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View Poll Results: Do You Think Most Blacks Are Trying To Be White?
Yes, Likely They Want To Blend In With Part of Society/Fashion 10 14.93%
Yes, Because They Feel Victimized/Hated Otherwise 3 4.48%
No, This Is Absurd & Possibly Racist To Even Point Out 14 20.90%
No, Only a Small Percentage Do It 22 32.84%
None Of The Above 18 26.87%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think it does represent a shift. And if you'll notice, those white men are more than likely with dark-skinned black women, not the light-skinned women one might initially expect.
I did notice that!
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Time and time again, we see way too many Black celebrities and regular folks relaxing their hair, making it blonde, getting nose surgery and even waist/hip reductions. It just seems so obvious that many are changing their appearances to look "White".
To quote the great Malcolm X they have something known as white's disease...


Malcolm X - You Got What's Known As 'White's Disease' - YouTube
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Some interesting reads on white washing. What do you guys think?

Korra Is Not Tan • Whitewashing is racist.

Tumblr's Social Justice Hypocrisy - SJW Media Whitewashing Hypocrisy

This is a jar full of major characters* ... | Time-Machine? Yeah!
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Beyonce doesn't want to be white. She's just smart. She crafted this image she has so that she can appeal to the white mainstream. The blonde hair, L'Oreal commercials, contouring makeup, and the heavily pop influenced songs and performances makes her more universal.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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To quote the great Malcolm X they have something known as white's disease...
I'm by no means NOI, but I do think that the assassination of Malcolm X was a great tragedy for combating the problems in the urban black community.

The strategy of the Civil Rights movement was founded on racism as it existed in the south, which was very specific in its effects, both negative and positive. Martin Luther King was the target of discrimination and always under the death threat of a lynch mob from the day he was born, yet he had a relatively genteel upbringing that was nearly impossible for a kid born at the same time in the urban ghetto.

A black man in the south knew precisely what kept him from going farther in life, and that it was nothing internal, but external. A black man in the north might not have that realization.

Malcolm X knew the mindset produced by the ghetto in a way that Martin Luther King and other current Civil Rights leaders--nearly all Southern-born--never could have. I think he was correct (and, in a way, NOI was correct) that blacks in the north needed a period of separated self-reliance that had been forced upon blacks in the south. His assassination was a tragedy.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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Some interesting reads on white washing. What do you guys think?

Korra Is Not Tan • Whitewashing is racist.
That is a valid point. BTW, I noted the blog showed this picture without comment:



Many people might recognize the top middle image as Casper Van Diem playing the lead character of "Juan Rico" from the SF movie "Starship Troopers."

But many people don't realize that the character had been whitewashed. In the very popular and controversial book (that has never been out of print since 1959), Juan Rico is Filipino.

Of course, that's not the only thing the movie got horribly wrong compared to the book.

These two blogs are necessary complements to one another. The second explains why the first has no valid point.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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White women wear weaves/extensions as well.
yep
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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If Africans are openly doing this, why is it so hard to believe that there are some confused and self-hating blacks in this country doing it as well?

African Phenomenal of Bleaching skin to look “white ...

African Singer Speaks Openly About Bleaching Her Skin ...

South African Singer Bleaches Skin, Has a 'Passion For ...
to be fair, that is a totally different culture.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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to be fair, that is a totally different culture.
Yet still faced since the beginning of their European colonization by the same preponderance of the Caucasian as the world epitome of beauty and civilization.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Yet still faced since the beginning of their European colonization by the same preponderance of the Caucasian as the world epitome of beauty and civilization.
yes, but different non white cultures react differently to white supremacy, so saying that, because skin bleaching is popular in foreign countries, not just African countries, but Asian countries as well, it could be popular here is wrong. most black americans would rather die than admit to skin bleaching. it is considered shameful to us, but in some African countries celebrities openly sell and endorse skin bleaching products.
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