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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
F.A.R. will discuss the touchy subject of beauty enhancements as it applies to Black women and men. Are weaves, perms, wigs, dyed blonde hair etc. beauty enhancements or are they examples of self-hate? Are butt injections, butt implants and skin bleaching simply choices or are they examples of self-hate? How do we identify whether "beauty enhancements" are just choices or are actually rooted in self-hate that has been instilled in Black people culturally? Can we be proud to be Afrikan and move forward as a group with proper self-esteem while still doing these things. Join us to find out.
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.
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/
Blumenbach argued that physical characteristics like skin color, cranial profile depended on geography, diet, and mannerism."Finally, I am of opinion that after all these numerous instances I have brought together of negroes of capacity, it would not be difficult to mention entire well-known provinces of Europe, from out of which you would not easily expect to obtain off-hand such good authors, poets, philosophers, and correspondents of the Paris Academy and on the other hand, there is no so-called savage nation known under the sun which has so much distinguished itself by such examples of perfectibility and original capacity for scientific culture, and thereby attached itself so closely to the most civilized nations of the earth, as the Negro. Blumenbach held to the "degenerative hypothesis" of racial origins. Blumenbach claimed that adam and eve were caucasian (Georgian) inhabitants of Asia, and that other races came about by degeneration from environmental factors such as the sun and poor diet. Thus, he claimed, Negroid pigmentation arose because of the result of the heat of the tropical sun, while the cold wind caused the tawny colour of the eskimos, while the chinese were fair-skinned compared to the other Asian stocks because they kept mostly in towns protected from environmental factors and that all forms of man could revert to the caucasian race.
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!!
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.
SHALOM TO ALL,
EVERYBODY HAS AN INTERNAL WAR THE SPIRIT VS THE FLESH. LETS GET SOME OVERSTANDING OF THIS. IN ORDER THE OVERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES WE WILL STUDY THE ANTE-DILUVIAN AGE. THE DOMINICANS ARE A LOST PEOPLE WITH PLENTY OF SELF HATE, WHY? MORE ON HEALTH. THIS IS OPEN FORUM. YOU CAN TUNE IN AT: www.blogtalkradio.com/time-for-a-awakening AT 8:00PM EST TONITE AND EVERY MONDAY NIGHT. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER CALL 1-347-324-5888 TO JOIN IN.
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HAPPY TUESDAY! I was so exhausted last night, I didn't have the strength to do a live segment. Forgive me!
How do you define beauty in your world? What's attractive in a human being? With the world we live in, there's always that pressure of being so many things at once. How are you changing the beauty standards in society?
I thought this would be an interesting topic because like many individuals, I know what it's like to be pressured to be the "perfect image". Won't you join me today to talk about this topic?
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!
It's time to address yet another phenomenon that plagues the Black community....Lightskin vs Darkskin.
In comparison to darker skin, studies show that lighter skinned people are less likely to be incarcerated, more likely to be in political leadership, have higher education, income, and job statuses. Is this merely a coincidence, or systematic?
Studies also show that these disparities of light vs dark, happens at a higher rate within the race of blacks, than those outside of the race.
In your day to day interaction, do you see a certain prejudice or bias towards/against the dark skin/light skin individuals? Is this something amongst "US" that speaks to OUR core issues of "self-hate" or is it much to do about nothing?
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