Black History Culture : Bleaching blackness is about more than racism

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Billion Dollar Industry,


    Bleaching blackness is about more than racism


    ... Skin-lightening, using chemical products to achieve a lighter skin tone, is far too nuanced an issue for explanations like racism or sexism, commercialism or self-loathing to suffice. It is a global phenomenon currently worth about $10 billion and is expected soon to reach $23 billion. The practice of whitening is prevalent in places where slavery and racism have deep roots, like Africa and the Caribbean. And it also thrives in places bedeviled by other troubling melanin legacies, including Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America ...

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    Oh! Bro Clyde you are telling the truth!
     
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    Its a sad day my friend.:(

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    It's global and no country with a significant non-white population is free from this terrible habit.
    And now to this upcoming video. Do you think Lil wayne may have affected this rapper?
    You know after watching this video adding my name to Mars One mission doesn't seem like a bad idea!



    Imagine if the Motown gang had been like this!

     
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    Thanks for contributing, enjoyed the video.


     
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    I have spent the past 15 years wondering what is going wrong with our early 21st century global black family.
    It seems "Black Is beautiful" has become a metaphor that is crumbling and scattering into the winds of time.

     
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    The black shark attacks! Good! we need more outspoken brothers like Phil!

     
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    Yes indeed nilevalley, skin-bleaching is the cousin to another issue you've been fighting, colorism.


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    Very, very, very sad situation :facepalm:

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