Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Tyra Banks Show

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The other day I was watching a rerun on the Tyra Banks show, and she happened to be discussing light skinned blacks and dark-skinned blacks. On  the show there were two sisters, one was light and the other was dark skinned. They talked about how the lighter sister was favored more by their parents because her skin color. Why does this happen? What makes lighter skin prettier than darker skin. The answer to this question is absolutely nothing. The darker sister was trying to bleach her beautiful skin to become lighter, to become more beautiful. Now- a -days, for some reason the society believes that long hair and light skin  is the perfect way to be. This is a huge problem within the African American Community. Dark skin is beautiful, it has texture and depth, and people need to realize this.

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Written by medusmango

January 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree that this is a huge problem in the African American community. You would think that throughout all the discrimination and hardships we faced as a race for many years that we would not ostracize each other and be more accepting but this is not the case. I feel like this is part of the reason why racism still exists, we as a people need to come together (like all the all races) and stop discriminating against our own people.

    taishae

    January 30, 2010 at 2:39 am

  2. I agree tearing each other down does nothing but allow racism and discrimination to exist.

    tif7

    January 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm

  3. I think that is absolutely horrible that the two sisters received differential treatment by their parents just because of skin color. I hope the other sister can learn to accept her darker skin color because having darker skin makes you no worse than someone with lighter skin. It is horrible that even parents could be racist against their own children!

    amgostigian

    January 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

  4. I think all colors are beautiful. Yes society does have issues on wanting all women to be light skinned. Looking in most rap videos there are dozens of light skin women compared to a few dark skinned women. Watching these videos you would think every person is suppose to be light skinned, with long hair and skinny. If that’s the case every female would look the same.

    misssandib

    January 31, 2010 at 3:17 am


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