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Is White Better? The lighter you are does that make you prettier? Smarter? More desirable. Many women of color are using bleaching elements to make themselves lighter. And if they are not using the chemicals they may also be doing it by photoshopping to make them appear lighter aka whiter. What does this do for a woman's self esteem? Where is this coming from?
Tonight we have Ng'endo Mukii, Animator of “Yellow Fever” interview. She is a Kenyan animator, director, and editor. She has created a powerful film that deals with this practice of bleaching skin and how the decision to do so in ingrained in little black girls at a very young age.
Find Her online and Watch the Film Yellow Fever:
Host: Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Guest: Dr. Ronald E. Hall, Founder of the Color Clinic, co-author of The Color Complex and author of "The Bleaching Syndrome Among People of Color"
Topics: Skin Bleaching and the Bleaching Syndrome in America and Abroad
Talking about Colorism Out in the Open
HERE WE WILL GO INTO DOME OF THE REASONS WHY PEOPLE BLEACH THE SKIN AND SOME OF THE DANGEROUS PHYSICAL EFFECTS AS WELL AS A FEW PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS.
Come vibe with the hosts Ms.Zee & Lady GemNEye as they discuss various topics every Sunday at 7pm pst/10pm est. Call in & speak at 646-787-8180
Topic: SOCIETY'S IMPACT ON OUR BODY IMAGE
WHY ARE WE SO OBSESSED WITH OUR BODIES AND SKIN TONE? IS PLASTIC SURGERY WORTH THE RISK? BUTT INJECTIONS GONE WRONG? IS SKIN BLEACHING DANGEROUS?
What's body image? Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses: What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations).How you feel about your body, including your height, shape, and weight. How you sense and control your body as you move. How you feel in your body, not just about your body.
Skin Color, whether we want to believe it or not, is still the elephant in the living room in the hearts of Black people the world over.
While many Black people will readily cry out at the first sign of what they may feel is an encounter with racism, some of those same individuals will execute the same twisted mentality when dealing with people who are of their own race.
Other races of people will look on from the outside of this type of hypocrisy and remain befuddled as it just doesn't seem to add up properly.
How can one complain about being prejudged because of the color of their skin yet turn around and do the same damn thing to some of their own?
Most would agree that this behavior has been internalized after being made to believe that we are truly inferior after hundreds of years of mental indoctrination while in slavery.
This is the case all the way up to the present time with the media brainwashing that continues to perpetuate these foolish myths.
Too many Black people are buying into this hook, line and sinker!
"SOME" Blacks who are of a lighter skin complexion can oftentimes feel superior to those who are darker. Many (BUT NOT ALL!) darker complected Blacks feel as sense of inferiority when compared to the lighter skinned Blacks when it comes to the expected treatment that they feel they will get when going up for a job or being considered by a potential romantic partner.
Let me officially say that THIS IS NOT ALL!
But many of us who are truly conscious and know better can sometimes slip into this twisted way of thinking in our everyday lives.
While many will defend those hateful practices of plastic surgery to alter their features or bleaching cream to lighten their skin, the fact of the matter is that self hate is a huge business and those who seek to profit from it is are all wolves in sheeps clothing.
For centuries, there has been a divide within the black race. That divide is of complexion; dark skin blacks and light skin blacks. This divide can be referenced as far back as slavery. As we all have been taught, the lighter skin blacks were hailed worthy to work inside the kitchens or waiting on the slave owners, where dark skin blacks were used in the cotton and tobacco fields. That was the very beginning of a social divide that remains today.On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to tackle the topic of “Skin Bleaching”. Thanks to our listener and friend, Karla G, we are bringing this topic to the forefront with the questions of why are so many dark skin blacks willing to put their physical well-being at risk for the sake of having lighter skin. And, is there a cultural disconnect that comes along with skin bleaching? Join us on Friday, February 8, 2013, where we’re going to dig deep into the topic of SKIN BLEACHING: Hating the Skin You’re In. 8pm PST/ 10pm CST/ 11pm ESTCall (646)200-3148 to listen or voice your views. Or join listen online from your computer and join the chatroom conversation.
On this International women’s day we would like to spot light the dangerous trend of skin bleaching among African women, and even the men. Skin bleaching – the practice where dark skinned people use whitening and various exfoliation creams to lighten their skin color is an alarming trend that is plaguing people of native African communities around the globe. The negative medical consequences of severe burns, damage and likelihood of developing skin cancer does not deter people from this practice which leads us to believe that the problem runs deeper than just a poor trend choice. Studies have shown that people repeatedly make such poor choices to secure acceptance, love and regard from their society revealing a deeper problem of low self esteem, self and worth. Today we will explore the origins of skin color, the clinical functions of skin, how the concept of “colorism “ evolved and trends that lead to lighter skin being perceived as better than darker skin. We will examine the dangerous trend of skin bleaching and the dangerous consequences that may arise thereof. Finally we will look at ways we can teach our children some self esteem and self worth.
Please call with your stories and comments on this dangerous trend of skin bleaching across the African continent. We would be glad to speak with you.
Seems to be an epidemic of black female bashing on social media. Everything from taunting from white women about taking the good black men. To jokes about Asian feed whole families in their country selling fake hair to black women in America that can't feed their kids. Self hate for trying to alter their appearance to look European, laying with the wrong men and getting mad when they don't man up when the baby comes, three thousand dollar bags with no money in them, being ho's and bitches and the list goes on. The Gut Level Team and special invited guest are going to chop it up about all this and more...DON'T MISS IT
Have you ever been treated different or been made fun of by family or friends because of your skin complexion? Why when it comes to light skinned people they are considered the standard of beauty? Why when it comes to dark skinned people they are not considered attractive enough? Why are women bleaching their skins to become lighter or tanning their skin to become darker? Join me and my co-host as we talk about this controversial topic of light skinned vs dark skinned based on the documenatary seen on the OWN network at 10pm CT/11pm ET on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mskanepromotions.
Special Guest: 10:00 am
Melba Moore American Rhythm & Blues singer and actress Melba Moore (b. New York, NY, 29 October 1945) is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music’s most enduring artists.
Special Guest: (11:00am) Queen Blessing, a former victim of the skin bleaching practice has tackled the problem head on with a no-holds barred expose written to inform all who have used or considered using the many dangerous products in a quest for self-beautification and higher self-esteem. In Dying Inside: Loving Your True Skin, Queen Blessing Odegua Itua’s book empowers and inspires us, through self-love, to keep our perfect skin color and celebrate our beautifully made, individual uniqueness