The Difference In Choice
by Perfectly Flawed
In a society where if it ain’t right unless it’s very light to damn near white, comes everybody’s favorite topic, “Colorism.” On the heels of Kodak Black’s self-hating comments, two terms are at the forefront, preference and discrimination. These words have been used interchangeably to describe a choice. For instance, if a black person said they only date outside of their race then they are choosing to discriminate. Now regardless if you agree or disagree with a person’s decision to date inter-racially is not the issue. In fact, love who you want and live in that world called, I don’t see color.
However, if or when you are called into question for anything pertaining to your darker hue do not ask, “Where my people at?” It may sound heartless but if an individual is discriminating against their same skin color then they have chosen the other team. Whether or not the other side has allowed sell outs and coons to become honorary members is another subject.
If it wasn’t so sad, the thought of not being attracted to what should have been a child’s first representation of beauty; it might be laughable. After all, who doesn’t date, marry, or have a relationship with a person that is apart of their race? Apparently black people do at the end of the day and that is definitely by design. Besides the greater intent to keep us from being in love with our selves, the preference factor needs to be addressed. To be specific it just means that you favor one complexion over the other but you date all shades of the melanoid rainbow.
So is it wrong for someone to say I prefer dark skin or light skin? Actually it is not, but if that person is bashing one color over the other then it bleeds into prejudice. Instead of all of this hoopla over who is the fairest, let’s remember that if it wasn’t for dark skin there would be no light. With everything else that has encapsulated our mindset from a racial perspective we have been turned upside down. Being light is considered beautiful, soft, innocent, and pure. While on the other end of the spectrum darkness is tough, scary, and ugly.
Black people, there isn’t just a veil over our eyes; we are suffering from white supremacist cataracts. Therefore, dark skin should be celebrated for its melanin richness not persecuted.
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