Black Parenting : 9 year old girl wants to be light skinned

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  1. MsInterpret

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    For some reason, the video wouldn't load.


    But, just from the title, my first thoughts were:

    1. The Doll Test

    and

    2. "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Real Truth!




    From my view, Tyra said it all, blames goes directly to society and the mass media. Pearl and her mom are beautiful, and to hear that mom had the same problem growing up is unbelieveable...but mom nailed it with her comment on self-hate.

     
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    Great find Sis, thankyou... :)

    I appreciate Tyra's sentiments, I feel that they're coming from a place of sincerity, but her words are almost rendered worthless without actions to back them up...she needs to lose the lace wigs! People like her, Oprah, Michelle...not my personal role models, but they are influential to a great many and they could begin to make the change, start a movement, by embracing their natural selves.

    Hotep
     
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    Peace,

    This is gonna continue if the babies are taught by dysfunctional people. Parents who are screwed up are gonna have children who are screwed up. Simple as that.

    Peace
     
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