Nov 24, 2009
Self Hatred Runs Deep
We've all heard about bleaching before; and I know we have bleaching agents on the market here in America to help us rid of dark spots caused by pigmentation (stress, breakouts, bruises). But when does bleaching go too far? When is it more than just a beauty ritual and an obsession? Take this family here in Jamaica who bleach their skin to be accepted, or have some sort of status. Is self hatred that deep in our race? All over the world? Lets not even go there; this practice of bleaching is in Asia, Europe, everywhere!
So wonder, people with dark skin have so much to deal with. Just to know their skin is hated and lighter skin is preferred nationwide may be too much to bear. Take for instance, a rapper by the name of Mr. Fab stated, "I don't like dark skinned women, I only need them to buy my albums." Really Mr. Fab? You don't like dark skinned women but you are dark yourself? Let's not forget that other pint sized rapper, Young Berg who stated he didn't like dark skinned women either.
Look all I am saying is that there is a problem worldwide with hatred amongst dark skinned people. Yea, we can blame media and society all we want but it starts within. If you don't love you and you don't think about your own attitudes and actions about darkskinned, or kinky hair...etc. how are we going to change the mindset of ignorance?
Think about it!
Thank you Empress, Nerissa Irving for the info!
Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!