Her essay has been re-blogged hundreds of times , as people reflect on her words and share their own experiences. Like, my dad dated nothing but white women, and my mother seemed to gravitate towards this type of black man, who would get a ton of arbitrary african statues from pier 1, listen to nothing but jazz, only buy from black artists, and yet, seemed to exclusively go for white women. These men foolishly gravitate towards whiteness like a moth to a low watt light bulb in the dark. My father and step father used the whiteness of my mother and the women they dated as a status symbol.
Attractive dark skinned black men? Where are they?
Look at how black she is. This is the story of how an attack against a "dark girl" left a light-skinned black man emotionally scarred. Before going any further, let me say that I speak of my experiences only, and the complexity of my experiences and sentiments would require much more space than the Huffington Post would allow. Also, that expressed may leave you baffled, and uttering "That's crazy! My mother gave birth to eleven children, with me being the baby of the bunch.
On a Manchester Magicbus in , an ex-boyfriend told me that mixed-race girls were at the top of his preferred appearance hierarchy. Naturally, it sent me, a medium-to-dark black girl, on a silent self-esteem spiral downward. In an inspired YouTube video that subtly blends general objectification with colourism — our star takes to the streets to ask young black lads what their ideal gal looks like.