Black People : Are we regressing? Black people and skin lightening in 2016

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    nilevalley Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's 2016. 50 years after Malcolm X and the beginnings of the "Black Pride Movement" millions of words have been written on our journey through slavery and the Jim Crow era. Brilliant black social activists and Black psychologists and psychiatrists have dedicated their time to explain to us the origins
    of those inferiority feelings when we stand in front of our mirrors and scowl at our dark skin covering,wide noses and thick lips and frown at our hair after it is washed and goes into tight
    kinky curl instead of falling long and straight like white men hair.

    All of the books, lectures and speeches and 50 years after the Black Pride movement, Have we really changed? why do have famous people like Lil Kim bleach their skin until it's white and why are everyday black people like the
    young brother in this video, giving instructions on how to "lighten" your dark skin? This video by the way has over 200,000 views.

    Is there any hope for us? Will it get better or become much worse? what will become of black Americans? :what:


     
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    I think it will become much worse before it gets better. It seems many of our people are racing to the bottom, embracing ignorance and self-annihilation.
     
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    This video just stirs up memories from my childhood and time when colorism was just simply rampant.It did have a negative on me too. When I was nine I snuck a jar of bleaching home. I had it concealed inside a Sunday newspaper
    I was sent to pick up from the corner drug-store. I remember seeing this brand of skin lighting cream in ad
    inside of Ebony magazine. I wanted to look like the model I wanted her near white skin. I felt life would be easier for
    me and I would be loved and accepted.
    Amazing after all these years to see a video of a young black man instructing other black people on how to lighten their skin.
    Nothing seems to change does it? I wonder how many young african-american children saw this clip and did just as I did decades ago
    go out and buy a bleaching agent and try to alter their skin hue?
    When will it end? I just don't know. I get the feeling if this doesn't end, In a few hundred years blacks won't exist the way we appear today in 2016. All dark skin will be gone,a prototype of black will have arisen.
     
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    I think the longer we live in this land that has choked the life out of our culture, and has eradicated our knowledge of self; the worst we get. In any multicultural society, symbol imperialism is what confront blacks the most.

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    No problem sista.....:cool:

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