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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by Lonisha87 Lonisha87 wrote:

Come from a creole family. My mom had kids with a dark skinned man and so did a majority of the people in my family: we don't discriminate

Thank you.
So much ignorance in this thread, I bet most people could count on two FINGERS the creole people they know, but generalize as a racist/color struck whole
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

I think it's very true. For the people from around there who don't think it's true.. maybe if you're dark, they just wont say it around you.. but it's definitely talked about within the families (no.. of course not all of them)
 
In my experience, a lot of people from southern Louisiana acknowledge this, and it's much worse than the whole ls/ds  stuff going on other places.
 
This  guy from lake Charles I know told me the truth about himself and his entire family.. and they consider dark skinned people as "n*gg-as" and laugh about it like it's nothing. They try to dissociate themselves from dark skinned people as if theyre a different race and have nothing in common
 
Of course it's not true of all creoles... but I do think it's very common in the families.

girl i know a guy who went to McNeese State & he told me the same sh*t. 

that sh*t is sad 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 7:33pm
not sure why the thread steered straight to creole. op only said light skinned and new orleans
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 8:01pm
I will say that people do say some stuff that they should be shamed to let come out of their mouths. One girl I work with who is brown skinned, not even dark, and has a baby that looks just like her but she has posted on instagram about how she is gettting black or her baby won't be able to go out and swim for a while because she is getting black. She and I got into an argument and the first thing out of her mouth was about my skin color and hair texture. And this bish ain't even got no hair. Confused

I had a friend a few years ago who told me "You alright to be dark." I was like wtf. She kept going on and on trying to rationalize herself until her mother told her to shut up and that she sounded stupid. I told my mother and my mother said her mom was trying to play it off because she didn't want her daughter talking like that in front of me but that her daughter obviously got it from somewhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

there are areas in NC like this.

I cosign this. Its sad if its a known fact in your city that the men will go after the so called "light" ones no matter how she looks. My mom and grandmother have stories for days. It use to tear my mom and my aunt apart since they were shades different and people trated them as such. My dad even claimed that she (my mom) was tryna claim the rebone as her sister until he came around the family and saw how they ranged in color. They are trying to bond now in their late 40's since alot of that kept them apart. Cry Heck I got stories and Im only in my mid 20s.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 8:35pm
Originally posted by SweetNovember* SweetNovember* wrote:

I think there's some exaggeration going in in this thread. Of course people are going to be like that everywhere, but have been approached by a fair amount of men who are very light with wavy hair and colorful eyes and I am about as far from Creole looking as you're gonna get. I personally think the dark men are worse with colorism tbh. LiL Wayne sure isn't Creole.
Thats very true all the rappers that rap about they want a girl lighter than them are all dark. You never hear Drake or or J. Cole talking about they want a girl their complexion, they dont care. I guess you could say Im creole but caribbean version lol. My family range in all colors and have different hair. My grandma is as black as flavor flav, with soft cotton hair and her father is red like a Native American, color is not an issue in my family. But I mean no matter where you go in ethnic communities colorism is alive, but just dont talk about it out aloud to offend ppl.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 9:19pm


I spoke about Creoles because i am and my family is from NO.......what I said is what I know.......my family isn't bad with the men but if my brotha brought a dark chick home it would not be good.......she would be treated like shyt.......unless she was established and drop dead gorgeous.........he could bring any yella thing home......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 9:31pm
Light skins marrying light skins should be considered a sin
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 9:37pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

Light skins marrying light skins should be considered a sin
 
you talkin bout light skin folk who don't like any other shade but other light skins
 
nah let them stay amongst themselves with that coon messLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 28 2013 at 9:38pm
Is light skin marrying light skin worse than dark marrying white?

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