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    Posted: May 19 2014 at 2:01am
Is it worst when it comes from your own race? Or when it comes from other races? I was just thinking how as much internalized and institutionalized stuff we have deal with everyday and how so much of it is so ingrained that we don't even recognize it.
I've never watched the Dark-girls documentary because its never been my personal burden, (plus I get a daily dose of color-ism almost daily on BHM) and I felt like it reinforced negative stereotypes and I didn't want to embrace that...
with so many race issues I just wonder how other people feel? is it worst when you get it from your own or do you understand it more and let it go more easy?
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psychologically when it comes from ur kind

financially when it comes from yts

black folks can hurt ur feelings, yt folks will with ur $$$
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You're not every Black girl and who are you to dismiss someone else's experience

This  is why a lot of Black girls suffer in silent... they are afraid that other Black people will shame them for being honest and mistake that with being weak


 
Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Is it worst when it comes from your own race? Or when it comes from other races? I was just thinking how as much internalized and institutionalized stuff we have deal with everyday and how so much of it is so ingrained that we don't even recognize it.
I've never watched the Dark-girls documentary because its never been my personal burden, (plus I get a daily dose of color-ism almost daily on BHM) and I felt like it reinforced negative stereotypes and I didn't want to embrace that...
with so many race issues I just wonder how other people feel? is it worst when you get it from your own or do you understand it more and let it go more easy?
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wait chill, I think you have misunderstood I didn't dismiss color-ism I was acknowledging that it was an issue as a product of institutional and internalized racism... I was just also saying for my personalized experience that this was not my race burden growing up. I was just using that as an example. for the question in this thread.
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I totally understand what you are saying.. I also understand some people maybe very sensitive to this topic that is why I wanted to clarify
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I don't like to quantify racism. Its presence alone automatically labels things as at their worst in my eyes.
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And that's the crux of the matter doc

There's a lot of commentary from observation, idolisation, fetishisation (yes people fetishise pakehas too) and general uninformed perspectives
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:



I don't expect others to give too much of a damn but I do wish my own did not speak so harshly about one another

worse part is when they do so and praise whites at the same time

when many do this I wonder if they even know any white people


That's because they allow the racist media to educate them instead of learning for themselves. The media rarely shows the millions of whites who live in poverty, but they love showing and comparing impoverished blacks from urban areas to middle class whites in the suburbs. It's so pervasive that people think that's the whole truth.

Their mantra: Whites are better, docile, live in clean neighborhoods and go to the best scools. They don’t have problems with drugs or alcohol, we as blacks therefore, as the exact opposite of whites should try to figure out why we're not like them and do better.
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I understand what you were saying

I know a lot of dark women are sick and tired of being depicted as miserable and self-loathing but I still think that we as Black women have to be careful of not dismissing the experience of other Black women... we are not monolith, it's okay for documentaries to explore the downside of some our experiences

But like I said, I can understand your opposition to Dark Girls in particular. It wasn't inclusive of all Black women's experiences so it felt unbalanced but I think that was the point. It wants the viewer to feel how serious the issue really is

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

wait chill, I think you have misunderstood I didn't dismiss color-ism I was acknowledging that it was an issue as a product of institutional and internalized racism... I was just also saying for my personalized experience that this was not my race burden growing up. I was just using that as an example. for the question in this thread.
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I think for me I expect racism from other races.. and when it comes from my Own race its a lot of hurtful and at times Shocking~ lets take the subtleties for example when your ( Beautiful Rich Toned African Boyfriend searches for the lightest parts of his body on his arms that have not been exposed to the SUN stating see this is my TRUE "Color") as if the slightest "lite" in his brown skin somehow validates him or makes him more HUMAN? or something
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