November 30, Raising a dark-skinned black girl has to be done with more than just good intention, but with careful thought and conscious effort. Here are some tips to help you do just that:. Compliment Her Dark Skin. This may seem obvious, but many parents attempt to combat colorism by ignoring darker skin and light skin in an effort to make them seem the same.
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Not just a black girl, but a black girl with even darker skin. They would compare me to girls who were lighter or automatically stereotype me because of my skin. In middle school, when kids would talk about who was pretty, I — and anyone who looked like me with dark skin— was considered ugly. It hurt my feelings, especially because I already had a lot of insecurities, especially in middle school. It was and still is hard, but not everyone understands that. Colorism affects dark-skinned females specifically in several ways that affect our perception of not only as individuals but of the world. Darker-skinned women were treated like dark-skinned men were and were beaten and abused in a harsher way than lighter women. As slaves were emancipated, black women were stuck in this limbo because they were taught to feel inferior or unfeminine, resulting in black women doing things that would help them achieve the perception of beauty in relation to white women and their trends: straightening their hair and lightening their skin. This helped to increase the insecurities in black females about their bodies, hair and personalities.
The lighter the shade, the higher the probability of marriage
CNN Kheris Rogers can't forget the grade school humiliation. During an assignment where the students had to draw themselves, the teacher handed the shy dark-skinned girl a black crayon instead of a brown one. A post shared by snoopdogg snoopdogg on Apr 29, at am PDT. Empowering a room full of powerful black women with my favorite I see you, I feel you, I support you, kherispoppin! And I love my shirt!
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