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IC Discussion: Colorism in the black community

AyeB_
AyeB_ VMembers Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2015 in For The Grown & Sexy
You might not have heard of the term colorism, but it's a problem in the black community. It's where African Americans discriminate against each other by piting the light-skinned black ppl against the dark-skinned black ppl. Unlike other forms of injustice, colorism is rarely discussed, even though it happens daily. It's also often swept under the rug by the black community.
You've got darkskinned black ppl saying that they're affected by colorism when they're told their skin color is "too dark" & "ugly" . Many have been called tar baby, and etc. Then on the opposite side you have the lightskinned black ppl saying they're affected by colorism when they're told they're not truly black, they're whitewashed, etc. There are also #TeamDarkskin & #TeamLightskin hashtags on Twitter at this very moment where many ppl are proudly proclaiming their skintone while bashing those on the opposite side. These are just a few on the list of the many ways colorism affects the black community.

What are your personal experiences with colorism?


Source: http://m.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/the-fight-against-colorism-in-the-black-community/31610688

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  • JokerzWyld
    JokerzWyld Fazer o que você gosta é liberdade. Gostar do que você faz é felicidade Chocolate CityMembers Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why is this in Donkey?
  • Elzo69Renaissance
    Elzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattleMembers Posts: 50,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the Donkey..u new posters is trash...yo move this to the Social Lounge or GNS
  • AyeB_
    AyeB_ V Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    This is the Donkey..u new posters is trash...yo move this to the Social Lounge or GNS

    I've already asked to have it moved smh. I was on mobile & clicked the wrong section by accident.
  • MistyKnight
    MistyKnight YtDemonSlayer WakandaMembers Posts: 7,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    Why is this in Donkey?

    I'd assume that the donkey is all that she knows lol.
  • ghostdog56
    ghostdog56 Members Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We all black but light skinned 🤬 do get treated better than dark skinned 🤬 it's like instead of white privilege they get light privilege
  • ChillaDaGawd
    ChillaDaGawd Light it......smoke it......snort it HashtownMembers Posts: 12,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Khaleesi wrote: »
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    Why is this in Donkey?

    I'd assume that the donkey is all that she knows lol.

    She's growing up this her first steps out of Donkey
  • jetlifebih
    jetlifebih Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    First we need to define black

    Be careful with blanket or general definitions
  • StillFaggyAF
    StillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    why is there a 🤬 in your avy aye bae bae?
  • ChillaDaGawd
    ChillaDaGawd Light it......smoke it......snort it HashtownMembers Posts: 12,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Black women range from French Vanilla
    Butter Pecan
    Caramel Sundae
    Chocolate Deluxe

    I love all them flavors b
  • AyeB_
    AyeB_ V Members Posts: 2,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AggyAF wrote: »
    why is there a 🤬 in your avy aye bae bae?

    It's Dizz
  • JokerzWyld
    JokerzWyld Fazer o que você gosta é liberdade. Gostar do que você faz é felicidade Chocolate CityMembers Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    White people started it. In certain places in this country, and others, light skinned people were viewed as their own class/race, as mulatto/creole, above darker shaded people. Anybody who studies racism knows where it comes from and that it's just a microcosm of white supremacy practiced by small-minded black people.

    There's a good book on the subject entitled The Color Complex.
  • Fosheezy
    Fosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Members Posts: 3,204 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    It's mainly (but not only) " Oreo" sisters I catch entertaining this ignorant 🤬 ... I just tell them hoes they perpetuating slave master economics and to get that stupid look up off they face
  • jetlifebih
    jetlifebih Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    White people started it. In certain places in this country, and others, light skinned people were viewed as their own class/race, as mulatto/creole, above darker shaded people. Anybody who studies racism knows where it comes from and that it's just a microcosm of white supremacy practiced by small-minded black people.

    There's a good book on the subject entitled The Color Complex.

    What do you identify as?
  • JokerzWyld
    JokerzWyld Fazer o que você gosta é liberdade. Gostar do que você faz é felicidade Chocolate CityMembers Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wuwop wrote: »
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    White people started it. In certain places in this country, and others, light skinned people were viewed as their own class/race, as mulatto/creole, above darker shaded people. Anybody who studies racism knows where it comes from and that it's just a microcosm of white supremacy practiced by small-minded black people.

    There's a good book on the subject entitled The Color Complex.

    What do you identify as?

    Medium toned black man. I had one light parent and one dark one.
  • jetlifebih
    jetlifebih Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    Wuwop wrote: »
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    White people started it. In certain places in this country, and others, light skinned people were viewed as their own class/race, as mulatto/creole, above darker shaded people. Anybody who studies racism knows where it comes from and that it's just a microcosm of white supremacy practiced by small-minded black people.

    There's a good book on the subject entitled The Color Complex.

    What do you identify as?

    Medium toned black man. I had one light parent and one dark one.

    What were your grandparents?
  • kzzl
    kzzl Members Posts: 7,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JokerzWyld wrote: »
    White people started it. In certain places in this country, and others, light skinned people were viewed as their own class/race, as mulatto/creole, above darker shaded people. Anybody who studies racism knows where it comes from and that it's just a microcosm of white supremacy practiced by small-minded black people.

    There's a good book on the subject entitled The Color Complex.

    Say, bruh. You might wanna check this one out if you haven't.

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  • StillFaggyAF
    StillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ayebaebae wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    why is there a 🤬 in your avy aye bae bae?

    It's Dizz

    i like the avy change
  • mryounggun
    mryounggun Loading up my Grey Matter Glock Members Posts: 13,451 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, it's a problem and yes it's way more harmful psychologically than people think. You'll never hear me making those sorts of statements. And that's not even taking into considerations that those statements are almost always flat our false.