Light vs. Dark
Listen, we need to talk about this because it’s not going away.
The black community has a disease. That disease is called Colorism. Yes, boys and girls, I’m going there.
There are blacks who believe that because they are the color of caramel or mocha, they’re better and more attractive than our chocolate sisters and brothers.
When we were slaves, the white master raped our maternal ancestors. This forced copulation obliterated our dark skin and transformed us into The Mulatto, which actually translates to “mule”. The Mulatto, both black and white, was the shameful proof of the masters lust for dark flesh. His spawn, if he desired, would be given special treatment like working in the house, also called “House Negro” instead of working out in the field, ie “Field Negro”. The House Negro would be better fed, better dressed but not necessarily better treated. The illusion of being with the master gave the House Negro a false sense of superiority over his Field brethren. White society brainwashed ALL OF US into believing that white is better, smarter, prettier and more valued.
Black women and men began to desire straight hair, smaller noses and lips and whiter skin. This brainwashing spread like wildfire causing a Caste System amongst Colored people everywhere. Soon there would be the infamous Brown Paper Bag test, schools, organizations, parties, sororities(Spike Lee’s School Daze, anyone?) even preferential treatment in housing and employment. Crazy shit this Caste System.
Fast forward to modern-day AmeriKlan. Blacks bleach their skin to a frighteningly pale hue, surgically alter their God-given features and don’t get me started on weaves…all to appear whiter.
Listen, let’s have some real talk, you and me.
In the world of Whiteness, no matter how light-skinned you are, no matter how straight your hair, no matter if you have blue eyes, a la Vanessa Williams, you are still a nigger. You are at the bottom of the barrel with education( no one gives a shit about your Yale certificate ), healthcare( high blood pressure and diabetes, anyone?), housing( they don’t want you in their neighborhoods) and employment( that’s a whole other post…coming soon).
This dark vs. light bullshit has to stop!
You think white people look at Italians and say, ” Hey, you…yeah you…fucking tan complexioned, dark-haired, swarthy motherfucker! Go back to Italy and eat some lasagna, you fucking Dago!” Ummmmmmmm………………..no.
We are one people. From the same continent. No…Africa is not a country. All related under God. All from the same system of oppression. Jews stick tighter than dried snot on a Kleenex. Why can’t we? Support us. And love us. To save us.
Do you have a light vs. dark story?