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Old 08-06-2009, 11:52 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by Amneris View Post

I agree with most of this. I'm light-skinned but I KNOW that light-skinned Black women are generally (not always, but mostly always) preferred to dark-skinned Black women by Black men, for various complex reasons.

Should they be jealous? - well, no one SHOULD be jealous of anyone - it's a negative emotion - but I have no doubt that some are and that's understandable, while others are not and are confident in themselves and what they have to offer.

Light or dark-skinned, we're all Black women and therefore all have to struggle and it works better if we come together to do it.
I find this dynamic very unpleasant. Mostly, I opt out of it.
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