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Light Skinned Girls

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As I was scrolling down my Instagram timeline, I stumbled across this picture. At first I thought it was very funny because I’ve read and seen many of the “how light skin girls are” tweets and pictures. However, after reading what I read recently about how the light skin vs dark skin propaganda started I became disgusted. It made me upset to see how the talk about people of the light skin tone. People are making up memes that used to but other people down. It’s a mockery of women because they’re making fun of how some girls act. They are turning it into something much bigger than what it may seem to them.

To them it’s just fun and games but to others it may be hurtful because they are now categorized by the stereotypes. They are constantly being compared to people of other skin tones. People are even using it as a term of expression. I have a friend who would text me and when I didn’t text but he would say that “you acting light skin.” At first I found it funny because I would argue back that I’m not light skin, I’m brown skin so how am I acting like something I’m not. However, over time it began to get really annoying because the more he kept saying it the more I realized that I was being compared to somebody else.

I never realized that small things like this could be very hurtful. Even though many people try to hide or push away they fact that it bothers them, deep down inside it may truly hurt them. I feel as though our generation should be more considerate of other people’s feelings. I wish that our generation would educate themselves more about the memes that are being used because everything has a meaning behind it. Many which are racist.

-Jamekea S. Lee

Dark skin: What’s the Problem?

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It’s far easier to resent one’s own skin for giving you advantages you haven’t earned than despising it for what it takes away – Elizabeth Pears

In today society it common to heard compliments giving to women of light and fine brown skin tones. But it is rare for a women of darker skin to get complimented as much, unless they’re models with nearly perfect skin and a nice toned body. You know something alienated and different from women of lighter skin tones because “they’re pretty for a dark skin girl.”

I must say that I am one who sometimes envy both light skin and dark skin girls because of their beautiful aspects that I myself do not contain. I myself am a girl of the brown skin family, you know not too light, not too dark. However, I try and tend to distance myself from comparing my skin tone against others because over time I realized that I was doing nothing but giving into the mental illness. But it’s not easy.

Anyways here’s an interesting read about the light skin vs dark skin mentality.

http://www.newstatesman.com/society/2013/10/colourism-why-even-black-people-have-problem-dark-skin

Society is Evil

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Society is evil, it tells us what is beautiful and if you’re not what they consider beautiful then you’re just scum. Society tells us that beautiful is being skinny, have a light skin tone, straight teeth, straight hair, big boobs and a nice ass. Society is judgmental and abusive. It’s beats us down when we can not fit into it’s perfect example.

Why must I be thin, have perfect skin, have ass and tits?

I’m thin, sure. I’m skinny, I don’t gain wait. Because I have a fast metabolism.

Perfect skin. No, not I my friend. In my dreams.

Have ass and tits.  Nah, I don’t have neither of those.

So according to society, I’m not beautiful because I can not fit into every category.

And you my friend, you’re not pretty because you do not fit into every category. But those supermodels, cheerleaders, and strippers and what not, they’re beautiful. They’re beautiful because society judges us by our looks not by our intelligence. Society is evil and unfair. I’m tired of the bulls*** it puts us through. Why can’t an average teenager like me be consider pretty or just even worth something in our society? Answer me this.

Society loves knocking down our self esteem, to makes us feel worthless. But it’s up to us to allow how far the knock us down. It’s up to us to duck and dodge the jabs. Because you my friend, you skinny girl with freckles, you big girl with a nice face, you ginger, you African American, you Caucasian, you Asian, you Chinese, you ordinary person reading this blog, you are beautiful.  We, us ordinary people who live in the shadows must enter into the sun and show society, that we are something extraordinary and that society can kiss our ass.