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America's tapestry of beauty has a wide range of shades in it, from dark to light. Light skinned black women celebrities are very visible in the American entertainment industry, especially in singing and acting. Is this fair? Tune in tonight to hear the different views..
Do we still live in a Brown Paper Bag World? The Lighter the Better and The Darker The More Distasteful. Breaking Down Colorism In The Black Community. Let's Talk...
I remember I visited a particular denominational church, some years ago, and the minister did not want to hear from me, how black people should be able to help themselves. In fact, one light skinned black minister made a comment to me that "dark skinned black folk need to be lead". HIs words to me were.."you know dark-skinned folk always need to be lead." I thought to myself...what an unusual comment from a minister of this church.
Light skinned black people will always lead dark skinned back folk, in America. Look at the NAACP, and other black organizations. Most have a light skinned black person in the leadership role. Why?
America Let's Debate!
It's hard to believe that in 2013, people are still caught up with the complexion of a person's skin when determining beauty, but its very much so the case in today's society. Tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST as we discuss "Light Skin VS Dark Skin 2013" and how we can break down these unnecessary barriers...If you've ever been hated on or discriminated against (by men or women) because of your complexion, tune in by calling 646 200 0366 or listen 7 nights a week at www.dedantolbertshow.com
"Our society has historically painted us a picture of lighter skin equating to attractiveness, intelligence, competence, likeability, etc. "Racism is not necessarily a practice that allots preference and privilege based solely on one's race, but that one's skin color also plays a substantial role in the treatment they will receive." Call in to speak on it 1(347)838-9494
"Here we are in the 21st century and once again those relationships that were forged under enslavement are coming to light again, all that between the domestic [house slave] and the field [slave]," Dr. Alfonso-Wells says. "If you had lighter skin, your conditions weren't as harsh. Those who were lighter skinned had more opportunities to escape their conditions than those who had darker skin, and you can still see that today."
In Latin America, in particular, lighter-skinned people tend to get the better jobs because they are considered to look "more presentable," Negative perceptions based on skin tone are one aspect of "cultural wounding" black people experience living in a majority culture, he said.
Here are some of the chilling quotes from this documentary:
"I can remember being in the bathtub asking my mom to put bleach in the water so that my skin would be lighter and so that I could escape the feelings I had about not being as beautiful, as acceptable, as lovable."
"She's pretty for a dark-skinned girl ... What is that supposed to mean?"
"They used to say, 'You stayed in the oven too long.' "
"The racism that we have a people amongst ourselves is a direct backlash of slavery within every culture not just among BLACKS."
HELP ME, MY SKIN IS BLACK...WHAT? THERE ARE SOME BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. WHY? WHY DO LITTLE BLACK GIRLS THINK WHITE DOLLS ARE MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN BLACK DOLLS? WHY ARE SOME BLACKS BLEACHING THEIR SKIN TO BE LIGHTER AND EXCEPTED?WHAT IS THE HATRED ABOUT THE BLACKNESS OF ONES SKIN VERSE LIGHT SKIN? ARE LIGHT SKINNED PEOPLE MORE AT AN ADVANTAGE THAN A DARKER SKINNED PERSON. TUNE IN TONIGHT 06/26/2013 AT 10:30PM. ME(DELICIOUS)AND MY CO-HOSTS RHEA AND DANNIE WILL DISCUSS THE SUBJECT MATTER OF TONIGHTS TOPIC "HELP ME MY SKIN IS BLACK...WHAT?" IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE OR HAPPY IN YOUR SKIN THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU. CALL IN AND TELL US WHAT YOU LOVE/HATE ABOUT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. I ALSO ENCOURAGE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL IN WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS #646-652-2877.LOG IN CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND CHAT IN THE CHAT ROOM. THIS SHOW IS FOR THE MATURE 18+ LISTENING AUDIENCE. THIS IS A SHOW YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.
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