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Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dizzy_Daniella:
I just think it's the media that choose to promote more European features....


Oh, and the media has absolutely no influence on our personal preferences right? Please!

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If your personal preference is to go out with Africans, or darker skinned women than you can do so.


First off, I'm a woman. I prefer African men of whatever shade, born wherever. Character is what's most important to me. BTW, you may not know it but you are an African too. I am a light skinned African in Amerikkka. I'm not delususional enough to think that I 'don't' get treated better than my darker sisters. I know I do, and it makes me sick. Anybody who is really for justice and truth would state reality. Dark skinned African women have it the hardest because we live in a society based on white supremacy. I know you might not want to give up your colour privalege, but if you were really all about this 'one love' Pollyanna crap you spew colourism should bother you... So when a thread comes along stating that Dark skinned African/Black women are beautifal you should have absolutely no objection...even though this thread didn't even specify shade. Dang, you got issues.

I'm with caribbeanflavored, I think because you are closer to what is considered the beauty standard(or at least attempting to make yourself appear as such), you aren't comfortable with Black/African beauty being praised. Get over yourself.

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Women everyday go through hardships black, white, mixed, whatever so don't play the only black women work hard card its doesn't work.


Can you read? I didn't say anything about 'working hard'(although that could be argued too) I said that the more African your physical appearance as a women the less this society(global as it is, thanks to imperialism) holds up and/or appreciates your beauty.

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If I think someone is wrong I will stand up and what was said was wrong yes, you can appreciate black beauty go ahead, but don't go saying comments that actually don't make sense...


Actually, I would give that suggestion to you dizzy. Stand up for what is right. Fagunwa was correct. The name fits.

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to me I would of done the same if someone had said white women are the best. Its just plain ignorance. Like I said all races have beauty.


Yah, yah, yah, all people are beautiful, the humane part of me knows that, but the fact is that Black women DO go through the most socially, period. It's called oppression and exploitation. African people the world over are at the bottom of the social ladder because of the white supremacist caste system that slavery and colonization institutionalized to excuse the inhumane acts towards us. It's a fact you can't argue with. Our beauty is the least respected, which is a fact you can't argue with, look around and tell me it isn't true. Actually look in the mirror and do some soul searching.

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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


I don't know what planet you are on dizzy, the masses of the planet are born into a system that oppresses, exploits, and dehumanizes. Plenty of people are not 'free' plenty of people do not enjoy basic dignity or human rights. Pollyannas like you erk me.

It would be nice if one day the masses of humanity had brotherhood ect., but that is not how it is now, and pretending it is that way isn't going to make it that way anytime soon.

BTW, since everyone is so equally beautiful and every race's features are equally appreciated, why do you have a straight weave? I saw you avatar/photo...why are you trying to remove some of your 'Africaness' since we are all so lovely and the media doesn't effect our personal preferences? Why isn't your naturally nappy hair 'good enough' to wear? and don't give me that crap that it is just a 'style'.
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