Racism is a belief or principle that inherits differences that exist amongst human races. These differences are determined by cultural or individual achievement. African American people are beginning to separate themselves as two different races dark skin and light skin blacks.
Beginning with slavery it is a fact that lighter skinned African Americans were house slaves and the darker skinned African Americans were field slaves being left outside in unbearable heat left to do the hard work. In the media today you can see that light skinned black people are favored over dark skinned black people. It is said that Beyoncé and Halle Berry both fair skinned women are two of the best looking women on T.V. Lil Kim and Trina both who were brown skin when they first entered the music industry are now light skin, due to bleaching their skin. There are a few dark skin people in the industry such as Lil Wayne who do not like dark skin women and has even written lyrics bashing dark skin women.
“Beautiful black women bet that bitch look better red.”
Not only is Lil Wayne dark skin but so his daughter. How can you hate your own complexion?
From my own personal experience I do believe that the black community believes that light skin blacks are more attractive than dark skin blacks. A lot of males I know believe that to have a lighter skinned female on their arm is like having a trophy. They say that they get more respect from their friends and there are viewed as “the boul with the bad ass red bone.” As if it is an accomplishment. The same with females, they believe that having children with a dark skinned male would give them dark skinned children, something looked down on. They think that dark skin children are ugly. One of my female friends believes that:
“If it aint light it aint right.”
so sad and so true.
A black man AND ONCE UPON A TIME a well known rapper Young Berg speaking on his dislike of "Black Butts"