Black America And Skin Complexion
Black America And Skin Complexion
By Chance Kelsey, Chancellorfiles.com
Chance: The old controversy of dark skin and light skin among black Americans and black people living in other countries just won’t disappear. It is still around but it is more undercover wherefore, in the past it was more publicly acknowledged, and more publicly accepted that light skin black were more favored and admired and dark skin blacks were distained, hated, looked down upon, and un-favored by society.
The light skin dark skin controversy came from the days of slavery when light skin blacks were often allowed to work in the white slave master’s house — and dark skin blacks were kept in the fields working hard under the hot sun. Also, caramel brown skin blacks were often kept in the field with dark skin blacks too. But sometimes certain caramel brown skin blacks were allowed to work in the house. But a light skin black person was the preference of the white slave master over all blacks who were not light skinned.
I feel that Dark skin blacks have it harder than light skin blacks in general. Even though in America whether you are light skin, dark skin, or caramel skin (brown skin meaning not too dark and not too light meaning in the middle) you are still considered black.
Chance: Being light-skin myself I have had many negative encounters with dark skin blacks, and I did nothing to offend them. They tried to start fights by being rude and negative towards me and all of this was totally unprovoked. I have had dark skin black females find me attractive and it was a great complement to me and I appreciated it a lot. I feel that many dark skin and caramel skin blacks wish they were light skin. I base this upon behavioral patterns and things I have heard them say.
CARAMEL SKINNED BLACK AMERICANS ARE NOT LIGHT SKINNED
Example I see certain Caramel skin black Americans saying — that they are light skinned. But by the standards that black and white Americans used in the past — to determine who is light skinned caramel skin blacks are not considered light skinned. Now it is also a fact, that in Africa Caramel brown skin blacks are considered light skin.
They are considered light skin because their skin is lighter than dark skin blacks. So it is true that basically among the black race anywhere on this planet Carmel brown skin is light skin. In America what has happened is that white and black Americans have added skin tones that are lighter than caramel brown skin tone the black American population, and this is why — some people don’t consider caramel brown skin light skin.
When there are people with yellow, yellow red, beige, and white skin tones among African Americans (blacks) these people are considered light skin because they are lighter. Therefore, caramel brown skin is called caramel brown skin to distinguish it from skin tones that are lighter. If these lighter skin tones where not among the African American population then caramel brown skin would be considered officially light skin in among African Americans in America.
DARK SKIN SLAVES
When black slaves were first brought to America they were dark skinned not yellow light skin. But the white slave owners practiced rape, interracial marriages, and produced mix blooded wedlock children this caused a lighter group of blacks to be born. So the color–ism started to manifest among blacks as a result of this new mixed blooded group.
DARK SKIN BLACKS AND EMOTIONAL SUFFERING
It had to be very difficult mentally and emotionally on blacks who were dark skinned during the time of slavery and after. The mental and emotional scars still carried today by many dark skin blacks. This partly explain there dislike of light skin blacks combined with the superiority attitude that certain light skin blacks carry feeling that they are superior to both dark skin blacks and caramel skin blacks.
WHITE SLAVE OWNERS FEARED A BIG STRONG DARK SKIN BLACK MAN
During the times of slavery once in a while a big strong dark skin black man would go off — and become violent towards the whites on the plantation. He was tired of being mistreated and abused by everyday living on the plantation. He was tired of the humiliation of being called a NIGGER, and verbal abuse at the hands of white plantation workers. He was tired of being looked down upon by blacks who had positions of authority to watch over him and the other slaves.
The mental and emotional abuse made him finally snap and become violent, he attacked a white worker, a black who had a position of authority over him, the white master, etc this big strong dark black man would hit punch or use an object as a weapon against those he felt hurt him mentally, emotionally, or physically. He knew that he would be killed or punished severely but he did not care because death was better than the everyday indignities that he suffered. Big strong black men when they went off sometimes even killed whites and even their own slave masters. So white slave owners feared them and did not want them near the main house with out permission.
Among blacks this color-ism has tore a hole in black America but the color problem is not as bad as it use to be among blacks. Every since the success of the 1960s civil rights movement blacks both light, caramel, and dark have made great gains in America. But yes, at the same time this skin tone distinction still exist among blacks in a subtle way.
Blacks throw skin tone insults at each other and certain blacks even identify themselves by a racial epithet called nigger. This type of behavioral pattern come from the days of slavery when whites called blacks nigger and made fun of black skin and now blacks self impose these negative words and racial epithet on themselves — because they have been psychologically condition to do so.
This psychological conditioning has been passed on generation after generation among blacks with extremely negative results example publicly calling each other niggers in front of the members of other racial groups. This is a form of self imposed inferiority and a type of self hate that often is done unconsciously.
BLACKS SHOULD FORM THEIR OWN OPINIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES
Blacks should create their own opinion about themselves when it comes to black society at large. And stop accepting the opinions of what whites said about them from the times of slavery up to the present day. If blacks agree with some negative opinion that whites have said about them then at least blacks can say — that after careful consideration we agree with that particular opinion that white have about us regarding this particular matter.
Or we disagree with whites on this matter; the point being is blacks need to make their own opinions and observations about themselves independent of the opinions of whites and other racial groups. Whites and other racial group don’t let blacks determine how they feel about themselves. Forming opinions about themselves will be the first step towards ending the skin tone class system among themselves.
By Chance Kelsey (Chancellor)
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