Light Skin Blacks More Attractive?
Ginabear

Tyler, TX

#42 Aug 21, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<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.
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.
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.

Since: Mar 08

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#43 Aug 22, 2010
Ginabear wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
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.
light skin blacks are not closer to white. some light skin blacks have this personality where they hates whites more than dark skin blacks. there's no steroetype that most residents in housing projects are dark skin there are Hispanics etc living in housing projects. there's no sterotype that light skin blacks have higher standards.
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#44 Aug 22, 2010
both light skin & dark skin blacks ALL wish they was Whites! Whites are smarter and better looking!
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#45 Aug 22, 2010
would you rather get laid by oprah and michelle obammy OR Palin and julie roberts - the Whites win every time!
THE TRUTH

Atlanta, GA

#46 Aug 22, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>nonblacks use skin whitening creams too. where's your proof light skin black women have an easier time getting jobs. most employers want experience/degrees not skin color.
Actually Dark skin blacks our more in big business position. They also our more perfect when it comes to being appealing to whites because technically if you going to date a black person they need to look black and that shows even in today s current relationships. When u see mixed couples its a very dark person with the opposite race.
Ginabear

Tyler, TX

#47 Aug 22, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>light skin blacks are not closer to white. some light skin blacks have this personality where they hates whites more than dark skin blacks. there's no steroetype that most residents in housing projects are dark skin there are Hispanics etc living in housing projects. there's no sterotype that light skin blacks have higher standards.
http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-the-idea-of...

http://blackgirlthinking.wordpress.com/2010/0...

http://www.izania.com/forums/showthread.php...

Watch some episodes of the Tyra Show regarding skintone.
It's all there.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#48 Aug 23, 2010
I know the darker ones wish they were lighter. They look at lighter women too. that says a lot

Since: Mar 08

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#49 Aug 23, 2010
Al Sharpton wrote:
both light skin & dark skin blacks ALL wish they was Whites! Whites are smarter and better looking!
wtf

Since: Mar 08

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#50 Aug 23, 2010
THE TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually Dark skin blacks our more in big business position. They also our more perfect when it comes to being appealing to whites because technically if you going to date a black person they need to look black and that shows even in today s current relationships. When u see mixed couples its a very dark person with the opposite race.
light skin blacks look black. most of the kids that are mixed with black look black so their parent/parents usually live in neighborhoods and go to schools that have a lot of blacks.

Since: Mar 08

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#51 Aug 23, 2010
Ginabear wrote:
http://www.thefrisky.com/post/ 246-the-idea-of-beauty-needs-e xpansion-way-past-the-fashion- industry/
The article claims Latinas are put on the covers of XXL and King magazines. Ida Lungqvist is not light skin she's brown skin. http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/05/playmate-accuse...
Ginabear

Tyler, TX

#52 Aug 24, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-the-idea-of...
The article claims Latinas are put on the covers of XXL and King magazines. Ida Lungqvist is not light skin she's brown skin. http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/05/playmate-accuse...
http://mobile.associatedcontent.com/article/2...

http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-gaggle/2010...

http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociol...

If you type in light skin vs dark skin in the google search engine you'll get so many links and topics.
It's all there on the web!

Since: Mar 08

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#53 Aug 24, 2010
diane77 wrote:
I had lived in Philadelphia (black majorty,ninth poorest U.S. city) for many years and many dark skin black young adults don't date light skin black young adults. I've lived in cities that weren't like this. I'm a light skin black. Philly has a lot of reverse colorism (discrimination of light skin blacks). There are few light skin black and dark skin black young adult couples in Philly.
interesting

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#54 Aug 24, 2010
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe the light skin black female didn't get the job either. In Washington,D.C.(black majority)some blacks didn't want former Washington,D.C mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon to be mayor of Washington,D.C. because she is a light skin black http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1077/i...
interesting
Trestanskywalkr

Hilmar, CA

#55 Oct 4, 2010
This whole thing is really sad. I'm a light skinned male and it seems every other race has been really attracted to me. While black girls have always been kinda hit or miss. I never thought about dating out of my rave till I got to highschool and the black girls started to say I was too high yellow. I guess I wasn't black enough. While, at the same time whites, Latinas and Asians were REALLY into me. So I think it kinda goes both ways. If your a light black guy it's almost like being a dark black girl in our community.
But I think dark girls are sexy! Kelly Roland? Hot! I guess I kinda grew into liking lighter girls as a result of my dating experience in highschool. Now I don't prefer any woman over another based on skin color, which is actually a good place, I believe...
Sinister Mace

Cleveland, OH

#56 Oct 4, 2010
I'm dark-skinned and I know I look good.
lived there

Dyer, TN

#57 Oct 5, 2010
i miss black people i used t live in cleveland and went to church on st clair i loved going to that church god walked the aisles i have since moved to a small town in ky no ppl of color lived anywhere except in lexington miss the color of the world here i am white but think all ppl have color and all colors are beautiful beauty come from the heart not the outside god bless

Since: Mar 08

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#58 Oct 8, 2010
Sinister Mace wrote:
I'm dark-skinned and I know I look good.
lol
Me Being Me

Greer, SC

#59 Nov 15, 2010
What makes light-skin more attractive to you? And to say that you're literally afraid of dark-skinned is more than interesting to me. You have a serious complex that needs to be addressed! Wow!
Me Being Me

Greer, SC

#60 Nov 15, 2010
diane77 wrote:
www.conversation-peace.net/cha vis-cipher.html Chandra ChaVi is not light skin.
And you express this to say what exactly?
ChaVi

Greer, SC

#61 Nov 15, 2010
Interesting enough, unfortunately amongst us, we continue to divide us as a whole based on shades of the color spectrum. It's disheartening, yet it proves to be true in this day and age. We are all beautiful beings of darker tones and we need to start embracing one another as such.

Bottom line, the division and discrimination amongst us and the world will only cease if we are the dominant ones determined to bring a halt to it. We have more power than we accredit ourselves of possessing. The question is, what do we plan to do with it?

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