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  • Re: African-AmeriRant and Conviction

    i see your conundrum t/s

    while you can teach your child to respect and comply with the law, to carry themselves with respect, a lot of times that's not enough

    but don't lose hope ...

    use that fear and passion to connect with other parents in your area ...together try to find ways that you can make sure that your police force is a true reflection of your community and that officers are held accountable for their misdeeds

    beyond that all u can do is pray
    Mrs.ReeseyCup
  • Re: Charlamagne: Beyonce Could Surpass Michael Jackson One Day

    T. Sanford wrote: »
    Janet>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Beyonce

    Music wise

    I actually dig janet more so than mike

    The Velvet Rope>>>
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  • Re: So Some Black Women Are Mad K. Dot's Dating A Light Skin

    D0wn wrote: »
    Fact, we live in a society that worships anything white or close to it

    The darker you are the less attractive and the less intellectual u are

    Subsequently being light skinned became the standard of beauty for many blacks and Latinos

    Kdot himself even acknowledged himself that the world needs reminding the black beauty comes in all shades

    That's reason why he went out his way to recast the lead for the "Poetic Justice" video ... Choosing a darker skinned model over the fairer skinned girl that had previously been cast by the director

    So while ol girls anger is obviously misdirected, she is one of the people kendricks casting decision was meant to reach

    But obviously one video alone can't reverse the narrative or undo the racism she has internalized


    @desertrain10
    Imo, your view is the most insightful on this topic, you're a black, dark skinned female. You can go in layers i cant.


    what is your indepth analysis on this whole topic ?

    Whats your take on Kendrick marrying a lighter complexion girl?

    And what's your take in dark blk men n lighter women in general?

    Do u agree/ disagree with the activist?

    What's your analysis of her from watching the video below?



    First I gotta say Kendrick or anyone can date who they want ... I have no problem with it, well as long as that person isn't downing anyone in the process

    And I could be wrong but just from watching the video she seems like she's just trying to stir up some controversy for youtube hits

    At the end of the day that doesn't make colorism any less real

    And while I haven't experienced any negativity first hand, as a kid I seen how my darker skinned friends especially the females were teased about their skin color and how it lead them to having a poor self image

    In highschool and beyond teasing wasn't so much a problem ... But one couldn't help but notice the guys gravitating more towards lighter skinned girls

    Actually for some blk guys I know with dating lighter skinned girls both blk and white was a not only a preference but a step up

    Not to mention you have blk entertainers and rappers declaring that they dont date dark girls while simultaneously parading around a bunch of racially ambiguous girls

    Than when turning to the media, theres always limited or no depictions of beautiful dark skinned women further perpetuating this narrative that dark skin is unattractive

    I can def see how it can a persons appearance can be a source of self doubt, pain

    And just from peeping how my niece avoids the sun in the summer

    I feel it's worth discussing the relationship between preference, self esteem, and the role popular/culture media has played in disseminating the ideal of light skin globally

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  • Re: So Some Black Women Are Mad K. Dot's Dating A Light Skin

    Fact, we live in a society that worships anything white or close to it

    The darker you are the less attractive and the less intellectual u are

    Subsequently being light skinned became the standard of beauty for many blacks and Latinos

    Kdot himself even acknowledged himself that the world needs reminding the black beauty comes in all shades

    That's reason why he went out his way to recast the lead for the "Poetic Justice" video ... Choosing a darker skinned model over the fairer skinned girl that had previously been cast by the director

    So while ol girls anger is obviously misdirected, she is one of the people kendricks casting decision was meant to reach

    But obviously one video alone can't reverse the narrative or undo the racism she has internalized



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  • Re: Video: Jason Coonlock(Whitlock) is mad that NBA & NCCA players aren't caping for homo rights...

    Noir wrote: »
    Yall do know you can be black & gay... lol

    Anyways theres so much racism in the gay community. Thats for another conversation.

    Right

    Everybody especially whites likes to bring up prop 8, but they don't want to talk about how blk voters straight and gay played a big role in passing other gay marriage initiatives across the country

    It's dumb

    While I think the hip hop culture shares some blame for this misconception that blks are the Justice League of anti gay bigotry, at the end of the day Jay Z doesn't speak for me or all blks. Same as the failures of organizations like GLADD shouldn't be used as a reason for a blk person not to promote the tolerance of blk and gay folk, which includes ur gay uncle or cool lesbian cousin

    I get some ppl just don't believe in homosexuality, but that shouldnt give anyone the right to discriminate or be disrespectful. And at the end of the day it hurts us all

    Say it time and time again all these isms and homophobia only serves to keep straight white men at the top of the social hierarchy







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