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I do know that more than half of Dalits are Christians http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/highlights/010905_racism.shtml. Unfortunately some Indians will carry over the caste system into the church, causing problems. But by far Christianity still offers more equality.
As for the Arab world, I haven't read any academic papers but my Sudanese friends were taught in the mosque that blacks were meant to serve others as slaves. That was actually taught in madrasa.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Blatant Rejection of “Traditional” Looking Black Women. See for Yourself Why Expanding Your Options is Necessary.
@Kels @darkandlovely @jillodelight @Christelyn @deleted_53153066_Yorkshireman in Michigan
OMG. That is abusive. I hate that he said those things to young girls. Hopefully that served as a wake up call to the girls not to waste their time with bm.
I am a Sunday School teacher and I always make a point of telling the darkest girls that they are pretty. I can always tell from their reaction that they don't hear it from anyone else :(
1 day, 18 hours ago on The Unfair ‘Options’ Media Message: What Do These Two Magazine Covers Tell You?
1 day, 18 hours ago on Blatant Rejection of “Traditional” Looking Black Women. See for Yourself Why Expanding Your Options is Necessary.
Actually hatred for darker skinned people among Indians and Arabs has been the greatest catalyst to Christianity. Go to the Arab world and blacks there are usually desperate to convert to Christianity because of the brutality of Arab racism. Too bad they often can't because of the threat of getting killed. Actually many of them do risk their lives to become Christians because then they can feel more human.
In India the darker skinned people will convert to Christianity to get away from the brutality of the Indian caste system.
@CecelieKeys I don't watch any movie where there is a bm dressed as a bw. THEY DO IT TO MAKE US LOOK BAD. That is the ONLY reason they do it.
This is terrible but typical!!! No, I am not going to let some dbr make me play second fiddle to other women because of my skin tone. Hell no.
The so called good bm are usually not in a hurry to settle down because they have too many options. Plus when they do settle down, it probably won't be with a bw. Therefore aaw should not pay attention to the so called 'good' bm.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Utter Hypocrisy: Let’s Talk About All the Dudes Hating On Eve’s Marriage
Yes! The truth is that most bm's idea of the ideal black woman is someone who is 1/80 black hahaha! In other words as close to a white woman as possible.
I have nothing against mixed chicks but I don't believe I was created to play second fiddle to anyone. Therefore I don't pay attention to any colorstruck man. Sadly most bm are. I wish more bw would realize they don't have to be second, third, or fourth best.
1 day, 19 hours ago on The Unfair ‘Options’ Media Message: What Do These Two Magazine Covers Tell You?
@Neecy It is her who is getting embarrassed IMO. Not him. He was the one holding the camera taking pictures of her.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Update on Danielle Watts: BB&W Exclusive Interview with Boyfriend, Brian
Cute! I hated that black disney princess movie where the princess was turned into a frog (*&^%^$^%^*&(!!! plus a whole lot of other bs.
I also liked the Cinderella movie with Brandy. It was really good.
1 day, 22 hours ago on First Photos of Keke Palmer Playing Cinderella on Broadway!
I'm wondering if they were called in for lewd conduct why didn't the cops arrest both of them? But yeah, I agree that there are other cases of police brutality against bw that should have been on CNN. Not this.
Yes, they probably did show this just to make bw look bad. Again.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Update on Danielle Watts: BB&W Exclusive Interview with Boyfriend, Brian
@DWB Oh I remember watching that. It was horrible. Not gonna watch it again.
The lady is obviously a drama queen but that does not change the fact that she was singled out for her race. If she was a white woman with a white man she would not have been stopped. Secondly it was her right to not hand over her ID.
If I was in her position I would have handed over my ID but that does not change the fact that it was still her right to decline. I don't know why we always keep missing the point?
Finally I saw someone downthread comparing American cops with African cops. Yes the police in Africa are not exactly gentlemen. But you can't compare Africa with America because for the black African countries race is not an issue. When I say black African countries I mean aside from the Arab dominated North and South Africa and Namibia which have a significant (and socioeconomically dominant) white population.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@itsgoodtobeme @kiki jones
Thank you! I'm glad a lot of AAs are realizing that while white racism is evil, it is not by any means the greatest evil out there. Some people are MORE racist than whites.
2 days, 13 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
3 days, 18 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
May I add that although I am happy for her, I do hope that she will transition into other, more mainstream roles. i.e. not a slave or a maid lol!
7 months ago on The Media Message: Lupita Nyong’o Is Another Man’s Treasure
@mzsunshine I like the fuschia lipstick too!
7 months ago on We Want More!! Brown, Beautiful, and Killing It: Lupita Nyong’o
I am very happy for Lupita. It is good to see a black woman with her complexion be celebrated like this. I love it.
This is so sad. A lot of women don't realize they are being USED until they have wasted a lot of time. There are also divorced men who don't want to pay their ex child support and don't want to do the dirty work of raising children so they survive on a series of live in girlfriends.
After four years of playing mommy a woman finally realizes that her bf does not want to marry her and he does NOT want children with her.
1 year ago on Best Response EVER to the “Marriage is Just a Piece of Paper” Comment…
My foundation: Black Opal and my red lipstick
1 year ago on BB&W Beauty Exchange: What Won’t You Leave the House Without Wearing?
It is ironical that white women can pretend to be so angry about the 'evil' of patriarchy yet most of them have husbands and/or fathers who protect and provide for them. Don't watch what they say. Watch what they do.
1 year ago on "#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen" And That's Not Going To Change In Feminism
What a brilliant article. The reality is that everyone is more concerned about getting theirs, which means that the stronger will always be able to focus on their own wants and ignore the suffering of t he weaker.
I have learned to evaluate people INDIVIDUALLY in order to identify potential allies. Even among black women, there are many who are not interested in my suffering at all because they are keen to hold on to a sense of relative privilege.
1 year ago on Why <em>I</em> don't call myself a "feminist" (and probably never will...)
Wow! That is one beautiful woman!
1 year, 2 months ago on Adorable Aussie Couple!
BM get a pass on their racist behavior because racism is almost always framed as white men oppressing black men.
Black men have cornered the 'victim' position. Black women are also victims of racism but we have to put all our focus on the black man because black men's suffering is more important than black women's.
Meanwhile white men are the eternal villains.
1 year, 2 months ago on On Your Guard: The ‘Blacklash’ Has Begun. Violence Against BW/WM Couples and Families Trending.
I think this is a very interesting topic. I read somewhere that black women are the least likely to get pain medication during treatment in hospital. I didn't realize it was actually a true story. Wow.
1 year, 2 months ago on Apologize For Wanting To Be (Or Being) Happy? Pfffft....
I totally agree. Sometimes there are situations where dads are just set up to fail no matter what they do.
1 year, 2 months ago on "Father Hunger" The Cause of Many Womens' Relationship Woes
the hair story is sooo weird!!! In my high school and primary school we were NOT allowed to have relaxers or weaves. The hair HAD to be natural - and the teacher was ready to dunk it in water to be double SURE you had natural hair.
1 year, 2 months ago on Recap of All the WTF News We Missed Last Week...
Congratulations! I love Kola's courage.
1 year, 2 months ago on BB&W Exclusive: Kola Boof Engaged to Rainbeau, Pilot and Businessman, Jason Appelbaum
@Avoc42883 @Brenda55 @kia
EXACTLY!! I have had some experiences with with black men making mean comments about my darkness. But overall usually it is lighter women trying to exert dominance in big and small ways. That has been my main problem.
1 year, 2 months ago on Dark Girls Documentary Hits Home For Some
@browniegirl360 @DU2 @dtfamu89
"Being lite, does not make you....WHITE."
It certainly does not. But I think such people are satisfied with their relative privilege over darker skinned blacks so they would rather maintain status quo.
@Brenda55 @Alana 2
Thanks for the info. I think it is important to be clear that colorism is systemic. It goes beyond having low self esteem or looking for validation from people or 'needing everyone to love us' as I have seen mentioned.
Just like one can be a victim of racism/antisemitism/sexism etc even if she has a healthy self esteem and isn't looking for validation from people.
Yes. Black women DO have a sickness when it comes to hair. And I do mean black women EVERYWHERE. Even in a black African country where 98% of women have kinky hair there is still a belief that natural hair is for school girls.
1 year, 3 months ago on Black Women Have a Sickness When It Comes to Hair
I suppose what is owed is to give credit where it is due.
1 year, 3 months ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
Maybe some of these women don't despise marriage. Maybe they are afraid to be disappointed and they are preempting it. If a woman't mother aunties etc didn't get married, she would probably be afraid to hope for the whole happy ending thing.
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Do Some Black Women Consider Marriage "The Enemy"? Part I
According to Evia, bw should pursue Education AND Marriage in order to maximize their chances of having a good life.
1 year, 3 months ago on Black Women Are Spending Too Much Time and Effort Going to School, They Should Be Spending That Time Trying to Get Married
I like this advice.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Race Factor: Are You Out-Filtering Good Prospects Online?
1 year, 5 months ago on 'Playing house is not a good look,' the ex-girlfriend of 'Sesame Street' actor Roscoe Orman learns that lesson the hard way
The ring should come FIRST.
Amazing. Just amazing. I'm married and even I haven't changed my name!
It is interesting that white men often take care of their daughters more than their sons. My friend's husband paid his daughters college tuition PLUS gave her a monthly allowance for upkeep and gave her a car. The same man told his son to get a student loan and get a job.
1 year, 5 months ago on Yet Another Liberal Horse-Poo Article Confirming the Necessity for BWE...
"The truth about people who can not get it together in their lives is not my struggle, and I have too much education to even consider it making it a struggle."
I like this!
Why does he need your support?
Wow. This is good!
1 year, 5 months ago on An open letter to Ise Lyfe
It is true that many college guys are not marriage minded. The good thing about men is that they are usually very forthright about their intentions. If a man is not looking for marriage, he will usually say that he is not looking for commitment. This gives you the opportunity to leave the relationship early before you have invested too much time.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Feminist Backlash Continues: Princeton Alumn Advises Women to Seek Out Their Future Husbands in College | Beyond Black & White
This is so true!!! I read a tragic story of a woman whose partner of ten years died and she wasn't even allowed anywhere near the funeral or vigil! Yep because she was not 'family.'
They were probably just curious about your hair lol! \
OTOH you. look. good.
1 year, 5 months ago on Reasons Why Couples Should Stay Away From Mexico During Spring Break