Re: And still no answer...
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: And still no answer... (Eja)
Date: Friday, 4 November 2005, at 8:50 a.m.
In Response To: And still no answer... (Eja)
Earlier on I said:
"Light-skinned ones mostly mix with other light-skinned ones. It is not like they generally embrace dark-skinned Blacks. Some light-skinned ones may get involved with darker-skinned ones only when the darker-skinned ones have lots of money, and/or can give them more of their perception of upward social mobility."
gman responded with:
"Lightskin ones mostly mix with other lightskin ones"
I don't think this is a true generalization in the U.S. context. Perhaps in other contexts. But in the U.S. Black people in the "hood" regardless of skin shade mostly mix with other Black people in the "hood". There ain't no separate ghettoes for lightskinned and darker skinned folks.
I generally agree with your other points about people's perceptions of beauty etc., *as generalizations* which I think is how they were intended to be taken.
I have to go to work now... I will respond to other posts on this thread later.
~ I felt he interpreted "mix" to mean 'hang out with on the block' or casual sex. I meant mix on more levels. If most people, including light-skinned Blacks, are programmed to feel light-skinned is beautiful/better for upward social mobility, then most light-skinned Blacks would also be inclined to marry/breed with other light-skinned Blacks.
How is this different in the US?
I would also like to see some responses to your question.
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