Look at these beautiful dark skinned women:
It saddens me to know that so many people view dark skin as less attractive, less beautiful, and less desirable. We must KILL this mindset!!! It stems from ignorance and self-hatred. We can be so hurtful to each other at times. And the thing that we don’t realize is that the name calling and belittling of darker women doesn’t just hurt them, it hurts all of us. It hurts us all because it divides us as a race. It hurts us all because we have taken the place of the white people back in the day who tried to hold us down and keep us in “our place,” because now we do it to each other through insults, and adopting a mindset that causes a group of people to feel inferior. It hurts us all because if we hate dark skin then we hate our blackness in general. And if you think that these women would be MORE attractive if they were lighter, then you need to examine yourself and make some serious changes in your thinking. Because skin tone shouldn’t, and DOESN’T define beauty.
Society purposely leaves some people out as they define the standard of beauty. I’ve touched on this before in my earlier posts, but I will continue to talk about it because it’s so true and it damages the self-esteem of so many women. They take lighter skin, straighter hair, smaller frames, and they dress it up and present it with lights, and music, and make-up, CONDITIONING us to believe that is what’s most beautiful. Think about it, if you take anything or anyone and for years and years, and present it with all the glory that the media has to offer, people will start to adore it.
I love my beautiful dark-skinned sisters. I want any one who may be struggling with self-esteem issues because of their skin tone to know this: You are beautiful the way God made you!!! Don’t let the ignorance of others destroy the way you see yourself. Everybody has the right to look in the mirror and feel confident, but we take that away from each other by embracing this ‘lighter = better’ mindset. And we rob each other of that by defining the standard of beauty based on something that slave owners used to separate us. And black people, we have to realize that the only reason that so many of us are lighter is because white men RAPED our ancestors. We would all be dark-skinned for the most part!!! So let’s stop this madness, share this post with someone if you agree with me, or share it with someone who may be having trouble with self-esteem because of this craziness that we’ve allowed to go on for FAR TOO LONG. much love guys <3 :-D
Watch this short documentary called dark girls, and see the affect this mindset has had on our people: