“I have to ask you persmission to watch TV in My OWN house?”
There’s only ONE group of Black people, and those are people whose skin ranges from brown to jet black. This whole idea of there being light-skinned/dark-skinned Black people is absolutely false.
Imagine I’m an author/editor for National Geographic and I publish a magazine entitled “Tigers” and I use only pictures that resemble this…
Then Peta makes a magazine to counteract it entitled “Tigers With Orange and Black Stripes”…
You see how stupid that is? Do you see where I’m going with this?
Black Beauty is typically represented by Mixbreed/Mulatto, Mexican, white, indian. Chinese & other non-Black women with the justification of anyone having at least 0.000000000001% of African blood in them makes them an African.
Then there is a SUB-CATEGORY, and by sub, I don’t only mean second, but sub also as in BELOW, since we’re considered below other races, titled “Dark-Skinned Black Beauties” with women whom are actually part of the African phenotype/genotype.
Do you see what’s wrong with that?
Why are Black women, and Black people in general allowing ourselves to be a second subcategory WITHIN our own race?
We’re too busy trying to compete with this “other” group of Black people that doesn’t really exist when we already are what makes the race what it is.
The reality of this whole faux “Colorism” issue is that WE’RE DOING THIS TO OURSELVES. We’re doing this to ourselves by allowing Black to be defined by foreigners (via One-Drop Rule). We wanna keep calling everybody Black, and in doing so, allow them to take the front line, only to cry and get upset when they get all the attention.
I don’t need to beg mixbreeds and halfbreeds and other races to be seen as relevant in MY own space. I don’t need to “prove” that I’m “just as beautiful” as someone who is not even Black in a space dedicated to Black Beauties. I am what makes Africans and therefore it is I who truly represents African people.
Dark-skinned advocacy is just as dumb as asking a guest for permission to watch TV in your own house…hence the quote at the beginning of the article.
Black women are too busy trying to be just as noticeable as foreigners in our spaces when it’s already about us.
Stop begging to be seen as equal as non-Black females in entitled Black spaces when you already have the throne for yourselves. If they’re taking the front, it’s because you’re letting them.
Black Women stay crying while other bitches stay winning.
- The solution to this problem is instead of using the term “Dark-Skin Advocacy”, just say “Black Advocacy.”
- Then by doing so, only promote and represent people whom are actually of the Black race; which means people with medium brown, to jet-black skin, African textured hair (tightly coiled hair which makes little to no movement), and two African parents, African meaning medium brown to jet-black skin with tightly coiled African textured hair.
This is more conducive than showing unrealistic representations of African women, then making a second “Dark-skinned” category for women who are actually Black.
- REJECT AND SHUN any and everything that is entitled “Black” but misrepresents Blackness with false images and warn other level-headed Africans to steer clear of deceptive programming.
If mixbreeds, Caucasoids, and whatever else has a problem with Black being the center of BLACK spaces, to hell with them.
They can jump off a cliff.
And then they can fuck off.
This is not “colorism“, this is common sense.
The second issue with “Dark-Skin Advocacy” is that having brown doesn’t make someone Black. “Dark” could mean anything.
Snooki is dark, but not Black.
Sanjay Gupta is dark, but not Black.
George Lopes is dark, but not Black.
The Aborigine girl is dark, but not Black.
See Classify People As Their Race, Not As Their Skin Tone for more clarification.
What it seems as if is that Black women who consider themselves “Dark-Skinned Advocates”, want to keep a hold of the One-Drop Rule, but want to manipulate it when it’s convenient to themselves.
I don’t understand Black women who espouse the one-drop rule as a fact, try to claim everyone as Black, but then cry when mixbreeds and other non-African females dominate Black spaces.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Author: Original Lady