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Old 09-02-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I don't understand the question. Do you consider lightskinned Black people to be white or hispanic? I know if I bleach I will still be considered Black or a woman of color. I just want to look lighter because men seem to find it more attractive, and often you get treated better by society.
If you have the choice to be (A) Hispanic/Asian/White Girl or (B) the way you are just now, which one would you choose.

 
Old 09-02-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Yes, it's the same woman. There was a lot of controversy surrounding what she did. Her name is MsHoza and she is from Africa. The Africans seem to have figured out what works on making darkskin significantly lighter. However, its not like that over here in America. There are more products to help white people tan, but not help black people get lighter. I called a few dermatology clinics and they don't have any resources to give me the results I want. I can't afford to go over to Africa and then pay for treatment. I wish I could.
If that is the same woman I would have to venture to say that she has done well more than skin bleaching.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Less acceptance by other races (even those inside your race)
Poor service when you go dining, retail
Less overall respect by society

Its not just about finding a man, but the fact that universally many people find lighter toned individuals less threatening and they tend to be much more accepting of them.
Lol, this is exactly how short men are treated (EXACTLY), yet we still manage to find ways to be happy, confident, get married and succeed. You need to suck it up and deal with where you are. Confidence and being comfortable in your own skin will get you a lot further in life.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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If you have the choice to be (A) Hispanic/Asian/White Girl or (B) the way you are just now, which one would you choose.
Hispanic is not a race. And there are black hispanics. Why do you keep implying that lighterskinned means wanting to be white or another race? You do know that you can be light and Black at the same time...
 
Old 09-02-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Less acceptance by other races (even those inside your race)
Poor service when you go dining, retail
Less overall respect by society

Its not just about finding a man, but the fact that universally many people find lighter toned individuals less threatening and they tend to be much more accepting of them.
So, instead of fighting to reverse institutional racism in our society by loving yourself and refusing to let other people put you down for being a dark-skinned woman, you fold and try to become what you think will make you become accepted?
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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LOL it doesnt even look like the same woman if you want to see a great example of skin bleaching google the lovely the talented Sammy Sosa.... His bleaching looks natural and perfect....
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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OMG he looks horrible!
 
Old 09-02-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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OMG he looks horrible!

Hmmm are you sure? I think his skin bleaching looks perfect its undetectable and anyone who says otherwise is just jealous
 
Old 09-02-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Up North
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It sounds dangerous/unhealthy. Anything that can make one's epidermis permanently lighter sounds pretty freaky.
 
Old 09-02-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Yes, it's the same woman. There was a lot of controversy surrounding what she did. Her name is MsHoza and she is from Africa. The Africans seem to have figured out what works on making darkskin significantly lighter. However, its not like that over here in America. There are more products to help white people tan, but not help black people get lighter. I called a few dermatology clinics and they don't have any resources to give me the results I want. I can't afford to go over to Africa and then pay for treatment. I wish I could.
You could ask the Indians,they love bleaching their skin too.
Some Hispanics know too,because it is big among some countries(Sammy Sosa and the DR)


I thought Nyanna was kidding UNTiL I overheard a patient of mine and his friend(an Indian guy and his black american male friend) talking negatively about dark skinned women.

Nyanna,you can purchase hydroquinone 10% off the internet and see how it works.
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