“black is beautiful, but ummmmm….”
“For a moment I thought I was looking at someone’s shadow!”
“Shine bright like a diamond….not like a Coal.”

(actual comments made from the international audience)

In the Picture is Modong Manuela Mogga and she is “Miss Sudan” competing in the 2013 Miss World contest, but her skin color is the only thing people seem to focus on. Instead of her being a beautiful woman that so happens to have dark skin, she is a dark skin woman that so happens to be pretty.

and it’s ALWAYS in that order.

why does skin color equate beauty?
within almost every community of color (black, hispanic, indian, asian) we continue an idiocy of “light skin vs dark skin” that teaches our kids that if any person has a pigment darker than Kelly Rowland they are the manifestation a mortal sin. Punishable by malicious scrutiny or subject to intimidation and tyranny.

I don’t know if I’ll live to see the day when tolerance for others will become universally accepted… but until then…

“You’re pretty for a dark skin girl” IS NOT a complement!

no1partyabbey  asked:

I just read your reblog of Miss South Sudan, and I know I'm extremely ignorant (I didn't even know bleaching was a thing?!), but why on EARTH would anyone want to lighten skin? I honestly feel that dark skin is so incredible and beautiful, and again I prob. sound v. ignorant (and please correct me if I've phrased this insensitively!), but I think dark skin is the most beautiful, earthy thing ever. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to change that about themselves and it breaks my heart.

Yeah skin bleaching is real. So real. Google Sammy Sosa for starters. I don’t think you’re insensitive at all! Haha, maybe a tad ignorant, but we’re all constantly learning and growing. I agree with you I think dark skin is super beautiful, but it took me a while to get there. Being dark skinned in a pww (predominantly white world) where society will try to even divide different types of black people (the ‘light skinned is prettier’ lie) can be rough sometimes.

I think the best thing we can do is love ourselves exactly the way God made us and appreciate His work in the people that are vastly different from us.

Thanks for sharing with me btw. It makes me happy :)

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That’s changed now, for one simple reason – war. The various conflicts in Africa and the Middle East over the past couple decades have produced a lot of refugees, and no matter what the movies may imply to the contrary, they don’t always end up in New York City. Thousands of Sudanese refugees have found their way to South Dakota, for example, to such a degree that there’s actually a Miss Sudan beauty pageant in Sioux Falls every year.

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