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Old 08-23-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I am upset that my last thread got closed.

I noticed that most of the black women that are considered pretty are somewhat mixed looking. Black women like me, who are non-mixed looking, typically are not celebrated for our beauty. I feel that people don't even realize we exist anymore.

Even in social situations, I notice people tend to gravitate towards black people who are lighter and have moderate to heavily mixed features. I often find myself being looked over, or marginalized.

 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Please stop. Please.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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While its true black women who are mixed are considered more attractive by society that doesn't mean dark skin black women aren't seen as attractive or can't get dates/ get married/ have kids. As for lightskin/Darkskin in general I said it before I'll say it again As long as in our society masculinity is tall, dark and handsome, femininity will be dainty, light and pretty
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Let's turn this thread into a celebration of the "other" black beauties.

I'll start!

Tika Sumpter: she is totally All-America girl


Jill Marie Jones (where is she hiding!)


This is one of my fave blogs. Street style, range of skin tones, shapes, and sizes. Sometimes the looks are a little "fashion bloggy" but a good read nonetheless.
Black Girls Killing It
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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While its true black women who are mixed are considered more attractive by society that doesn't mean dark skin black women aren't seen as attractive or can't get dates/ get married/ have kids. As for lightskin/Darkskin in general I said it before I'll say it again As long as in our society masculinity is tall, dark and handsome, femininity will be dainty, light and pretty
You realize this post is 100% not helpful right?
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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She doesn't look mixed race to me, and she's beautiful. And actually, I think she looks MUCH prettier than Tyra in this picture. Next to her rich, chocolate skin Tyra looks a bit jaundiced.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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I don't know what you're talking about....I'm not light or mixed and i know I'm the bomb. I get approached a lot, at the gym, the grocery store, the mall...you name it. Where do you live that you feel only light or mixed women get all the attention?
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Here we go again
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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She has killer style:

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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So while looking for more positive examples of dark-skinned beauties I had to stop and wonder, how do you even tell what skin color a celebrity is? The lighting, the makeup, their outfit, and the flash of the camera seem to make some women's skin tone appear anywhere between deep mocha and barely tanned.

I was looking at Jada Pinkett Smith and I think this was probably the most beautiful pic that came up on the search
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