Light skinned vs. Dark skinned
mean moari mean

Hamilton, New Zealand

#43 Jun 10, 2008
light is close to white so white skin
diane77

Houston, TX

#44 Jun 10, 2008
I'm black and light(yellow)skin.There's alot of reverse colorism in Philadelphia(7th poorest US city,blacks are the majority).I had lived in Philly for many years.In Philly many brown and dark skin black young adults prefer brown and dark skin blacks.I lived in cities that weren't like this.My light(yellow)skin and brown skin black cousins lived in some zipcodes in Philly that have many sex offenders and none of the black men would date my light skin cousin and black men wanted to date my brown skin cousin.There are few light(yellow)skin and brown or dark skin black young adult couples in Philly.
diane77

Houston, TX

#45 Jun 10, 2008
SoulSista wrote:
It's so sad how the black race has so many divisions. A long time ago our black ancestors used to be a strong and tight-knit community sticking together as a unity of one, until the white man came along and separated us.They have spread the lie that "lighter is better". In other words, the closer your skin tone is to theirs the better. As a light-skinned black female I totally disagree. Beauty comes in all different races, colors and sizes. When are our black people going to understand that the white man are envy of our strong historic back ground and rich history? When are we going to understand that the white man are in reality inferior to our muscular black men and beautiful robust black women? Instead, they turn things around by trying to make us feel ashamed of our race as a people in order to build up their so-called "superiority". They are jealous that they look like pale ghosts and that every other race has some pigmentation of color. In conclusion, it is my opinion that we all should not be classified by any race but the human race to which we all belong. As African Americans we all need to put aside these ridiculous skin color issues and come together as one to stand against the oppresion of prejudice which has ruled our people for 500 years. Together we stand, divided we fall.
You may not be light skin.

“Topix is soooo unhealthy...”

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#46 Jun 10, 2008
diane77 wrote:
I'm black and light(yellow)skin.There's alot of reverse colorism in Philadelphia(7th poorest US city,blacks are the majority).I had lived in Philly for many years.In Philly many brown and dark skin black young adults prefer brown and dark skin blacks.I lived in cities that weren't like this.My light(yellow)skin and brown skin black cousins lived in some zipcodes in Philly that have many sex offenders and none of the black men would date my light skin cousin and black men wanted to date my brown skin cousin.There are few light(yellow)skin and brown or dark skin black young adult couples in Philly.
huh? What does that have to do with the sex offenders again....Im sorry I may be a little slow...
diane77

Houston, TX

#47 Jun 10, 2008
nursesista wrote:
<quoted text>huh? What does that have to do with the sex offenders again....Im sorry I may be a little slow...
I had lived in zipcodes with many sex offenders,many of the men that live in zipcodes with many sex offenders are sex offenders and many are not,they are much more willing to date.

“test”

Since: Jun 08

www.blackobserver.com

#48 Jun 10, 2008
There are a lot of bigger issues we need to focus on and not the color of our skin. We have african american kids that are not learning at the rate of whites, there is way to much black on black crime, just to name a few. I could go on and on.

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diane77

Houston, TX

#49 Jun 10, 2008
African Pride wrote:
lighted skinned "blacks" are not black people at all in most cases, they are usually mixed... back in slave times, many black women were raped by there masters as a result a few "blacks" started having a lighter skin tone... they are not truly black people... those who still have dark ebony skin are the true descendent's of africa... not those light skinned mutts who try to call themselves blacks they are mulatto's not true africans...
that's incorect. many light skin blacks that have white ancestors are the descendants of white indentured servants and black indentured servants or slaves,and free whites and free blacks,abolitionist Robert Purvis mother was a free biracial woman and his father was white, Frederick Douglas married a white woman..mutt is a racist word. your a racist troll.
diane77

Houston, TX

#50 Jun 10, 2008
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>that's incorect. many light skin blacks that have white ancestors are the descendants of white indentured servants and black indentured servants or slaves,and free whites and free blacks,abolitionist Robert Purvis mother was a free biracial woman and his father was white, Frederick Douglas married a white woman..mutt is a racist word. your a racist troll.
some light skin blacks that have white ancestary are the descendants of whites and blacks after the Civil War.

Level 1

Since: Jul 07

Chula Vista, CA

#51 Jun 11, 2008
As an intelligent black woman I am so embarrassed to even think of the ignorance of comparing our skin color. This is because we as black people do not know our real "History" we know what was taught to us from the white man and he calls it history, do you get it "His-Story" we were taught to dislike our beautiful features and beautiful darker skin, yet they are tanning, getting fuller lips, bigger butts, curling up their hair to make it look thicker. When will we realize that teaching someone to hate themself is a way of gaing........lot more to know your future for you and your family. "Knowledge is power and freedom of ignorance." We are not binded just by skin tone.
Nice post. I agree. Black people need to move past the divisive 1950 mentality of "dark vs light". It is the psychological malignant cancer of the black race, this preoccupation of who is lighter or darker. But until there is a "group" effort to relinquish this self destructive mindless preoccupation of skin color, blacks will never be able to achieve any type of meaningful group unity not to mention respect. The corrosive affects of "D vs L" can never be overemphasized nor understated.

“Das raht!”

Level 3

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#52 Jun 11, 2008
sem-har wrote:
<quoted text>
i thik he means african americans cause all i see in the videos arelight skinned black girls no more dark skinned ones which realy maks me mad.
I know what he means, and I disagree. Kitoy (i'm not sure how to spell her name) is far from light skinned. Buffy isn't either. Neither is Keisha Knight-Pulliam.

And I meant that dark-skinned women should not be pushing to become recognized as a video-hoe.
keli

Indianapolis, IN

#53 Jun 11, 2008
black is beautiful in every shade. we should embrace it and stop all of this color division going on in our community. we also need to stop letting people come on here and bait us, just to get us to argue amongst each other.
IgboBrit-Girl

Swansea, UK

#54 Jun 11, 2008
...........and the self hate continues
chester

Nassau, Bahamas

#55 Jun 29, 2008
let us talk about too much white people on television! where the blacks, latinos,asians, indians etc? you can count the the blacks and asians only a few of them so it doesnt seem to racist. we need more dark skin singers and dark skin people on tv. everything light skin and light skin dont mean shit. people tired of these light skin singers like beyonce mariah carey rihanna alicia keys... where the dark skin sistas at? i she dark skin males not females and i am getting sick and tired of it. this music nowadays is wack the lyrics are garbage. some of these artist are overrated and real artist like mos def, talib kweli, angie stone etc are underrated. it is starting to seem as if dark skin men are more acceptable than dark skin women and it needs to stop!!
mr whiteman

Trenton, NJ

#56 Jun 29, 2008
Aren't you guys tired of dividing yourselves?!
chester

Nassau, Bahamas

#57 Jun 30, 2008
what i am saying is true you people are too ignorant and blind to see that!
IgboBrit -Girl

London, UK

#58 Jun 30, 2008
mr whiteman wrote:
Aren't you guys tired of dividing yourselves?!
Tell those AAs let them hear
Tre

Houston, TX

#59 Jul 8, 2008
light skin people are better
diane77

Houston, TX

#60 Jul 9, 2008
Tre wrote:
light skin people are better
That's not true.You may be a nonblack.
Batayah

United States

#61 Jul 9, 2008
Proud 5 percenter wrote:
<quoted text>
You idiot this is why the divide is happening,because of idiots like you.
No, the divide is happening, because of the media, marketing, and socialization,, A white person is more comfortable with a mixed breed, so from their they have begun their own agenda, Mariah, Hallie, Beyounce,Alecia are not our most talented, but they get the fame. Guess why,, then the darks get angry, the lights claim foul, and guess who whens
Batayah

United States

#62 Jul 9, 2008
Tre wrote:
light skin people are better
That seems to be what some people believe, but if light is better, wouldnt white be the best. and to go even further for this stupid remark. Pale europeans would be like gods. Thats based on your remark.!!!.

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