| AshBash89 wrote:|
I've met more light Ethiopians than dark but no matter the complexion they have always looked alike(foreheads, noses, eyes). That's not politically correct but I hope y'all get what I mean.
What isn't politically correct about that? Ethiopians have big forheads and big eyes and typically silky esque hair and are normally short. I remember someone tried to come for me on BHM with that once when they said someone looked Ethiopian and I asked was it bc they had a big forehead like I said something scandelous...until an Ethiopian poster chimed in like yeah we do have big forheads
Most Gambians I have met are darker than that poster but I've met lighter Gambians as well. I don't need to go to Africa. I live in the DMV, the land of Africans and Caribbean people and went to francophone religious services growing up. Whenever I meet someone from Africa, I ask where they're from so that I can speak French with them.
Africans ain't monolithic in looks just like Caribbean people aren't. I remember when I went to college my close friend told me she didn't know Haitians could be pretty and didn't know I was Haitian. My face
She was like the Haitians in college aren't like the Haitians in Florida. My face again
My friend did just spend 2 weeks in Kenya and told me there is a colorism problem in the country where advertisements feature lighter women but the women were about Gabrielle Union's color vs. Lupita's color even though the majority of the country is Lupita's complexion.
When I said Lupita had keen features, I didn't mean white, I meant small. Perhaps, I used the wrong term since people misinterpreted it. Anyway--before BHM was weird you would know what people looked like and BHM was/is full of Africans who represent the spectrum.
@ Afro's snide comment.
Edited by EPITOME - Mar 08 2014 at 8:01am