| mizzsandra00 wrote:|
| CLCNY20 wrote:|
For some people, this is a real stigma tho. My stepfather was teased about it all his life, and--in turn, secretly despised me for my color. It fuked him up in the head, it's pretty messed up because it's not like how you can lose weight, or change hair textures, etc. This is your skin, you're stuck w/it unless you wanna go full on MJ
Being dark is a unique adversity? People dont get teased for a long list of other shyt......unchangeable shyt?
And you can tone lighter faster than you can lose weight.....
The truth is yall feel some type of way about being dark because yall believe the bullshyt.....on some level.....
As a dark person I agree, from ur perspective. Some dark people r convinced by what others have said to them. But most dark people r just fighting for those dark people who r to traumatized (for lack of a better word. Maybe affected could work too) to fight for themselves. There r dark people who believe what they have heard so much that they hate themselves. Those dark skinned people get all the publicity. I don't think we give it credit for how deep it is.
My daughter is light. I think about the discrimination she may face. I've seen it on the playground. Some little girl (dark) talked about we skin and treated her like crap when she couldn't c me lurking. For no reason other than she was the lightest person there. Saying my 2 year old "thinks she's cute because she light." I've now seen, at 26 years old, a light person be discriminated against for being light.
My baby, again, tried to ride the same slide as 2 mixed children. they said no, she was black. I walked up and told them to move. 2 different occasions.
People teach their babies to hate whatever. All people do get discriminated against.
But as a dark person, I feel that dark people really have a lot of building to do. It's not negative, and now it's prevalent. Black people need to be positive whenever possible. Its a fact that darker people of every culture have it rough. but we shouldnt put down lighter of the dark spectrum to get out our agenda.
But...I can see Sandra's perspective. I'm agnostic, but I know I used to couldn't c where Sandra was coming from on this, but now I have a light skinned child. Karma? Maybe, but now I get it.