Powerful! In an era when money and fame or lack thereof is the prevailing currency of worth, it is sad to witness people judging each other on the specious notion of skin color.
I experienced this upon my return from Africa and never understood the self-hatred. Not only a must view for Black Americans, but also scroll down to watch a skin lightening commercial for the India market.
Will Bollywood reject you if you are too dark? Apparently so, according to the article below about India’s Vogue Magazine featuring darker models.
- Vogue India Takes a Stand Against Color Discrimination (fabsugar.com)
- New Study Says Women Find Pippa Middleton’s Tan “Most Desirable” (bellasugar.com)
- Bella Brand: Dr. Susan Taylor’s RX for Brown Skin (bellasugar.com)
- President Obama’s skin color should never be the issue (thehill.com)
Originally posted on qãhırıï:
Dark-skinned women- of all races- are portrayed as ugly, dumb, miserable & as sexual objects.
And what are the implications?
Did you watch the above video? If you didn’t, go back and watch it, it’s important…
Black women are ugly, dumb and only good for sex. White women are beautiful, smart, and suitable mates. The closer you are to either end determines what you are. Those are the rules. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear this from Whites, not because I think they are racist, but because historically, groups always find ways to make other groups accept their dominance. But from Blacks?
Take another look. It’s not race-ism. It’s shade-ism. It’s the most widespread form of black-on-black crime.
This is not a Black thing. Oh, no. A lot of people understand. I have lived in Saudi Arabia, and Oman, and have spent significant time in…
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