|Melanin is a blessing -- |
the more the better!
By buying into the “white is right” mentality, some blacks are playing the role of white supremacists.
So Beyonce is back in the news with another accusation of skin lightening for her upcoming album cover.
Now I don’t know if she has bleached her skin Michael Jackson or Sammy Sosa style, used extra-light foundation or it’s just the lighting of the photo shoot, but regardless of the process that was used she looks like a blonde-haired white woman.
The problem I see with this is that when black women condone this type of thing they misrepresent black women as a whole. By lightening your skin or attempting to look more white you’re giving a big slap to people of African descent.
Now I’ve read people justify skin lightening with the comment that white people tan their skin, so what’s so wrong with it?
Well the same way that blacks are slapping their ancestors by attempting to look more white, whites are doing the same to their people by trying to look more black. It’s not okay either way. It's trying to be something that you're not.
Some Blacks are White Supremacists
I think it’s sad and disgusting when blacks sell out to the idea of “white is right.” And it permeates throughout the psyches of our young people.
I had the displeasure of reading a sampling from a light skin, dark skin war on Twitter. One of the top tweets was a disparaging remark about dark-skinned girls.
Team dark skinned and team light skinned? Really, young people?
Listen, you’re team BLACK and your parents should be telling you that. Whites have been trying for centuries to keep black people divided, and you’re just helping them out! You should just go ahead and join the Klan because you’re acting just like a white supremacist when you put down dark-skinned people.
The original man and woman were a pair of dark-skinned black people in sub-saharan Africa. All colors and variations of people came from them. Educate yourself, watch The Human Family Tree on Netflix.
Brown and Dark-Skinned Black Girls, You’re Beautiful
Before I get too wound up here, let me get to the main reason why I wrote this post. It was not to lambast Beyonce or any other celebrity who has chosen to take on more Eurocentric features in order to be accepted by mainstream America. That’s their choice and one of the main reasons why I just can’t support many mainstream artists. They’re sold to the highest bidder.
I wrote this post to specifically tell brown and dark skinned girls everywhere that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and don’t let anyone ever tell you any different! You do not have to look white in order to be a gorgeous human being.
You were blessed with extra melanin in your skin which will increase the chances that you’ll still look 25 when you’re 45 without plastic surgery (think Cynthia Bailey and Iman). Thank God for that!
I know it’s hard, but do your best to ignore the mainstream media. Media outlets have been brainwashing the masses with messages that make them insecure about their beauty for decades (and they will pay for it).
Put down those magazines with whites and white-washed blacks splashed across the cover and pick up a book that will enrich your mind and give you ammo when you’re faced with a hater —
Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey, who was very authentically pro-black.
I haven't seen the Dark Girls Documentary yet, but maybe that will help too.
Parents if you’re reading this and you have a child who may be struggling with skin color issues, PLEASE get her something that will empower her with information and give her more confidence going forward.
Let your lovely light shine young beautiful black girls. I love you!