Remember this word and its definition throughout the article.
“She who alleges contradictions, should not be listened to.”
-Bhekizitha Zulu, 2018
Black women who are adamant opposers to “Colorism” cause themselves and other Black women more harm than good. The reason I say this, is because their definition of who is Black often contradicts their “Colorism” arguments.
These Black women believe that the Black race is is diverse and consists of every skin shade and hair texture in the universe. Okay, but then watch this…
If a magazine were to have the title “Most Beautiful Black Woman of 2018” and featured a woman like the one in the picture above, these anti-colorist Black females would lose their shit. BUT WHY?
They would claim that a woman who looks like this erases the true image of Blackness and state that Black beauty should be represented by a woman with dark skin and kinky hair. This is a contradiction.
Didn’t they say Black people come in a multitude of different features? If so, then why is it a problem when people like the woman above are chosen to represent the Black race?
Black women who are anti-“Colorism” will say that dark skin and kinky/coiled hair is the prototype of Blackness and Black Beauty, then they will claim that women who do not possess these two traits are “‘stealing’ the spotlight” from those who do. HOWEVER, it is them, ironically, who ADAMANTLY push and promote the idea that the Black Race possesses a variety of different phenotypes. They don’t realize how they are contradicting and “shooting themselves in the foot” by pushing this nonsense idea.
My question for these women is HOW do you know that a combination dark skin & kinky hair is an accurate representation of the race if you don’t know what features make up the race? HOW do you know so called “light-skinned people and people who don’t have “Afro hair” is an inaccurate depiction of the race? You wouldn’t say that if you actually believed we were a phenotypically diverse race. Otherwise you wouldn’t be bothered by people like Zoe Saldana, Zendaya Coleman, or Halle Berry playing the roles of Black women.
This doesn’t make sense. What would be the need for pushing dark skin and coiled hair as the prototype for Blackness if it is not these characteristics alone that define the race? These women will push the (fake) belief that the vast majority of African-Americans are “light-skinteded” while hypocritically complaining about “light-skinteded” folks (particularly females) overwhelmingly representing African-Americans in the media, politics, and workplaces.
When I, or someone else tells them there is no such thing as “light-skinned and/or curly haired ‘Black‘ people” and explain that those people who are mislabeled as ‘Black’ via the (White-created) one drop rule are actually MULTIRACIALS, and the Black race ONLY consists of people with brown to black skin and African textured (AKA coiled or kinky) hair, they’ll go B A L L I S T I C. So then what is all the fuss about when people who lack brown-black skin and coiled hair are representatives of the Black race?
That is D I S I G E N U I T Y.
You can’t have it both ways.
SO WHICH ONE IS IT? Are Black people phenotypically diverse, or have only a specific set of traits? It has to be one or the other. It can’t be both. Black people cannot “come in all shades” while being “erased” by the “different shaded ‘Blacks'”.
The way these women speak and behave is as if they have schizophrenia or some kind of other mental disorder. I start to think sometimes that maybe these women are in desperate need of mental help…
“She who alleges contradictions should not be listened to.”
*****Brown to Black skin and African-textured hair