Thursday, June 16, 2011

Black Men Using Biological Science To Justify Their Preference For Lighter Women

Hello, everybody! I haven't been posting here for 3 months because I've been going through a lot and I just want to take a break for a minute. I was watching one of the videos that a brother made about why black men preferred light skinned/mixed/non-black women, and he said that it's all because of biological reasons. He said that it's a biological preference for males to want white women because they are the fairest of all women and most men want fair-skinned women. They associate light skin with femininity and dark skin with masculinity. He said that light skin equates estrogen (a female hormone) and dark skin equates testosterone (a male hormone). So, in other words, the darker the woman, the more manly she looks SIMPLY because of her dark skin. This is one of the reasons why a lot of these black men abandon black women of a darker shade. A lot of black men want to justify their craving for light/white flesh by using bullshit studies that has a racist/sexist agenda. This gentleman said that using the media, and the cultural conditioning to worship European standards of beauty is a "copout", and that it's evolution that men preferred lighter women. He said that male babies like to look at lighter female faces than darker female faces. WTF?????? He said that black women have more testosterone than non-black women and that testosterone has given black women dark skin, Afro hair and African features. In other words BLACK WOMEN LOOK LIKE MEN SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR DARK SKIN, KINKY HAIR, WIDE NOSE, AND FULL LIPS! This is the most ridiculous bullshit that I have ever heard! Since when did being black for a woman is ugly but being black for a man is good-looking? This is BULLSHIT! We all know that men's craving for lighter women with long straight hair, blond hair, blue eyes, pointy nose, thin lips has a WHOOOOLE lot to do with adapting to the European standards of beauty. Biology has NOTHING to do with this. This is a LEARNED behavior! If you constantly see the same image over and over and over again, of course you will be programmed to believe that it's beautiful because that's all you see. A lot of people who come with these bullshit theories about female beauty is doing it to defeminize and dehumanize and diss black women's looks.

Most black men have been brainwashed to like light-skinned women with long straight hair, pointy nose, and thin lips. They want to use so-called BIOLOGY and EVOLUTION to justify hating darker skinned black women. It's funny how the same darker skinned women that black men diss are embraced by light-skinned black men and non-black men most of the time. Most of the black men that hate darker skinned black women are dark-skinned themselves. He also said that black men married black women by default, and that they only married black women because they have no other choice and that they have no access to non-black women, but when a black man lives in a neighborhood that's predominately non-black, nine times out of ten, he will preferred a non-black women. He failed to realize that when you live in a neighborhood where it's mostly non-black, of course he's going to date them. DUH! So what he is saying is that black men don't want black women, and if they do, a black woman can't be too dark, her hair can't be too short and nappy, she can't look too Afrocentric, her nose can't be too wide etc. They rather for black women to look more European to get with them. They want a black Barbie doll. To a black man, the more Afrocentric the black woman looks, the more black men will reject her. The more European the black woman looks, the more black men will flock to her. They don't want black women who look Afrocentric. Some of these theories say that beauty is objective when it's not. BEAUTY IS SUBJECTIVE, NOT OBJECTIVE!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Black Women, Stay Away From Self-Hating Black Men

This post is about telling my sisters to stay away from self-hating black men because when I go to YouTube, it seems like self-hating black men are exposing themselves. I ran across this YouTube account named TheLeroyRadioShow aka Corey Holcomb who have this BOYCOTTBLACKWOMEN campaign going on. He's telling all black men to leave black women alone. He said that black women are played out, and that black women are so 90s. He said that black women ought to be used as sex objects and not marriage. He said that non-black women are used for marriage only. He also said that black women shouldn't date outside the race because it looks awkward when a non-black man is with a black woman but it looks normal when a black man is with a non-black woman. WTF????? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS DUDE???? It seems to me that he hates to see black women with non-black men. It seems like he wants to see black women suffer. I'm telling you, this guy and guys like him are sick.

This is showing me that black men like him will never change their self-hating way, so black women it's time for you to start venting out to different races of men who will appreciate your brown skin, naturally Afro-textured hair, and African features. Back in the day, black men used to cherish us and love us, but now, they hate us to the oblivion simply because we're black. To tell you the truth, it's heartbreaking when a black man no longer wants to be with women that share the same ethnic background as him. I'm sorry, but anytime a black man hates a black woman or doesn't want to be with black women at all, it shows me that he doesn't like himself. It shows that he doesn't like the skin that he's in. He doesn't like his mother, sister, grandmother, aunts, female cousins. He doesn't like himself at all because a black woman is the reflection of the black man. If he doesn't like the sight of a black woman, then he doesn't like the sight of himself. Everytime I say this, they are in denial, but even racist white people can see this.

You know what, black women, it's time for you to find yourself a non-black man because by the way black men are towards black women, it's not going to get any better. It's going to get worse. I mean, look at the music videos that's out today. I don't see black women ANYWHERE as love interests of black male singers in these videos. I don't see black women as love interests in movies with black men. I don't even see biracial black women or light skinned black women in music videos and movies anymore. We are being replaced by non-black women, and I think that's part of the reason why black men are rejecting us. THE MEDIA HAS A LOT TO DO WITH BLACK MEN LEAVING US!

One thing about non-black men. They love our Afrocentric beauty. They don't look at it as disgraceful like black men of today do. They love our natural hair and brown skin. Black women, I just want to tell you that you should go where you are the most accepted.

I just want to tell you that I'm not lifting up bad black men, and I'm not here to put them on a pedestal. I'm just venting out the frustration that I had with them. It doesn't mean that I'm putting them on a pedestal.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Black Women CAN Grow Long Hair Without Being Mixed

This post is about how black women CAN grow long hair. When I think of long hair, I think of long hair length that's bra-strap and longer. A lot of people think that if your hair is not down to your waist, then it's not long, and I'm here to tell you that's far from the truth. What upsets me is when they say that black women can't grow long hair, and if black women DO grow long hair down to their bra-strap or whatever, they (racists, uninformed black people) don't call it long, but medium-length, but when a non-black woman has hair down to her bra-strap, they call it long. The reason why they did that is because of jealousy of black women with long hair. They are saying this because they want to keep the notion that black women can't grow long hair at all! Even black people said that as well. I saw these videos on YouTube about "Hair Type", and I was watching "Hair Type: 4a, 4b, 4c". 4a, 4b, 4c is Afro-textured hair type. The narrator (black woman) said that 4a, 4b, and 4c hair doesn't grow very well, and I was like WTF???? Why do people think that only people with naturally straight hair can grow hair long and fast. What she fail to realize is that ALL hair type grows, and hair texture and ethnicity doesn't determine hair growth pace. Hair growth is 1/2 to 1 inch a month.
As much as I can't stand relaxers, if Afro-textured hair doesn't grow, then how come black woman always get touch-ups every two-weeks? That's because their hair is growing! DUH! That proves that Afro-textured hair DOES grow.

Afro-textured hair is the most fragile hair of all hair types, and it easily breaks off and make it appear like our hair is not growing when it really is. The reason why is because when your hair is tightly coiled, the natural hair oil, sebum, doesn't go down our hair shaft as freely as naturally straight hair. The tighter the curl, the harder for sebum to go down freely. And because sebum doesn't go down our hair shaft freely, it's always dry, and when it dries, the hair breaks off. That's why we always put grease and oils in our hair to prevent it from drying. Using heavy grease and oils are bad idea for Afro-textured hair types. In order for Afro-textured hair to MAINTAIN hair growth without breaking off, you have to take EXTRA EXTRA care of your hair because like I said before, Afro-textured hair is more fragile than other hair types. You also have to constantly keep it moist. I notice that water is Afro-textured hair's best friend. Water works better with Afro-textured hair in its natural state. In order to seal in the moisture, you have to use a Leave-In Conditioner that has a ph Balance of 4 to 6. But remember, just because Afro-textured hair is the most fragile doesn't mean that it doesn't grow at all. Kimmaytube has videos on YouTube to explain how to grow your hair longer than it has ever been. She and other natural sistas with long hair are witnesses that unmixed black women CAN grow long hair down to their bra-straps and beyond.


Everytime there's a video of a black woman with real long hair that's NOT a weave, some ignorant commentators will come and say that her hair is not long, or she's still a bald-headed black bitch, or she must be mixed with something to get that hair length because full black women can't grow hair that long. If a dark-skinned black woman has real long hair, people assume that it's a weave because they have this notion that it's impossible for a dark-skinned black woman to have hair that long. They want to hold on to that myth that black woman who are dark-skinned or unmixed can't grow hair down to their bra-strap or waist, and if they do, they're mixed with another ethnicity. WTF???? Someone when as far to say that the more negro genes you have, the shorter your hair, and that black women have genes from Africa that determines their short hair, and I was like WTF???? And someone also said that only white, Arab, Latinas, Indians, and Asians can grow very long hair, but not African-American women unless she's mixed with white, Arab, Latina, and Indian. She said that full-blooded black woman have very short, nappy hair, and they look like men. I can tell by the comments that she made that she's racist and jealous of unmixed black women with very long hair.

Anytime a person said something awful towards unmixed black women with long hair, that person is a racist, jealous individual who feels threatened. An attractive unmixed black woman who's slim and have REAL long hair is a THREAT to a lot of people because they want to keep the notion that unmixed black women are fat, ugly, masculine, and bald-headed. They're doing this to keep themselves at the top while putting you at the bottom. They don't want you to be on the same beauty level as women of other ethnicities.

Black women, don't listen to ignorant people who tell you that you can't grow long hair. They are doing this to keep you at the bottom of society. Black women CAN grow long hair without being mixed if you take EXTRA EXTRA care of it and not put chemicals in it.

BLACK WOMEN, FOR THE LAST TIME, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MIXED TO GROW LONGER HAIR!!!!!

If you have time, I want you to go to kimmaytube's channel, and she's going to show you step by step in how to achieve longer hair naturally. She's a natural sista. Here's her channel...

http://www.youtube.com/user/kimmaytube

Friday, January 28, 2011

Why Are Black Men Causing A Division Between Black Women and Non-Black Women?

Ladies, I just want to let you know that I don't look at women of ANY race as a threat. I get along with women of all races. I don't hate women of other races because I wasn't brought up that way. With that being said, I just want to ask a question? WHY ARE BLACK MEN CAUSING A DIVISION BETWEEN BLACK WOMEN AND NON-BLACK WOMEN???? I notice that when a non-black woman dates or marries a black man, nine times out of ten, she hates black women. I understand that women in general hate on one another regardless of race, but I feel so hurt when a non-black woman who dates/marries black men hates on black women. They have this superiority complex, and they feel that because they are white, Asian, Latina, Indian, Arab, they have trump black women and they feel that they are above black women. To me, that's racist. The only non-black women that have this superiority complex are the ones who dated/married black men. The other day, someone send me a link of the hate mails of Anh Vu, and I was reading Anh Vu's responses to all the hate mail that was sent to her, and she assumed that the ones that gave her hate mails were black women, and the one thing that striked me the most is that when she said that the only time I want to be black is when it's inside of me, and then she also said that she wouldn't trade being Asian because black men love her yellow skin. This is when I got pissed off. I don't blame her for thinking like that because BLACK MEN boosted her ego up SOOO huge that she thinks that she's above black women. This is the same woman that said in one of her shows on YouTube that it has nothing to do with color. The way she responded, I beg to differ. I notice that she has TREMENDOUS hatred towards black women yet when you hear her talk, she sounds like a stereotypical black woman. I'm going to tell you the truth as of WHY she dislikes black women, and why she said what she said. The reason why Anh Vu did that is because BLACK MEN WHO DATED HER were saying negative things about black women and telling her that she's better than black women because of her hair texture and "yellow skin". Anh Vu didn't think like this overnight. All she dated were black men, so it makes sense for her to say what she said. This is a perfect example of how black men will cause a division between black women and non-black women. It seems like black men hate black women so much that he will turn the non-black woman that he dates/marries AGAINST black women. I've seen it done so many times. And because black men be boosting non-black women's ego up, non-black women, no matter how fat, ugly, mean, nasty, and slutty they are, feel that they trump black women or that they are better than black women. It's like black men who hate black women want EVERYBODY to hate black women to a T! This is SICK SICK SICK! They have TREMENDOUS self hate issues doing that. I'm going to give you another example. One of the YouTube members, BlackPowerStick, was telling a story of when he was dating a white woman, and he brought her to his home to meet his family, and while he was kicking it with his brothers and male cousins, his white girlfriend at the time, smacked his mother in the face while calling her a "black bitch", and said that "I'm better than you", and "that's why your men are going after us". And then she also attacked his sisters as well. When his mother told him what happened to them, he found it strange as in why she didn't attack his brothers and male cousins. He said that she's the type that loves black men but hates black women. When he found out what she did to his mother and sisters, he broke up with her telling her that it's over, and kicked her out of the house. He said that the reason why his ex-girlfriend did that is because the black men that she dated gas her up and boosted her ego by telling her that she's better than black women. I'm pretty sure that before she started dated black men that she didn't think like that. It's like black men want the whole world to go against black women or something. They want to make black women so undesirable that non-black men wouldn't want them, and I believe that's the whole plan of these type of black men bashing black women. THEY DON'T WANT NON-BLACK MEN TO DESIRE BLACK WOMEN!!! They want to keep black women in bondage the same way that racist white people used to keep black people in bondage. Black men have the same mentality as racist white men. Black men and racist non-black men have a lot in common. They both hate black people and black women. They both want the black race to be destroyed because of their insecurities. Let me remind you that all non-black women who dated/married black men are not like that. I always do a test to see if the BM/nonBW relationship is for real and for the right reasons. If I don't hear black men trash black women in front of their non-black spouses, then he did it for the right reasons. If a non-black woman who dates black men has black girlfriends and not thinking that she's better than black women, then it's for the right reasons. If black men who dates/marries interracially values black women AND non-black women, then it's for the right reasons. If a non-black woman or black man thinks that black women are beautiful, then it's for the right reasons. I always test their relationship to see if it's legit. I don't mind seeing black men with non-black women just as long as he still values black women, treats black women with respect, and doesn't bash us to the oblivion. Fortunately for me, I've met black men who have non-black girlfriends who NEVER EVER trash black women. They still value black women and so do their non-black girlfriends. Most the BM/non-BW that I've met are done by the right reasons, but unfortunately, the majority of BM/non-BW relationships are done by the wrong reasons. I'm going to give you ladies a list of tests to see if the BM/non-BW relationships are for the right reasons or if it's for the wrong reasons. I'm doing this because not all BM/non-BW relationships are the same.

RIGHT REASONS


Black men truly loves his non-black girlfriend/wife

Black men with non-black spouses NEVER trash, bash, throw black women under the bus in front of their non-black spouses

Non-black women with black spouses never think that she's above black women, and she values black women for who they are, and they have a lot of black girlfriends BEFORE and AFTER they dated/married black men

Black men with non-black spouses respects and values his black mother, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and female cousins

Black men believe that black women AND non-black women are beautiful and valued for their unique beauty, and they are not colorstruck. He dates all kinds of women without excluding black women out of his dating pool.

Black men don't place non-black women over black women. Even if he dates a non-black woman, he still will date black women.


WRONG REASONS

He hates black women in general including his mother, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and female cousins. He doesn't respect them at all simply because they're black. This is a self-hating issue.

He wants to have lighter-skinned children with so-called "good hair" and keen facial features because when he was younger, he probably was teased for being too dark or called him nappy-headed, big-lipped, wide-nosed monkey, so in order for that situation to not repeat itself, he rejects ALL black women and dates and marries non-black women EXCLUSIVELY so he can produce a biracial child, so when that biracial child gets older, he or she can easily blend it with the white society. Self -hatred at its finest!

He stereotypes black women as being loud, fat, ugly, bad attitudes, and what have you, and he believes that the grass is greener on the other side when in reality, not all black women are the same.

A non-black woman with a black man thinks that she's above black women because of hair texture, facial features, and skin tone, and she doesn't have any black female friends, and she hates his mother, sister, and female relatives.

A black man dates EXCLUSIVELY non-black women and excluded ALL of the black women (light and dark) out of his dating pool no matter how good-hearted and attractive she is.

Black men think that women of their own race are ugly and hideous because of their brown skin, full lips, wide nose, and Afro-textured hair, and they think that non-black women are attractive simply because of their naturally straight hair, thin lips, small nose, and white/light skin.

These are the right reasons and the wrong reasons why black men date/marry out. That's all that I have to post here for today. I hope that you get the message.

Here's the source of Anh Vu's responses to hate mail:
http://anhsworld.blogspot.com/2010/09/meaning-of-words-definition-of-hoe.html

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

RIP Teena Marie (March 5, 1956-December 26, 2010)

On Sunday, December 26, 2010, we've lost the most beloved, influential, powerful blue eyed soul singers in history. Her name is TEENA MARIE. That exact night when my friend called my house to tell me that Teena Marie passed away, I went beserk. I was crying hard on the phone like a baby. She was found dead in her home by her daughter. The reason why I didn't post this is because I was mourning her death for a couple of days. It seems like the people that I grew up on as a child in the 80s are gone WAY too soon. People like Patrick Swayze, Corey Haim, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Teddy Pendergrass, Eazy E, Guru of Gang Starr, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, Gerald and Sean Levert of Levert and now Teena Marie. They died under 60 years old. They represented the Generation x culture for Gen Xers like myself. I miss Lady T SO SO SO much. I'm still crying at this moment. I made a dedication video to her on YouTube. Here's the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0gx9s9hh_U

If you were born in the 1970s and earlier, you know who Teena Marie is. You remember songs like "I'm a Sucker For Your Love", "Deja Vu", "Behind The Groove", "Aladdin's Lamp", "I Need Your Lovin", "Young Love", "You Make Love Like Springtime", "Tune In Tomorrow", "It Must Be Magic", "Square Biz", "Portuguese Love", "Yes Indeed", "Casanova Brown", "Dear Lover", "Lovergirl", "Out On A Limb", "We've Got To Stop Meeting Like This", "Shangri-La", "Sunny Skies", "Oo La La La", "Work it", "Here's Looking At You", "If I Were A Bell", "Cupid Is A Real Straight Shooter", "I'm Still In Love", "A Rose By Any Other Name", "Ooh Wee", "Can't Last A Day". These are the songs that I remember throughout my lifetime. And let's not the forget the powerful songs duet with the late Rick James "Happy", "Once And Future Dream", and the ultimate ballad that stood with time, "FIRE AND DESIRE"!!!!! Lady T will always be in my heart. I'm very emotional right now. She represented my childhood just like Michael Jackson. I feel sorry for her 19-year-old daughter, Alia Rose, who tried to wake her mother up, and now she have to live with that pain for the rest of her life. Please pray that she be strong and cope with this tragic death of her beloved mother. I'm still in shock of the passing of Aaliyah and Michael Jackson, and now Teena Marie REALLY REALLY add fuel to the fire.

I hope that you keep Teena Marie's family in prayer. I offer my condolences to them
May you rest in peace, Teena Marie aka Lady T aka Ivory Queen aka Vanilla Child aka White Chocolate. You will always be in my heart forever. You will be sorely missed.
Your legacy will live on. Now you and Rick James can live together forever in paradise.

RIP Teena Marie
March 5, 1956-December 26, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Why Are Black People Trying So Hard To Convince Black Women That They Are The Least Desirable To Non-Black Men?

Yesterday, I was on YouTube as usual, and I was watching and listening to UHeardMe1stTime's videos. She used to be GottoBeKiddinMe 2 years ago. Ok, so anyway, she's a black atheist, and she is recently married to an Asian man. She's the type that likes to use statistics on everything that pertained to blacks. There's some things that I agree with her on, and there's some things she said that I don't agree with. I notice that everytime she talks about interracial dating/marriage, she always want to use the statistics to prove that black women are not wanted by other races of men while at the same time say that black men are the most wanted. It's like she throws black women under the bus. She says that most non-black men don't want black women statistically. I don't believe in statistics because every statistic has a hidden agenda. Anyway, when she talks about interracial dating/marriage among black women, she always throws in "most non-black men don't want black women" or "most black women want black men" or "non-black men prefer women of their own race" or "non-black men just want to fuck you, but not marry you" and she uplifts interracial dating/marriage among black men. She NEVER said this to black men who date/marry interracially. She said that it's not hard for black men to get with non-black women because he's a man. She's just as bad as black men who said that. Everything she talks about black women are always negative. She said that black women don't feel as comfortable around white people as black men do, and black women don't want to get involve in things that's not black-oriented, and that's bullshit because I grew up in a multicultural neighborhood, and I went to a multicultural school, and I listen to other musical genres besides R&B and Hip-Hop. She likes to generalize black women in everything, and I feel offended about it. Then she made a video saying that black women are too emotional to be good debaters, and she said that just because black women show pictures of BW/non-BM relationships doesn't mean that non-black men want them, and she believes that it's all in the numbers, not the pictures. WTF????? I think that she has a hidden agenda when it comes to black women. It seems to me that she and other black people like her want to keep black women from escaping from the black community by telling them that they are undesirable, unwanted, and the least picked of all women. It's the subliminal message behind her videos that I picked up. I just want to ask some questions. WHY ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO CONVINCE BLACK WOMEN THAT THEY ARE UNDESIRABLE TO NON-BLACK MEN? WHY ARE PEOPLE KEEP TELLING BLACK WOMEN THAT THEY ARE NOT WANTED? WHY ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO CONVINCE THE WHOLE WORLD THAT BLACK WOMEN DON'T WANT NON-BLACK MEN? I'm telling you, something's fishy is going on here. And I noticed that it's mainly BLACK PEOPLE that's telling black women this. The truth of the matter is that black people do not want to let black women go, so they will tell black women these things to conjole her to submission. This was what racist white people used to do with slaves. It's like they are trying to control black women by telling her "nobody wants you, non-black men don't want you, even black men don't want you, you're ugly, fat, nappy-headed, tar-baby, mean, have a bad attitude, masculine, so you might as well stay in your place because you will never be as loved, worthy, and desirable as non-black women, so be a good mammy and stay put". This is the message that I'm getting from these videos concerning black women. Why are people so hellbent to control black women and lower their self-esteem? I notice that ever since Michelle Obama became the first lady, and ever since black women starting to date and marry interracially more, there are videos on YouTube popping up about telling black women that they are not wanted, love and desirable like non-black women. It's like they don't view black women as human beings. Black women have the right to date and marry as they choose. Black women have the right to do as they choose, and they don't need a say so in doing it. WE ARE NOT ANIMALS!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Children and Their View Of Beauty

The reason why I'm writing this post in because my heart goes out to the children and how they were taught as far as beauty standards. Children are very visual and they are going to learn by what they see. Their view of beauty was taught to them by the media and their family as well. We live in a society where the European standard of beauty is the norm and if any woman doesn't fit this beauty standard, she is considered unattractive. The closer you are to this beauty standard, the more the woman will be perceived as attractive. How unfortunate. I believe that this beauty standard is racist because I believe that all women's ethnic beauty should be celebrated, and not just European beauty. The Euro beauty standard is blonde hair, straight hair, light-colored eyes, fair skin, small nose, and thin lips. Since black women are the furthest away from the European beauty standard, they are viewed as ugly to the masses which I think that it's bullshit. The European beauty standard is reinforced all over the media and children learn by what they see. If a child watches TV and all he or she sees are women with fair skin, straight hair, small nose, thin lips, they will automatically think that it's attractive. The more repetitious the media shows this image, the more it will get in a child's brain and he/she will believe that only those type of women are beautiful. If they see a woman that doesn't have fair skin, small nose, thin lips, and straight hair, she will be called ugly, and that's what happened to me at my job working with children. I understand that people are entitled to their opinion, and I respect that, but when they constantly call me ugly even though I'm not, I'm starting to think that it's because I have dark brown skin, Afro-textured hair, and African facial features (wide nose, full lips). They will never call a fat and ugly light-skinned black/Latina woman ugly simply because they think that light skin equates beauty no matter how she look. A light-skinned black woman and a non-black woman can be fat and ugly to the core, but because they have fair skin and/or straight hair, their "flaws" are overlooked whereas it won't be the same with brown/dark skinned black woman simply because she's brown/dark. If a woman has one or two Euro features, then her "flaws" are overlooked and she will still be considered attractive, but if she has NO Euro features, then she's considered ugly as hell. They will cut a fat and ugly non-black woman some slack before they will cut a fat and ugly black woman some slack because in this racist country, African beauty is not beautiful unless it's watered down. I work in a Latino community, and they practice colorism the same way that African-Americans do. They also celebrate light-bright-white as well. I notice that when I wear my hair in its natural state, black and Latino children will call me ugly, but I bet you that if I bleach my skin and wear my hair straight or wear a straight weave, then their opinions change. It's not the children's fault, and I'm trying not to take what they say personally because they are only children, but it breaks my heart that black and Latino kids will view dark skinned, Afro-textured haired, wide-nosed, full-lipped black women as ugly, repulsive, and hideous. Children's brains are like sponge, and they will soak up everything that the media feeds them. And they also learn the racist beauty standards from their families and their friends who got it from their families. When a Latino parent call black people racist names, then children will view black people in a negative way. When a black parent uplifts light-skinned, straight-haired, thin-lipped, small-nosed black women and downgrades dark-skinned, Afro-textured, wide-nosed, full-lipped black women, then the black child will view every dark skinned, Afro-textured, wide-nosed, full-lipped black women as ugly. I don't care what nobody says but nobody was born to think like this. They have to be taught this way of thinking. It doesn't happen overnight. We have to teach children that women of all ethinicities have their own unique beauty, and that they are beautiful in their own unique way.