Re: Statistics vs. Speculation *LINK*
Posted By: discipleofmaat In Response To: Re: Statistics vs. Speculation *LINK* (rasi)
Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2009, at 7:00 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Statistics vs. Speculation *LINK* (rasi)
*******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.
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