*******I've went from 1868-1972 and have yet to find a 'light-skinned' Black Mayor in the United States. *******
My man, we ain't talking about just "HIGH YELLOW"!!!
Carl Stokes was light and Andrew Young was light.
Check the photo in the link. See the gentleman (O.M Hoover) sitting on the right of the photo? Now that's a 'dark' brother.
But besides, it is not about stats or spec. or head counts. It is about the privileges that have been possessed by the lighter half of the complexion spectrum DURING slavery and SINCE slavery.
It is not about naming examples or exceptions. It is about identifying an overwhelming trend that heavily contributes to a selective perceptions and denial mindset amongst black people.
AST responded to youu inquiry about her. Do you think she is misguided when she said that she has experienced favoritism even in Afrika? Do you think she is delusional or vain???
To say that colorism only exists in entertainment is mind-blowing. But like I said, I'll be back to address your important points.
FAIR USE NOTICE:
This site may at times contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml