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Since the days of slavery, skin color has been used as a tool of separation and preferential treatment within the black community. The residue of the "house" versus "field Negro" divide has long remained with us, even as we celebrated black pride in the '70s and hip-hop culture in the '80s. House slaves were usually products of a relationship between a master and a female slave, so they tended to have lighter skin. The boss's offspring would more than likely receive the special favor of doing work inside the house out of the hot sun. They'd eat better, often get taught to read and write, and enjoyed many of the liberties of nonslaves. Slaves with darker skin were usually stuck toiling in the fields. The anger over that old distinction has never quite gone away in African-American culture.
 
 
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Yes, but it's Black folks that keep this nonsense going though.
 
We can't keep blaming the White people that died 300 years ago for all the color-struck crazy AAs out there today that perpetuate allll these color distinctions between all of us. So I say stop blaming White people for our own problems.
Otherwise AA are still slaves because they don't have any control over who they are. AA have got to take responsibily for keeping this mess alive because we can never change history and it that is your only yardstick for why these things are said .. then it will never go away.
 
Just like using words to put down black people like the N word. We used to be called that so now foolishly AA think that is we claim that word ... it's ours we can abuse each other with it .. but then THEY (Whites) can't use it. Now how is that working out? (Not)
 
Heck on this board the AA people pull up yet ANOTHER word that used to be used to put down Blacks (coon) and try to use it ... against othet AA people. Duh! I have never heard that word being used by Black people until I heard it on this board.
 
So White people don't have to denigrate us anymore with these words because NOW we use them against each other. They can just sit back and smile at how well they have trained us to dog each other.
 
That's why I say .. it is our own responsibly to stop using all this stuff against each other. IMO it's a lost cause in the AA community Dead because it is too easy to blame THE WHITE MAN  for everything. That way ... you don't have actually DO anything. Just stay a victim.Clap
 
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oh lord its going there.

and white ppl are still color struck to or else halle and beyonce wouldn't be the only black ppl constantly named as the most beautiful ppl and representative of all black beauty
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I think GGG's cookies are lovely and its a damn shame that Gkisses was the only one to embrace a cookie.  I think we should just all grab a cookie and celebrate our beautiful hues of sugary goodness.  We need to make this thread about the beautiful loveliness of our various skin tones.  Cookies are harmless.   I dont care what none y'all bishes say, my sisters are gorgeous in every flava. 

Also, I hate Gkisses for effectively including her undertone.  Jelly.
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Originally posted by Printer_Ink Printer_Ink wrote:

Yes, but it's Black folks that keep this nonsense going though.
 
We can't keep blaming the White people that died 300 years ago for all the color-struck crazy AAs out there today that perpetuate allll these color distinctions between all of us. So I say stop blaming White people for our own problems.
Otherwise AA are still slaves because they don't have any control over who they are. AA have got to take responsibily for keeping this mess alive because we can never change history and it that is your only yardstick for why these things are said .. then it will never go away.
 
Just like using words to put down black people like the N word. We used to be called that so now foolishly AA think that is we claim that word ... it's ours we can abuse each other with it .. but then THEY (Whites) can't use it. Now how is that working out? (Not)
 
Heck on this board the AA people pull up yet ANOTHER word that used to be used to put down Blacks (coon) and try to use it ... against othet AA people. Duh! I have never heard that word being used by Black people until I heard it on this board.
 
So White people don't have to denigrate us anymore with these words because NOW we use them against each other. They can just sit back and smile at how well they have trained us to dog each other.
 
That's why I say .. it is our own responsibly to stop using all this stuff against each other. IMO it's a lost cause in the AA community Dead because it is too easy to blame THE WHITE MAN  for everything. That way ... you don't have actually DO anything. Just stay a victim.Clap
 
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Lovely!!
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Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

I think GGG's cookies are lovely and its a damn shame that Gkisses was the only one to embrace a cookie.  I think we should just all grab a cookie and celebrate our beautiful hues of sugary goodness.  We need to make this thread about the beautiful loveliness of our various skin tones.  Cookies are harmless.   I dont care what none y'all bishes say, my sisters are gorgeous in every flava. 

Also, I hate Gkisses for effectively including her undertone.  Jelly.
lmao. the undertone reference damn near killed me.
 
I personally would compare myself to an oatmeal raisin cookie. Just delicious.
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IMO Brown skin & Dark skin are 2 different things.

Dark skin- Whoppi Goldberg, Flava Flav, Tyrese.

Brown Skin- Gabriel Union, Serena Williams, India Irie etc.
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Anyway, there are so many layers of sh*t that black people need to peel away in order to decondition ourselves. The layers are very deep. You have to be a very self
Reflective person, and always reading and paying attention to make it happen. I don't know if it is possible for our people as a whole.

By the way: I cringe now when I hear ppl in the Caribbean being referred to as 'black' because of their shade of brown. But that is because of my own perception as well.

Also: Sista Soulja's mother is from a Caribbean Island...I want to say Grenada...so I eouldn't be surprised if that is indeed where she got her 'midnight' from. Aint it that deed back home..on the surface (but yet it is, because it is so deep that it has become subconscious conditioning to refer to people by race and skin color because of colonialism in the Caribbean)

It's a running joke in my community that everyone from my home country has a friend named Blackey ( black man) , Chiney (Chinese man), Buck boy ( Native) etc.

We just aint too creative with our nick names. My mom had a friend named Dumb girl. She was born unable to speak. So that was her nickname. She responded to it and everything. We got thick ass skins back home because Africans are very mocking.
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