Everyone agrees that stereotypes are wrong but there are a few floating around that most black people don’t take much offense to. In fact, some stereotypes are more a badge of honor for black culture than racial bigotry.
Not only are many black people proud to proclaim these commonly held notions, but if a white person affirms her belief in this lore, you’ll pat her on the back for finally getting it right, thinking “now that’s a cool white person.”
And here they are, black people’s favorite stereotypes:
“A pale skin resembles beauty in Japan, but that no longer doesn’t count for everyone. Hina lives her life according to the ‘B-style’, or the ‘black lifestyle’. This includes going to the tanning salon regularly to become as dark as American hip hop artists.”
That cannot be good for their skin
interesting…there’s something about this that doesn’t sit right with me though.
Perhaps the reduction of an entire culture into a handful of stereotypes and having that caricature used as the basis for a subculture in a foreign nation with no roots in and no connection to the culture it’s appropriating?
Hypercreme. The ad caught my eye because the model was really, I mean really light skinned.
“Hypercreme offers a high quality skin lightening product line that gives a brighter and smoother complexion effect that restores skin equilibrium”
why does it have to be called “lightening”, tho? Their message & real intent will be to advertise skin lightening until someone gets angry or upset, then they’ll say to even skin tone or some bologna like that lol
in order to gain our unity back. Ignorant ass generation let skin tone and hair texture separate us when back in the civil rights movement, guns and dogs couldn’t separate us. Stop arguing over stupid shit. You SHOULDN’T have a preference at all with your people. You should love them all equally. dark skin, light skin, brown skin, nappy hair, curly hair, whatever. Stop building your life around the TV.
it started way before the civil rights movement, during slavery
is special because it is discouraged and attacked on all fronts. There is magic when you see a black man and woman making it work despite the dehumanizing stereotypes and low expectations heaped on both and the racism and sexism (institutionalized, internalized, and otherwise) that has stymied…
«Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can’t we just be the sexy American girl next door?»
I wonder if white people reblog pictures of us as much as we do, them..
If this wasn’t “the norm” on tumblr , we would begin to look obsessed, maybe?
Idk why, but I was initially offended by this video..kinda taken aback. Maybe because of “our” definitions of good hair. I know the point of the commercial was for it to be obnoxious on purpose but what do you think?