Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent
Posted By: Bantu-Kelani In Response To: Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent (leslie)
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2006, at 9:17 a.m.
In Response To: Re: What does it mean to be black in the 21st cent (leslie)
You wrote: [ Selassielive, I understand your complex. You may have some white ancestry in your past, and may even be of a fairer hue than some of your peers or family members. Thus, you seek to separate yourself by your ‘brown hue’. I think that contrary to what you have responded, you are very uncomfortable with the issue of colourism. ]
I think you are right Leslie. The topic of "colorism" is not to maliciously hurt the feeling of brother Selassielive because he is a Diasporian African. Because diasporian African people mixed and mingled everywhere.
Me being a pure black of Africa, doesn’t make me feel "superior" than him! But let's look on TV who dominate the screen? Who makes more money as so-called "black" artists? What kind of people has looks that most African/blacks desire and get surgery to obtain?
Who think the pure black continentals are ugly fools, naked running around, drinking blood from animals, and yelling and dancing, aids, sick, and savage? Excuse me, it's the ultralightskinned multiracial Diasporians!
But Selassielive thinks I am the one treating lightskinned diasporians with contempt??? I don’t think so!!!
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