Tikur said: The problem is stating that someone who has light black flesh cant experience racism or discrimination.
I'm not sure where you got this from, but i definitely never stated that. In my last post i stated clearly that "all Black people may face some sort of racial discrimination" in the Global White Supremacist System. Even with this said i also stated that even though this is so, the White Power structure is more willing to entertain a person who's complexion is closer to them than a person who's somplexion is further away from them.
The issue is that dark skinned people generally are under more pressure than their lighter skinned peers because in this system lighter skin is far more acceptable that darker skin. And this is something that is perpetuated by schools, by the media, by families, by peers and by mainstream religions. So the depth of racism experienced by dark skinned Blacks are usually greater than that of people of lighter hues. This is not to discount their Africanness in any way or the fact that they also experience racism, but this is just the reality.
On the isssue of generalizations, when checking to see if they are valid or not, we have to examine whether the generalization is generally correct or not. Therefore one may say that a generalization may not be fair to some people of a group because it does not apply to them, but does that make the generalization any less true? No, it doesn't. Generally means mostly, it doesn't insinuate every single person will be that way.
Ayinde posted something abut generalizations on the reasoning forum i think, asserting that generalizations about Europeans is usually correct and those about AFricans were usually wrong. While this may be hard for some to swallow one has to examine the forces that shape how we think and who controls the majority of these mechanisms. It is the White power structure who continually portray themselves in a good light and anything about Africa or Africans are usually portrayed in a negative light.
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