Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

self -hatred

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I was just sitting here thinking about our class and out of nowhere I noticed that when we usually think of self-hatred because of our skin color or race, it is usually someone black or some other minority. You never really hear of it, although I know there is, occurring with white people often. How come??  How come some blacks tend to hate other blacks or spanish hating other spanish, etc.?


Written by alyssa1965

March 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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  1. I think it’s because during the slave days African-American were conditioned/brainwashed by whites to believe that being black was the worst thing on earth and that they should hate themselves because of their color. Whites dont have this problem because being white is the ideal image, there are no negative connotations with being white.


    March 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

  2. I agree. It is related to socialization that has been occurring for literally centuries. I’ve noticed that the few whites that “hate” whiteness were usually raised or socialized in a black environment where being black was not necessarily desired but it was the norm. However, I doubt that any white person, given the racial situation in the U.S., would choose to be black. They may act like they do, but even they can probably sense that it’s not exactly an advantage.


    March 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

  3. I feel that it is all based on skin-color. Society has made it where the lighter one’s skin is the better they are. Within black and Hispanic communities darker skinned Latinos or African- Americans are looked down upon. This discrimination has started racism within the same race and has caused division when we should be trying to stick together.


    March 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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