There is a stereotype of lighter skinned blacks are, being closer to white, a little more civilized and well off. There's a stereotype that darker skinned blacks are citizens of the projects or have lower standards in life, which isn't true but that's what I have seen percieved. Though I will admit it must be an American thing.<quoted text>there's is no stereotype that light skin blacks or any black people are rich. most black CEOs are dark skin or brown skin i.e. Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae he was first black CEO of a Fortune 500 company and Ken Chenault is brown skin and the CEO of American Express and the first black CEO of a nongoverment Fortune 500 company. The media rarely potrays light skin blacks as rich and no one would believe most wealthy blacks are light skin blacks. The dark skin blacks stated they did not want to vote for her not because she was pampered or out of jealousy but because she is a light skin black.
And why would the female politcian's light appearance turn her own fellow blacks away from her? It may not be jealousy but there's a stigma there regardless, or it wouldn't be an issue in the first place.