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Join us as we discuss the topic of, “Skin Lightening Creams: Self Hate or Self Improvement?” Share your thoughts with us. Click the link to listen. Also, check out our websitewww.dawsondenise.com & follow us on Twitter @DawsonDeniseTV
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.
Self Love Week-Day3- How the Ego tricks you into self hate. Learn how to control your ego. How this mental thing can prevent you from happiness? How can this one thing can rip apart a relationship? Learn to manage this thing called Ego.
Al Diaz and co-host Hanny Kusumawati share their insights on "From Self-Hate to Self-Love"
Saturday, January 11th 10am PST
Hanny Kusumawati is a published writer and the co-founder of an award-winning social movement Coin A Chance!; sending more Indonesian kids back to school by collecting loose changes. Until today, the movement had raised more than US$60,000 and hundreds of media coverage. She is also the co-founder of The Traveling Words–a weekend retreat program to help people open up and deal with their feelings and issues through creative writing. Hanny has more than 8 years of experience as a communications consultant and an international speaker/trainer on communications, technology, creative content and activism. She has been speaking and facilitating discussions in several countries across Asia and Europe under TechCamp–a program under Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society (CS) 2.0 to assist civil society organizations harness the latest ICT advances to build their digital capacity. http://beradadisini.com/
Last week, we set things on fire with our topic, "Black Racism: What's the Deal With the Hate?" Neither Sadie, nor I, nor the callers gave an inch of ground; we all had strong opinions. The fact is, we didn't finish the conversation. So, this week, get ready for Part Two! Join the conversation, as we discuss, "Black Racism/Black Self-Hate: When Will It Stop!" We promise to keep it -- as always -- Real, Relevant, and Raw!!
Skin Lightening has always been somewhat of a Taboo Topic for as long as Skin Bleaching Creams have been in existence.
For those users with darker complexions, many have stated a wide range of reasons for utilizing these oftentimes unhealthy and toxic products literally at the expense of ones well being.
These skin bleaching creams and soap products all have chemicals that are proven to be detrimental to the health of the user yet the sales of them indicate an ever growing market that doesn't seem to have an end in sight.
So what is it about these skin lightening products that make them such a big seller especially in the Black community as well as in countries the world over?
This is an indication of an extremely deep rooted issue that has gone on too long within Black communities worldwide without indulging in this long overdue conversation.
It is my belief that many who use these creams are not confident enough in their God given beauty and have been brainwashed to feel that the European standards of beauty are somewhat superior, desirable and will place the artificially lightened individual in a far better position to receive a better job, that elusive mate and overall improved chance at life because of the impression that people with lighter skin receive better treatment in society.
It's the blowback from living in a racist society and a definite indication and prime example of of self hate.
So as you can see, this phenomenon is nothing new, just as the feeling that many Black women have that their dark skin is a thing of ugliness and a curse when in fact it's the opposite!
Join in with our conversation on this night so we can go deep into a topic that will surely get tempers flaring!
WHY DO WE HATE OUR NATURAL SELVES? WHY DO WE HATE OTHERS? WHEN YOU ARE BORN YOU ARE YOUR NATURAL SELF..NATURAL HAIR, NATURAL SKIN, NATURAL BODY AND MORE WHY WHY WHY.
We wanna get down to the nitty gritty about black on black everything. Why do we hate ourselves or do we really hate ourselves? We're going to talk about the light skin/dark skin phenomena on Facebook with the memes, etc. Call in and have your sayso. This particular topic was suggested by one of our loyal members Steve Crawford!
This week was an improved show with WaltDog and Stevie J going off on how our collective mentality is not where it needs to be in order for us to move forward.
The OG Mack Drama stops by and chops it up with us and talks about his exsperience with Haters, getting certified by Twitter and what his plans for the future are.
Next week, we will cover 3 stories that are in recent news with thier unique take. We will cover the link between the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County, Mississippi, on the night of June 21-22, 1964 and a 2014 ruling by a right-leaning Supreme Court has decimated the Voting Rights Act, the very law inspired by the deaths of those three young men.
We will also cover the recent rulling aginst teach tenure in California and the rise in Right-wing extremists.
Tune in and listen and/or call in and chop it up with us!
Is there unnecessary hate going on in the black community? Do conscious people hate substance and love Surface gossip? Will we ever come together to rise above the Crabs in the Barrel syndrome? Are we holding ourselves back?
TUNE IN AND LISTEN!!
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