You were cussing so much, I didn't have the patience to read your entire post. LOL But seriously, based on people's responses, I agree 100% with what you are saying. And I strongly disagree with TyStar and slb2026's comments about discussing the dark-skinned/light-skinned topic and making an accusation of colorstruck must mean the person has self-hate issues. Where on Earth did that frivilous theory originate? The fact of the matter is that this is a topic of conversation that no one Black wants to talk about because it makes the ones with those distorted views feel guilty. Blacks have endured racism more extreme than ANY other ethnic group in the history of human existence, so for someone to shed light on the fact that we continue to carry the racism torch and burn each other with it, embarasses Black people and makes them feel ashamed.
No one wants to hear that Beyonce sells more records than Kelly because the world likes what Beyonce looks like. Hearing that may cause people who have bought Beyonce's albums and not Kelly's feel like they have colorstruck, racist tendencies. Beyonce, for me, is a terrible singer, dancer, an is unattractive. Kelly, on the other hand, can sing her *** off, dances okay and is amazingly stunning. No one wants to admit the truth about these things because it makes them have to admit the inner racism they possess and that is difficult to do. You always hear people say "he too *** dark". How often do people say "he too *** light"? Hardly ever.
My point, Lonnydan, is that talking skin color is always gonna get a hostile reaction out of Black people because we as a culture have been brainwashed by white society and now the majority of us truly believe lighter is better. But we know it's wrong so no one wants to admit that. Everyone wants to just maneuver around it and pretend it's not there. People with that warped mentality feel called out WHENEVER the dark-skinned/light-skinned conversation begins. In a nutshell, I agree that if this were a light person, these posts would say something EXTREMELY different. And no, it doesn't mean you have issues if you think Black people are colorstruck, because the majority of our culture is.