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.
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)