Alek Wek: Sudanese supermodel
It really bothers me when a black person says that another black person looks African and mean it in an insulting way. I’m bald and brown-skinned with prominent cheek bones and people always joke around and tell me that I look like an African. Even though I know that they trying to insult me, I take it as a compliment. Africans are beautiful. The stereotypical African with dark, even-toned skin and sharp features is no more or less attractive than the light skinned and soft featured beauty that Americans worship. The age old light skin/dark skin argument is nothing more than self-hate. We’ve been brainwashed to believe that beauty only comes in white. Never mind that we all are descendants of the same Africans we insult. We can do better. How can we expect other races to respect us when we don’t even respect ourselves. Change must first come from within.
Be proud of who you are and where you came from.