensboro, KY

#1403 Dec 28, 2009
I've been called the "n" word by whites and jealous by dark-skinned woman...
Well...all i can say is that we are all beautiful from the darkest (coal) to the lightest (white)
I don't want to change my skin color to dark and if i were dark...i wouldn't want to change my skin color to light...
how can someone think someone is jealous and still believe that they look good...
no...we are created by God just as he wanted us.
Frankie1st

North Billerica, MA

#1404 Dec 28, 2009
sometimes I just feel like i don't have anyting in common with light skin girls...I just don't see how they fit into my circle of sister or understand the reality of the lives ob black women when they are always being cojoled by black men. Sometimes, especailly the bi-racial ones with white moms, are just completely foreign to me. Like, what do they know about REALLY bing a black girl?

“Love: cured by Marriage”

Level 1

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#1405 Dec 28, 2009
Frankie1st wrote:
sometimes I just feel like i don't have anyting in common with light skin girls...I just don't see how they fit into my circle of sister or understand the reality of the lives ob black women when they are always being cojoled by black men. Sometimes, especailly the bi-racial ones with white moms, are just completely foreign to me. Like, what do they know about REALLY bing a black girl?
Hey, I don't feel any different from darker black girls. We go through the same crap.

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