Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-22-2014, 12:25 PM
 
28,559 posts, read 18,560,412 times
Reputation: 30797

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Californian34 View Post
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.
Skin bleaching has been tried in the US. There were skin bleaching preparations hawked in the US decades ago, but they were found to be snake oil.

Moreover, it's still being practiced in the US at the high end by a number of celebrities who can afford the preparations that won't turn their livers to paste.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-22-2014, 01:15 PM
 
2,463 posts, read 2,769,730 times
Reputation: 3627
But, I thought her hair was natural?

Miss Nene Leakes



Dr Rachael Ross from the Doctors



Miss Beyonce

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 01:39 PM
 
860 posts, read 1,102,711 times
Reputation: 502
Is skin bleaching any different than tanning?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 01:51 PM
 
28,559 posts, read 18,560,412 times
Reputation: 30797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprite97 View Post
Is skin bleaching any different than tanning?
Yes, it is. You can tell by asking people why they do each. White people will say that tans give the perception of health and the luxury of leisure. "You have a tan! Did you just come back from vacation? Where? Hawaii? The Bahamas?"

Ask a black person why she bleaches her skin. "To give the perception of health" won't be on the list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 01:53 PM
 
860 posts, read 1,102,711 times
Reputation: 502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph_Kirk View Post
Yes, it is. You can tell by asking people why they do each. White people will say that tans give the perception of health and the luxury of leisure. "You have a tan! Did you just come back from vacation? Where? Hawaii? The Bahamas?"

Ask a black person why she bleaches her skin. "To give the perception of health" won't be on the list.
It doesn't matter what they say. The point is they are both (purposely) altering their skin, either darker or lighter. Trying to be another color.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 02:02 PM
 
28,559 posts, read 18,560,412 times
Reputation: 30797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprite97 View Post
It doesn't matter what they say. The point is they are both (purposely) altering their skin, either darker or lighter. Trying to be another color.
An athlete in training may eat 3,000 calories a day because his training goals demand it; a depressed person might eat 3,000 calories a day for emotional comfort. The reasons why two people might do the same thing are significant.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
8,928 posts, read 14,245,372 times
Reputation: 4853
I'd say that black women with blonde hair is certainly no worse than white women getting injections in their lips and backsides or wearing butt pads in order to achieve that curvier, more lush body shape that women of color are known for.

It's not about wanting to be another race. It's about these women aiming for this central, universal idea of what they feel "beauty" is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
3,027 posts, read 2,505,879 times
Reputation: 1964
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9162 View Post
But, I thought her hair was natural?

Miss Nene Leakes



Dr Rachael Ross from the Doctors



Miss Beyonce
just a side note, most blonde white women aren't natural blondes either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
22,564 posts, read 24,353,783 times
Reputation: 20213
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChocLot View Post
That is not acting black. Everything you wrote is about being urban and it crosses all racial lines.


NOPE, those fools definitely "Whitey trying to act Black".....they get labeled with the dreaded W word by me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Guest
 
n/a posts
White people trying to be black...black people trying to be white...we always want what we don't have. That's why we want it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:37 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top