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Old 11-13-2009, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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A friend told me that lighter blacks and treated better in society than darker blacks.

I'm a young lighter black male and I've never noticed this. Based on the completion of my skin, he asks "Why aren't the girls chasing you? Girls are watching you".

He also said that they are accepted in society in regards to employment and living in an integrated, diverse society with whites.

Is it really a myth or fact that lighter blacks and treated fairly than darker blacks?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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A friend told me that lighter blacks and treated better in society than darker blacks.

I'm a young lighter black male and I've never noticed this. Based on the completion of my skin, he asks "Why aren't the girls chasing you? Girls are watching you".

He also said that they are accepted in society in regards to employment and living in an integrated, diverse society with whites.

Is it really a myth or fact that lighter blacks and treated fairly than darker blacks?
I think it's probably true, but you can go far out with it, too.


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Old 11-14-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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A friend told me that lighter blacks and treated better in society than darker blacks.

I'm a young lighter black male and I've never noticed this. Based on the completion of my skin, he asks "Why aren't the girls chasing you? Girls are watching you".

He also said that they are accepted in society in regards to employment and living in an integrated, diverse society with whites.

Is it really a myth or fact that lighter blacks and treated fairly than darker blacks?
There have been entire books written about this. One is called Colorstruck--I don't remember the authors, but it was a collaboration of several.

There's also a book called The Sweeter the Juice about how skin shade has historically affected African-Americans. This one in particular deals with "passing".

You can Google those titles if you are interested in the subject.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Sonoita
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A friend told me that lighter blacks and treated better in society than darker blacks.

I'm a young lighter black male and I've never noticed this. Based on the completion of my skin, he asks "Why aren't the girls chasing you? Girls are watching you".

He also said that they are accepted in society in regards to employment and living in an integrated, diverse society with whites.


Is it really a myth or fact that lighter blacks and treated fairly than darker blacks?
Yes there is a prejudice within black community on shades of color. Look at Obama. The man is half white, but does anybody recognize this? No because he is still called the first Black American President. They just can't look beyond those African features.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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A friend told me that lighter blacks and treated better in society than darker blacks.

I'm a young lighter black male and I've never noticed this. Based on the completion of my skin, he asks "Why aren't the girls chasing you? Girls are watching you".

He also said that they are accepted in society in regards to employment and living in an integrated, diverse society with whites.

Is it really a myth or fact that lighter blacks and treated fairly than darker blacks?
Your friend is an idiot. Try to avoid people like that.

For example:

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Yes there is a prejudice within black community on shades of color. Look at Obama. The man is half white, but does anybody recognize this? No because he is still called the first Black American President. They just can't look beyond those African features.
Reading or listening to stuff like this will make you stupid. Find intelligent people in real time to have a dialogue with. You can't fly with the eagles if you are hanging out with the turkeys.
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