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Same-Race Racism: Inside Racial Divide

  Broadcast in Culture

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Same-race racism occurs when members of one race associate behaviors or appearances of other members of their race as being related to negative features of another race. Some darker-skinned African Americans dislike lighter-skinned African Americans because of their lighter shade of skin, which may or may not be associated with white parentage at some point in their genealogy. A form of cultural racism (see above) can also be related to this, where members of a racial group are chastised by members of their own group for co-opting a culture which is perceived to be associated with another race. (e.g., A stigma against "acting white" exists in some African-American communities.)

I am surprised that SAME-RACE RACISM is still going on today when WE ALL should be concentrating on bigger issues, such as our economy, and how we will survive as a HUMAN RACE. 

Join me in this very needed conversation... help me understand why we continue to use skin color against one another.

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