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- Songs that praise light skin by devaluing & disrespecting dark skin
- Telling children to “stay out of the sun” because you don’t want them to be darker
- “”“Preferences”“” for light skin 🙃
- People with light skin being listened to more often than people with dark skin
- Light skin being associated with beauty & intelligence in and outside the black community while dark skin is associated with aggression and ugliness
- Favouring family members with light skin immediately over those with dark skin
- Media depicting acceptable blackness as light skin
- When actors/actresses with dark skin are cast, their roles are often loud, aggressive, ghetto, etc
- Or casting actors/actresses with light skin to play characters with dark skin instead of just fucking hiring somebody with dark skin
- Dark skin being the punchline of shitty “jokes” about how nobody could love dark skin
- “We all niggas to the whites” being said to shut down conversations about colorism
- “I don’t realize that talking about colorism isn’t dismissing the struggles I face as a black person, so I’m going to derail conversations about colorism whenever I see them and not bother to learn about it” 🙃
- When the above thing happens people with light skin always think they in the right because colorism teaches us that we’re smarter than people with dark skin and by default right
- Tbh somebody with light skin could just be breathing or doing something mediocre and they get praised to high heaven, which goes back to the idea of light skin being so over valued in our community
- Half of us ain’t even all that we just light
- Makeup catering to people who are white passing or have light skin
- People with dark skin being told they can’t wear certain colors/patterns
- I can guarantee we (light skinned people) salty when a woman with dark skin gets more attention than us because colorism is so pervasive it’s taught us that we’re better and deserve more attention automatically
- Language differences: in daily conversation people with light skin are less dehumanized and more respected than people with dark skin
- I really believe if I wasn’t light I would not be able to do this project because nobody would listen to me. I’m not even saying anything new or inventive, I’m just repeating what people with dark skin have been saying
- If any of this is outta line I’d be more than happy to be corrected by somebody who has experienced/experiences colorism 😊
The 4th & 5th one is the one ive dealt with for 5 months straight……including my with my ex gf and ex bf.
And overmasculinizing (Idk if that’s a word but y’all get me) dark skin
You see how she explained how race is a social construct (it is) while ALSO SAYING THAT RACISM EXISTS AND IS FUCKED UP? You see how she did that? Don’t mistake this for colorblindness because it clearly isn’t.
Toni Morrison breaks it down.
The Colbert Report…
Within the past year, my physical health has plummeted, to the point where I can barely walk more than around my house. The doctors keeps putting everything on the backburner to explore a new issue with my body coming to light - this means that I cannot get a diagnosis for my condition. This means that I need to fund any equipment I need myself
As many people may be aware, electric wheelchairs are very expensive. I have been getting by with a manual and a motor attachment (that should not be passenger-operated under any circumstances) until just recently, when a very unfortunate turn of events lead to me losing the motor. Even if I was to replace it, I would still be using a piece of equipment in a way that may well be dangerous, so I have decided that I would like to save up for an electric wheelchair (believe it or not, buying an electric wheelchair is still about half of the price of a passenger-operated motor attachment for a manual)
100% of the funds will be used to buy an electric wheelchair, most likely from Lloyds BetterLife. The funding goal would get me a Drive Enigma Energi Electric Powerchair from them (it’s what’s in the picture)
Any way you could help would be greatly appreciated. If you can’t afford to donate, sharing this around would be of great benefit
Thanks in advance for anything you can do
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