Dark Girls

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    New Documentary Exposes Issues Of Color In African American Community
    June 3, 2011

    “I remember someone said, you stayed in the oven too long.”

    Those are just one of the several comments made by women in a new documentary by actor Bill Duke, called Dark Girls, due to come out this fall. It explores the idea that dark-skinned black women are treated differently compared to light-skinned black women. One girl explains how she felt when she overheard her mother bragging to someone about how she looks.

    “She’s got great cheekbones, she’s got great lips and she then adds, can you imagine if she had any lightness in her skin. She’d be gorgeous.”

    Issues Surrounding Dark And Light-Skinned African Americans Still Plague Society « CBS Philly


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    "Light skinned Blacks, are smarter than dark skinned Blacks". :lol:

    EDIT: Chick at the 6:00 mark is hawt! (I hope she aint a tranny!)
     
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    For fuck's sake! What a horrible thing for a Mother to say, for anyone to say!

    On a lighter note, I actually thought this thread was going to be about those of us ladies who lie in the tanning bed :tongue:
    People tell me I stay in the oven too long, because of how dark I get after being in the tanning beds.......anyhow........
     
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    :30 So... the point is that she has poor self-esteem like a lt of others?

    1:15 Irony: the platinum-blonde hair

    2:18 Aware of what? That not everyone likes dark meat? Not everyone like pale chicks, either. Some like big girls, some like twiggy girls, some like men.

    Is there a point to this?

    2:30 So the little girl has noticed trends? Put a sterotypical asian-looking kid next to caricatures of a negroe and a White kid and do the test nation-wide

    3:30 We see who the real racist is, judging character based on skin colour 'They're black, I'm black- I trust them'

    3:50 Is that a f3emale? A male? An Alien? Seriously,WTF is that? A black Boy George?

    5:17 They don't think you're attractive but they all want to get in your pants?

    5:24 It's not the colour; you're just fugly. Sorry, but them's the breaks

    I leave y'all with this:

    Acting White: Seattle Girl Beaten For Acting White?
     
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    It's a carry over from slavery times. Fair-skinned mulattos were valued over dark-skinned blacks. Blacks bought into it, and resentment and hatred resulted from it....even within our own families. Yep. Whites did a job with slavery...with lasting effects we're still grappling with today. Nice job.

    Yet, you'd say you weren't "race-baiting" with the OP, were you, Tank?
     
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    "White girls they're pretty funny, sometimes they drive me mad". :lol:
     
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    I am shocked. I'm black and this is the first I ever heard about this. I thought the called me "lite brite" because I was so smart.:razz:

    Wow my eyes have been opened, thank you tank.:clap2:
     
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    This attitude black folks have towards "dark girls" is the same everywhere in the world.

    Black people hate that their black, and hate those that are white.

    Can a group get anymore racist?
     
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    Except in Africa, where dark skin is the standard of beauty.
    Black is beautiful.!!
     

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