My sister and I are doing a project on colorism in the Black community, specifically ages 14 - 16. Participants were asked to rank each woman (light skinned, brown skinned & dark skinned) “A”, “B”, or “C” with “A” being the best, “C” the least best. I honestly can’t say I’m surprised with the results. Internalized racism is REAL! I want to be upset with them, but I can’t. They’ve been conditioned to think this way, so much that it is completely normal. It’s a sad thing to see a black boy call a girl who is the same shade as him ugly. She just gotta be lighter, a plus if she is dark beige with long straight hair or that 3b curl, not that there is nothing wrong with a girl like that cause all Black girls are beautiful. But, it just makes me feel like things won’t ever get better and God knows I’m praying for a change. I mean who is gonna love me, a dark skinned girl with curly kinky hair and then I’m fat as well. I defy all European standards of beauty. And if all of them in my generation have this mindset, there is no hope for me. I’ll be alone forever then. But that’ll be better then being with someone who’ll wish I was anything but who I am and who only can see my exterior, not what’s on the inside… Sorry for the rambling… But I just had to confess.

Dear dark skin girls

Never be afraid to wear all the bright colors you want. You do not have to stick to the purples, dark blues & blacks because they’re more “suitable” for your dark skin, and bright colors make your dark skin “stand out” too much.

Fuck that.

Wear the all the neons, pinks, yellows, bright red, white and anything else you want because your dark skin is beautiful and should flaunt it all you want. 

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

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I’m at a loss for words… 😐 You know why other races don’t “respect us”? It’s partially because we don’t even respect ourselves. This makes others think it’s okay to shit on our race. We can’t get rid of racism & colorism because it exists in our OWN community. These “jokes” aren’t funny. So with that being said, can we stop the light skin vs dark skin beef?

Instead of casting Zoe “Colorblind” Saldana to play Nina Simone, they should cast the amazing Adepero Oduye. 

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  • Adepero Oduye looks EXACTLY like Nina Simone. 
  • She’s an incredible actress (Pls watch Pariah and 12 Years a Slave). 

It’s frustrating that not even a dark skinned black woman can be casted for the role of a dark skinned black woman.

Hollywhite strikes again. 

  • Black Guy:Dark-skinned girls are so ugly.
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:....
  • Black Guy:I bet you wish you were a redbone, don't you? You're ugly, darkie.
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:You're black as fuck wit yo nappy head!
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:That's why I get more men than you.
  • Dark-skinned Black Girl:.....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:I'm sick of seeing these dark bitches with their red hair. Y'all look like a battery!
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:I'm so pretty and red. You bitches be hatin' on me and my good, curly hair.
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:I bet you wish you had natural hair instead of getting a weave.
  • Black Guy:Dark-Skinned girls look like roaches. Get the raid spray and the tazer if that don't work.
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:*clenches fists* ....
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:*Says something that pisses dark-skinned black girl off and escalates into an argument*
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:*thinks about all the time she has been insulted* ...
  • Light-Skinned Black Girl:Haha jiggaboo! Your skin is the color of tar! You're dark and ugly and will never look as good as m---
  • Dark-Skinned Black Girl:FUCK YOU YELLA BITCH! YOUR SKIN IS THE COLOR OF PISS! I HATE YOU!!! *jumps the light-skinned black girl and starts punching her*
  • Black Guy:See, that's why we don't like you dark bitches because you so violent and want to beat up the pretty light-skinned girls because you're jealous.