Darkskin vs Lightskin: A Candid Convo Pt I

Darkskin vs Lightskin: A Candid Convo Pt I



i have wanted to have this convo for a long time. While I am older and this issue affects me less than it did in the past, I know for many it is still a VERY sore spot and I hoped that some candid convo may help with the healing. I am looking forward to reading the comments like you wouldn’t believe

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  • misainsider Reply

    There's a coded matrix that doesn't want a union among certain groups of population. I had to learn to love myself better than anyone can first. I used to be part of that group that didnt want to date anyone that wasn't black until I realized I was perpetuating an unnecessary hate.. HUGE realization…. made me more compassionate, forgiving, respect and love for myself because how I love people reflect how I love myself. We are mirrors.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Valentína Marešová Reply

    Its so weird because im white and I grew up in an enviroment with basically only white people and some asians and to me and many of my friends black people and mulats were the most beautiful people and I always wanted ro be black. Now that im grown up i can see that i am kinda fortunate because i have privileges, but it's really interesting to compare the environments and beauty standards

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Chasity Londyn Reply

    Love that you all had this talk it's much needed. I'm a dark skin women and I actually have the same experience of going out of the house looking crazy and black men will still try to get at me so i guess i haven't experienced discrimination in that form but while I was dating my ex girlfriend who actually looks really similar to you we both received the same amount of attention from the outside world together and as individuals but when it came to men trying to spit game at us separately which is completely disrespectful clearly we were in a relationship lol i noticed it was based solemnly on our skin tone like ooooh girl i love chocolate or i love a light skin girl with green eyes lmao colorism is definitely an issue in the black community that stems all the way back from slavery so yes LET'S TALK ABOUT IT <3

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Leslie Brooks Reply

    I am light skinned I get judged all the time, in the south and I am originally from the north east, I am Retired Army Veteran so I Retired here and still get cultural shock

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Leslie Brooks Reply

    I believe we will always have light skinned and dark skinned in the states

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Adrian The Dude Reply

    Both women sexy skin color makes no difference. Morenas are sexy too

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Marshay H Reply

    I appreciate this conversation

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • alana terrel Reply

    Girl you caribbean

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • alana terrel Reply

    In my country we called light skinned boys/girls shabin/shabine and they do generally think they are better than us negwess/dark skinned

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • alana terrel Reply

    The thing is is not that they like white girls or light skinned girls its that they say they PREFER white/light skinned girls. Is the fact that our black men praise white girls and put down black girls

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • DML NETWORK Reply

    This is so weird to me thats its an actual issue.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • nu Reply

    You have to educate yourself out of that.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Jay 01KC Reply

    Women be something else. When you don’t want them, no pay attention, they go after you with this vide all of a sudden, what. Then when you do chase, or go for them they go away from you, or blow you off, what, so strange.
    How am I going to want you when I have no feeling for you. Then when I got some feelings nothing happen, I need knowledge gain

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Transformation Reply

    See dark skin men love.light skin and mixed women when it benefits them. But to.most men, women dont have a voice.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Transformation Reply

    I wouldn't consider you light skin. You are mixed. Light skin is usually full blacks with lighter skin.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • x moses Reply

    This shan bitch doesn't even like darkskin men wtf is she talking about. She likes mixed and white men. Hypocrite at its finest. Don't call yourself black dafuq.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Henry Thompson Reply

    she's not dark skin

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Pretty Girlz Rock Reply

    This is BULL SHIT! You can't tell me it's not a difference for example. I see all the time dark women praise their dark skin. I see on social media darker women make comments all the time they they are proud of their dark skin(nothing wrong with that). But let a light skin woman say she loves the light skin she is in. All HELL would BREAK LOOSE! Seriously ladies.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • C. A. Fontaine Reply

    I'm the only Hispanic person in my family.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Glazed Donut Reply

    I’m sorry but pointing out the fact that someone is lightskin is NOT racist

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Aimee Cuevas Reply

    Well, Im puertorican, and the whole racism thing is something that I was not that exposed to. In my case, people just dont care. And in Puerto Rico there is racism, but its not as agresive as other places. At the very least where I live.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • black- wahala Reply

    There is so much to colorism than what was discussed. Please get educated on the real-life impacts of colorism before talking about it so superficially.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Suad Mahfouz Reply

    3:21 WAIT is her husband Doug from The Grapevine???!

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • mscardioqueen Reply

    There are lighter skin women who think they are better/prettier than women who have darker skin tones. Those women exist. No different than white women who think they are the shit because they are told they are the shit all time.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Stormie hearn Reply

    Well I love dark skin men period I just don't like the smell,but I've never had an issue being dark because it all starts from home,my dad instilled in me you are a chocolate black princess and I've carried that with me through life with no problems,colorism came from the white folks during slavery times and it's said that people of color are still on the dumb shit

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • genoveva murorunkweri Reply

    the enemy is the one that separates, humans are the most valuable creations of God,because they are created in His image and likeness so of course he has to pervert everything that is precious in His eyes and that is every human being on earth, ladies work first on your relationship with God and you will love yourself and then you are able to love others period.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Tylo Nkosi Reply

    The dark skinned girl a snack though 😍

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Peter Huskins Reply

    OMG!! Makeba is absolutely smoking hot!! I think I'm in love!!! (Shannon is hot too!)

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • A VW Reply

    In Africa, I'm coloured or yellow bone. In America I am light skin. In my world, I'm me.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • lucky pine Reply

    I absolutely HATE that first question. It’s the first question that ALWAYS comes up. And as a light skinned black woman, I have to say: I have been discrimated against by my OWN people. I’ve been kicked out of friend groups, I’ve been ditched, I’ve been talked about, I’ve been held to the wayside by black people. The MOST discrimatory people to me have been black people. I’m supposed to be able to come to my black community and find solace in experiences and be able to be “home.” Just because I was born with lighter skin, that is not the case. Since I was a child, Black women have looked at me scornfully and my own black sister friend group dumped me when I started listening to music that wasn’t hip hop or rap. When I started experimenting with my style. So many black girls now look me up and down and don’t even give me the time of day when I say hi to them. So don’t ask me if I’ve felt discrimination. I’m not getting started on the racism I’ve experienced until you fix your own discrimination against black people who were born lighter and because of that, you shunned them. Why isn’t THAT being talked about more?

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Brandon V J Whitehall Reply

    where are you from are you Trini

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Curly Court Reply

    good conversation

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Robbie Hernandez Reply

    I love all shades of women (no hate) but dark skin sexy women just add an extra something for me. …

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • mbroderick1984 Reply

    honestly I would like to have dark skin kids, but you can't help who you fall in love with.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • metalheadlass Reply

    Mixed people are so gorgeous and have such unique features from the different races they inherit them from. I’m definitely jealous!

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Roots Reply

    The remnants of slavery still remain strong…. It's almost as though slavery was just yesterday. In some ways we haven't moved an inch. The self-hate remains. So much healing to do.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Jacque Dez Reply

    I'm biracial and i've always wanted darker skin like just a few days ago I got over it I actually feel really proud of that i'm half black and native american and half spanish dominican and native american everyone is darker than me on my mom's side i'd say half are on my dad's side but the family on my mom's side would kinda make fun of how light I am like they still do plus they'd say stuff like "fair skin is unfair skin" nobody on my dad's side would that always made me want to be darker but the other day I looked in the mirror and thought why should I want to change my skin tone to fit in to fit in with people who just make fun of me and it kinda snaped me out of it

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • mrscox27 Reply

    Men don`t care as much if the woman has a big butt or big boobs like Peace Hyde. I do think mixed guys with brown eyes. Like Nathan Owens, Rob Evans, Rick Fox, Will Lemay, Jason Olive, Marcus Patrick, Shemar Moore, Daniel Sunjata get more women. The mixed men with the Beautiful eyes like Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Jeremy Meeks, Willy Monfret, Ronnie Cash, Don Benjamin, singer Smokey Robinson or fitness model Shawn Newman get even more women.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Motor Club 4 Life Reply

    Powerful Topic That’s Been A Issue For Ages… Great Discussion #ShanBoody & #Makeba. 💡

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • DLBMOS Reply

    Very good to see both sides…

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Claire Fisher Reply

    I'm damn near 50 and this is still going on. Wtf?! STOP IT people. Damn. But important painful discussion.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Deena Price Reply

    Now THIS was a great and respectful conversation on colorism. Bravo. There are other channels out there that are furthering the pain on both sides and twisting the knife wounds. But this video is what healing looks like.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • No Bozos Reply

    False narrative.

    The "dark skinned" girl is much prettier than the "light skinned" girl, and attractive people simply get treated better. Skin color be damned.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • mydogisbarking 10 Reply

    What's your opinion on people who are mixed with both white and black saying the n word? Could you do a video on it? I am African American, Native American, and Latina. I don't like to say the n word because I am not mostly black, and lean more toward my Latin and Native American side in skin tone and complexion. Though I'm not going to lie, sometimes I do, and feel guilty every time. Some black people in my class don't seem to have a problem with when I say it, but I do. The reason I said some black people in my class, is because most of them are black, and haven't heard me say the n word. I personally think that people are are fully black should say the n word.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • BelizeHunni Reply

    I think the first convo between them is really interesting actually about desirability. I listen to a woman called Chrissie who really advocates for dark skinned girls to put more effort into looking "feminine" and desirable which is super interesting concept to push out but I noticed last year that prettiness doesn't equal respect with guys and that is where I fucked up

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • Sick Individuaal Reply

    that girl is beautiful. I love melanin beauty

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • ThePltsweet Reply

    There's a lot of aspects in the lightskin vs darkskin arguments dating from way back during slavery and colonialism. And i do agree with your point that some of these issues arise with the insecurity of black men. As a Kenyan, i have seen and experienced colourism. And it's all around the continent. Light skin girls have always been praised over beautiful dark skin girls hence the high rates of skin bleaching. Music videos were filled with light skinned girls. The good news is that it's slowly changing.

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm
  • chelade17 Reply

    Why are my sisters so beautiful?💖

    February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm

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