Black People : How black is black, how do you label POC and why?

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  1. tigerlilly

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    There is ongoing dialogue in the black community regarding skin color (light, dark, red, yellow, etc). There are less pressed dialogues about what is black and who is considered black, yet the two dialogues seem to coincide.

    My question is how do you label a person's blackness? Is someone who is a quarter black and light skinned considered less black than a person who is a quarter black and dark skinned?

    When does a person "stop" being black? Do you go Jim Crow (~1/32 black makes you black) or do you decide differently, and is it color or descent that influences your decision?

    In making these decisions, what are you considering as factors of blackness? Is it color, parents, upbringing, education, identificatoon of self, or what?

    I ask the question because there are black people who look down on those they see as less black and vice versa, and i just want to know how you go about in your mind deciding someone is less or more black than you, what does that even mean, and what is the point?
     
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    Ongoing?
     
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    Yea, ongoing as in black people have been having these conversations about skin color for decades. Ongoing like black people talk about other black people and judge them continuously. Ongoing like someone has asked or.pomdered this question before, and lo and behold, thirty years from now, someone will again. Ongoing.
     
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    ...and first page of the forum list of this very website there is a dark skin light skin board. My first visit to this site is a skin debate already in motion.

    Would you care to argue that it isnt ongoing?
     
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    Would you?
     
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    Obviously not as to me its clearly ongoing. You seem to think otherwise? Then again its hard to tell since you choose to answer questions with more questions instead of answering the question, so idk whose time you wasting more, mine or yours. But, my points been made clear. Expand and Explain or whats your point?
     
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    this topic has been discussed ad nauseum on this site...

    do a search on color and add on....

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    Yes very clear. Thank you.
     
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    I tried that. I suppose im looking for too specific an answer.
     
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