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Colorism is defined as discrimination against darker-skinned people, especially is experienced by many people around the world, such as in the Caribbean, the bias against dark-skinned women from a man who refused to date one of my that have been passed on from generation to generation and that needs to end !. My experiences of dating as a dark-skinned woman It always seemed important to men to let me know, if they were interested Once I realised I was firmly anchored at the bottom of the dating pool, I knew that I didn't look like the required status symbol and I understood that in this world, I was a niche. I discovered my favourite black blogger dates a white man. Each oppressed black person battles to affirm their social consciousness amidst a world of men are more inclined to appreciate darker-skinned women than black men? the bottom of the barrel if you will; making each boy who swipes right a.
Some identify as mixed and some as Black based on their experience. That experience is based on how they look America responds based on what they see. No one looks at me and thinks Black or White. I'm mixed and that is my experience January 28, at 1: December 12, at 7: The only difference in Canada is government social assistance payments for anyone in certain provinces who can't find a job to save their lives just because of the color of their skin.
April 14, at 9: The comments are reflections of what the vast majority of Americans think, racist or not. Actually they could give a rats ass. All these comments are a waste of time and noting constructive will come of these posts.
It wont even be mentioned by her.: December 12, at 4: No one is talking about cash payments to individuals, but a just compensation for the damage done to African Americans even up until this century example: Some places in Virginia chose to close their public school system and have private schools rather than to integrate in the and kept the schools closed until just recently.
I do know how old you are but if you have not lived through the 50s and the 60s then you have no reference as to what my parents and their parents had to endure so you could enjoy the freedoms and access you enjoy today December 11, at 3: The slaves that were brought to the Americas did not have freckles, red or blonde hair.
December 11, at 3: December 12, at 3: I watched the episode of Black in America and was surprised that kids who are interracial are somewhat confused as to what ethnic group they are part of.
- Because of the Research
- Because Racism Exists
The young Egyptian sister who identifies with being black, chose to check off white on her college application. This continues to perpetuates the notion that white is right and black will hold you back. The other young lady who was struggling with her ethnicity, is a strong indication that our society has done a number on us as well as our children. Although we see more people of color on TV and in advertising, whites still define, determine, and promote what is beauty, what they will promote, and what is considered black.
The inaccurate data on northern Africa as being white is preposterous. Pat Bucanon uttered that the white man is responsible for all things that mankind has invented.
Again misinformation about the contribution of nations that had people of color. If you look at the paintings of ancient Egyptians in the tombs of their leaders, clearly, these are people of color. Why is it so difficult for white people to own up to the fact that from ancient times all the way up to the Crusades that white people stole ideas and technology from other people? Roman architecture was taken from Africa and adopted into Roman society.
I digress, the point is that people of color have bought into the falsehood of who they are. It starts in elementary school and continues through higher education. It was disturbing to her a young black sister say that she did not want to be "dark skinned".
I can remember my 5th grade class in CoronaQueens when I asked my teacher, Mrs. Stienberg, where do black people come from and was told to report the principle"s office. Whites in the south will tell you that they had nothing to do with slavery, but continue to fly the confederate flag which represents the confederate states which used slavery as the center piece of their economic prosperity and thousands lost their lives, not to free the slaves but to preserve their way of life.
When you see banners that say, "Lets take America Back, it begs the question, back from whom. Racism is a mind set and education will eradicate this.
People of color need to educate their children about who they are and stress education in order to overcome the obstacles that this white centrism society has embraced like it is a legacy.
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Lee, if you knew anything about ancient Egypt, you would know that they are the civilization that gave us the mathematics we use today.
They were also people of color, not Elizabeth Taylor or some other false betrayal of who they are. White people continue to live on that famous river in Egypt. If all the lies that have told and portrayed in books and other forms of media were divulged to the world we would be thoroughly embarrassed.
So white society cannot let that happen. What continues is how wonderful white people are and how hard they work and people of color are just lazy and should pull themselves up by their boot straps.
You have nothing truthful or factual to state just ignorance. In historywhy did the Afican slaves allow themselves to be taken by the Muslims and other Blacks Africans to be sold in the first place? The Democrats have ideologically enslaved blacks via messaging techniquesvia the complicite mediato hate Republicanseven though Republicans want freedom and prosperity and jobs for everyoneeven Blacks.
Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.
Perception manigment opperations have inbedded a specific set of beliefs and emotions in Blacksas Obama has more power when people are dpendant upon welfarefood stampsObama phone and section 8 housing vocher. Obama has not helped Blacks out of murder violencedrug infested ghettos run by gangsraised the educational outcomes in inner city schools, increased employment for Blacksor reduced the AIDS plague effecting Blacks.
If you are BlackObama has done nothing for you. Nowthat is racist. December 11, at 2: Let's not focus on hate and bitterness, this one's different from the other, instead, turn that negative energy into creative energy, band together as we all should and solve the tough problems out there such as world hunger, alternative energies, diseases, and the list goes on.
Seems like everyday we get distracted from what is truly important and commit ourselves to more hatred, unacceptable! December 11, at 7: Too many out there playing the blame game, whether it's about their skin tone, religion, gender, and the list goes on.
Take accountability for yourself and your actions, if you want change, start from within, peacefully. The majority of folks there seem to be poor however the majority ironically are happy in their simplicity, unlike many folks in the so named developed world who despite plenty on their table cannot sleep without enhancments, unhappiness in yonder.
I guess it is the idea of enjoying your life rather than living your life that counts. The world will always have a good mix of happy and unhappy folks wherever and whomever they may be. Remember no race will get extinct, so let's learn to live together and die together to that last very day. This way we may open ourselves to lesser stresses about fellow humans. December 11, at 1: Where do you think white people came from?
Yes, obviously some stayed in Africa, but a lot migrated out. We all started in Africa though, and it was also a time where there were lush forests and plenty of natural resources. If you want to talk about laziness, let's talk about agriculture.
Instead of spending a good portion of your day hunting and gathering for your community, all you had to do was plant a few seeds and you could feed everyone! Who cares if corn isn't as healthy as fruits and nuts, you can grow as much as you want! I am a dark-skinned girl. I always have been — I was never fair-skinned, not as a baby like my sisternot as a child like one of my brothers nor an adolescent.
My parents did not wait for my colour to "come in". I was born a deep brown, and have pretty much remained so all my life. My extended family is pretty diverse-looking — from my second cousin Ruka, who looks white in certain lights, to my cousin Baraka, who is dark as night; I never had any real inclination to be lighter-skinned, but almost every Nigerian Briton I spoke to while writing this article reported having seen bad bleach jobs at weddings, church and parties.
Watch dark-skinned girls react to discrimination in their own community
Growing up in Nigeria during the 90s, I remember being offered a soft drink, and my hostess jokingly telling me to choose something other than a Coke because it "would make me darker".
Even being a fairly confident and logical child, and despite understanding that a drink had no effect on my complexion, I changed my mind. During a decade there, it would not be the only time I would alter my drink order. The women in Dark Girls discuss the role melanin has played in their lives. One woman recalls asking her mother to add bleach to her bathwater so she "could escape the feelings that I had about not being as beautiful, as lovable". The researcher asks a five-year-old black girl to show her the smart child.
The girl points to the image of the lightest child. She does the same when the researcher asks her to pick the good-looking child. Her reasons are "because she's white" and "because she's light-skinned". By contrast, she selects the darkest child when asked to pick out the "ugly" child and the "dumb" child.
This time, her reason is "'cause she's black. They concluded that black children had internalised the racism caused by discrimination and segregation. Ruth Fisher, project manager of the Understanding Slavery Initiativesays: The delineation of shade in that regard would be those who were darker would be in the fields while those who were fairer or of mixed heritage would be the house slaves.
Part of it was because of the fear factor; those who were more closely associated with being African or those who were new to the plantation would be darker and more resistant than those who were born on the plantation and therefore considered to be less aggressive, less rowdy.
The subjects were girls between the ages of 12 and For white women, it's about size and shape [thinness] but for black women it's all of those things, but also the shape of one's nose and lips, the texture of your hair and all those other things which are bound up within how 'womanly' or not you look.
The issue, then, is that we have people being quite essentialist and saying you can only be really, truly black if you are darker skinned, compared with other lighter-skinned women who say they aren't considered to be truly black because they're lighter.
We really have to be focusing on things that have trapped a whole race of people for so long. It's time to push it on. Then there's Damilola Taylor. And all of that is going on and there's people worrying what shade of black they are and going out and buying bleaching creams from shops. Did that mean we wanted to obliterate ourselves totally in order to conform to a particular world view?
It just doesn't make any sense to me at all. People need to get a grip. It's racism in that case, but what is it when black people say it? Last July, Vaseline launched a skin-whitening app on Facebook in India, enabling users to make their skin whiter in their profile pictures. The app was designed to promote the brands's range of skin-lightening creams for men, a fast-growing market on the subcontinent.