Light skin blacks

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Random thread, so my mixed guy friend and i had a healthy debate about the term "light skin blacks." He believes that the term is unaccurate because if you are black and light skin, you probably haved some mixed heritage down the line. My arguement was, not all lighter blacks have mixd heritage. Tmy point in crreating this thread was because he made an ignorant statement, l
"every light skin natural you see has curly hair, not negro naps". And yes he is still a friend lol. So what do you all think? Do light skinblacks exist? Think of beyonce, will smith, eve, cuba gooding, terrence howard, queen latifah, nelly, ice t, sinbad, michael ealy etc...sorry for typos
The reason for the curly comment was bc he gave examples, alicia keys, jennifer freeman, rachel true, michael michelle, mya, and sydney poitier. I let him know that those women are mixed, blk and white plus curls comes in all ranges on any race head !
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You couldn't convince him one way or the other, right? If you as his friend can't then why do you think random strangers on a hair forum can. And if you know the answer why are you asking? AND why is this posted in 4a? I'm just really confused by this post...

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Last edited by Kilajo; 03-10-2012 at 01:06 PM.
You basically answered your own question with your first post. Of course "light skinned blacks" exist. You've seen them, I've seen them. "Black" encompasses a diverse range of phenotypes-- light skinned, dark skinned and everything in between. Black people can have curly hair, straight hair, wavy hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair, red hair. I don't know why this pointless debate continues.

There is NO SUCH thing as a "pure" black race. Everyone is mixed with something, somewhere down the line. And that's not a bad thing. Having mixed ancestry does not make one any less black.
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You basically answered your own question with your first post. Of course "light skinned blacks" exist. You've seen them, I've seen them. "Black" encompasses a diverse range of phenotypes-- light skinned, dark skinned and everything in between. Black people can have curly hair, straight hair, wavy hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair, red hair. I don't know why this pointless debate continues.

There is NO SUCH thing as a "pure" black race. Everyone is mixed with something, somewhere down the line. And that's not a bad thing. Having mixed ancestry does not make one any less black.
Originally Posted by midgi
+1 not even sure why people still "debate" this. There's noting to debate.

Very rarely will you meet ANYONE, black, white or indifferent, who isn't mixed with *something*.
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Yesh, I think there are.

Never seen one that wasn't on T.V, but I'm sure there are plenty who got it from there black ancestors and not just a mix between black and white.
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You basically answered your own question with your first post. Of course "light skinned blacks" exist. You've seen them, I've seen them. "Black" encompasses a diverse range of phenotypes-- light skinned, dark skinned and everything in between. Black people can have curly hair, straight hair, wavy hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair, red hair. I don't know why this pointless debate continues.

There is NO SUCH thing as a "pure" black race. Everyone is mixed with something, somewhere down the line. And that's not a bad thing. Having mixed ancestry does not make one any less black.
Originally Posted by midgi
+1 not even sure why people still "debate" this. There's noting to debate.

Very rarely will you meet ANYONE, black, white or indifferent, who isn't mixed with *something*.
Originally Posted by Rimi
+2. "Black" is just a catch-all term. To try to make it more than that is kind of strange.
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You basically answered your own question with your first post. Of course "light skinned blacks" exist. You've seen them, I've seen them. "Black" encompasses a diverse range of phenotypes-- light skinned, dark skinned and everything in between. Black people can have curly hair, straight hair, wavy hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair, red hair. I don't know why this pointless debate continues.

There is NO SUCH thing as a "pure" black race. Everyone is mixed with something, somewhere down the line. And that's not a bad thing. Having mixed ancestry does not make one any less black.
Originally Posted by midgi
+1 not even sure why people still "debate" this. There's noting to debate.

Very rarely will you meet ANYONE, black, white or indifferent, who isn't mixed with *something*.
Originally Posted by Rimi
+2. "Black" is just a catch-all term. To try to make it more than that is kind of strange.
Originally Posted by artemis513
Yep, same as White.

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There are no "pure blooded" people on the planet. If you trace back your heritage you will find somebody of another race than your own at some point. We are all mixed to some degree so I don't know why people always want to accuse light skinned black people of being mixed. I guess that argument will never end.
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Why all the greif over a simple question? XP

Yesh, I think there are.

Never seen one that wasn't on T.V, but I'm sure there are plenty who got it from there black ancestors and not just a mix between black and white.
Originally Posted by ultracurlz
Because it's 2012. People should be smarter by now.
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The argument is ridiculous. As other people have stated, there's hardly anybody on the planet today that's pureblooded. The darkest black person and the palest white person can have somebody of another race somewhere down their family tree.

As far as do light skinned blacks exist-you're looking right at one. And I don't have loose curls. The belief that all light skinned blacks or all biracial people have loose curls really has got to go. Your skin color has no bearing on what kind of hair texture you have. I've seen people darker than me with looser curls than I do.
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Why all the greif over a simple question? XP

Yesh, I think there are.

Never seen one that wasn't on T.V, but I'm sure there are plenty who got it from there black ancestors and not just a mix between black and white.
Originally Posted by ultracurlz
Because it's 2012. People should be smarter by now.
Originally Posted by CurlyElectra
but... what grief, though?
The debate of 'do light skinned blacks exists' confuses me. It is as if folks have never seen a family made up of black people. My grandfather had dark skin, my grandmother light. Their children's skin tones ranged from dark to light. Are the dark skin children more black than their full blood siblings? How exactly are the light skinned siblings less black? By saying that light skinned blacks don't exist, people are also saying that dark skin people can't also be mixed (nor can they exist, considering they can be mixed just as much as a light skin black person). People obviously need to leave their houses and meet people so they can see that black people come in all shapes, sizes and colors. As people have pointed out, we are all mixed with something and that mixture expresses itself in different ways, including light skinned blacks with "naps".
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Last edited by cora; 03-10-2012 at 04:16 PM.
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You won't find many people who are racially pure ... almost everyone's got something else in their line of heritage. I think the term "black" makes more sense to be used phenotypically since, as I just stated, rarely anyone is PURELY "black." Racial purity is hard to come by.

Both of you should probably peep some pictures on natural hair Tumblrs. Plenty of lighter toned naturals with "negro naps".... including ME, shooooot.
There are no "pure blooded" people on the planet. If you trace back your heritage you will find somebody of another race than your own at some point. We are all mixed to some degree so I don't know why people always want to accuse light skinned black people of being mixed. I guess that argument will never end.
Originally Posted by FoxyCleopatraGuide
Yep. Or vice versa..truly it comes down to what you call yourself. No one else can place a label on you -- period. So if someone wants to think "light skinned black" so be it.. if they want to think "mixed" ok too. Phenotype has no set rules (like love), except the ones we impose on ourselves.
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Why all the greif over a simple question? XP

Yesh, I think there are.

Never seen one that wasn't on T.V, but I'm sure there are plenty who got it from there black ancestors and not just a mix between black and white.
Originally Posted by ultracurlz
Because it's 2012. People should be smarter by now.
Originally Posted by CurlyElectra

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