Watching CNN’s “Who’s Black in America” and a 7 yr old said she’s ugly because she has dark skin and wants to be light. Ughh. That broke my heart.
Colorism is the devil!
I hate that word and don’t even like when black folk say it. BUT…if I had to make an exception, it would be Zico. See, Zico is as good as a brotha in my eyes so I mean… even if he’s not physically black or anything, he totally has street cred in my opinion. Now, that’s not to say that it’s okay…
I respectfully disagree with you. I don’t think ANYONE should use it, no exceptions. Black, White, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Mexican, etc. To me the word is disrespectful and using it doesn’t make you seem cool or a badass, it just makes you look ignorant. I like Zico also and think he’s a good guy but Kpop and non Kpop starts shouldn’t use it, but I know a lot of them don’t know the history behind it and just say it b/c their fav American rappers say it.
Here’s a poem that’s powerful and thought provoking that I found on youtube:
Julian Curry: Niggers, Niggas, and Niggaz
I have gotten used to asian people (with light skin) getting annoyed about the sun and getting dark. Since I’ve had many asian friends who were like that I know that they don’t mean in anyway “ugh elyssa i don’t want to be dark like you” its just that being dark is seen as poor. You are dark…
Hmm I get what you mean, but the fact that they even feel that dark=poor is messed up. Its and example of shadeism and I don’t get down with shadeism.
I think if I wanted to got to bat for him and say “he ment that it may be a disadvantage to others because he may not get as many fans and endorsements” I could but ultimately I don’t like the fact that they have negative perspectives about what they percive to be “dark” skin (which is usually just a tan).
There are many different types of skin tones that exist in every ethicity and for him to say that is just ignorant.
So I feel you but still
her voice is absolutely beautiful!!
All this slayage!
YASSS!! She’s amazing!
Why when someone refers to a genre that black people dominate in, they always have to put “black” in front of it. Like Black music, Black comedy, Black dancing. I mean music is music dance is dance and comedy is comedy.
a VERY large part of the reason many Africans don’t automatically ID as Black when they first immigrate to the US is because AFRICANS DON’T USUALLY FUCKING ID AS “BLACK” IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.
i am not “Black” in…