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Do Light-skinned Blacks Have It Easier In Romance?

Do Light-Skinned Blacks Have It Easier in Romance?

Read the following from Tyra Banks:

Tuesday, August 12th

"Do Light-Skinned Blacks Have It Easier?"

Tyra spends the hour discussing a race issue still dividing the black community -- the varying shades of skin. Tensions are high when a panel of people with different skin tones takes the stage. Meet a light-skinned woman who believes her skin color makes her more attractive, a man who thinks light-skinned women are snobby and a mother who said she does not want her young son to ever date a dark-skinned girl. The audience is filled with African-American women who are divided into groups according to how they see themselves. Then, Whitney, Eugena, Felicia and Noelle from "America's Next Top Model" are on hand to discuss how their skin color affected their jobs in the fashion industry.

~ www.tyrashow.com

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I've not noticed any disadvantage dating-wise being a dark-skinned guy.

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The first time I saw a blonde, I felt pity for her and asked God why he would curse a young woman with yellow albino hair.

but then soon I realize (after watching a lot of TV) that most oyinbo find blond/yellow hair attractive

weird.

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A dick don't usually discriminate. Duh.

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I never said it was a color.

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ur babe is BLACK latina? ok she is black, do not get it twisted, latina is not a color,

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I don't give damn what color the p is, but i love me some Hispanic beauties

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That just like telling a man he should try dating a woman with disfiguring facial features and tolerate her tourette's syndrome just to be "open minded".   Come on.  If that not what you into that not what you into.  

There are guys who will only DATE MEXICANS OR JEWS.  It is their choice to whom they want to date not ours.

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Are you all not attracted to white and asian men, period?

Me, I'm attracted to ALL types of women. I don't care about ethnicity, race, etc at all, just hotness.

If you aren't attracted to white/hispanic/asian dudes at all, then fine, e no be by force.

But somehow I doubt that this is the case. You are probably making a concious decision to exclude them from your dating pool.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, it is your own choice! But I'm just saying. . . I think most people are better off not restricting their options.

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well everyone has preference, so would u call the close-mindedness? i do see ur point and i do agree that black women should venture out and date other races as how black men do, but everyone likes what they like

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How are you going to tell someone who they should like? Do you like someone to tell you to like a specific group of people? No, you would not.

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^-- I've always thought black women should broaden their horizons a bit. Lots of white guys who like black women but are afraid to approach them. Asians and Hispanics too.

Less closed-mindedness would do everyone a lot of good, imo.

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I like BLACK and nothing else BUT BLACK men.

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I don't care personally. All I care is that the girl is hot. If hot, then white, yellow, brown, light, dark doesn't matter.

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Light - Skinned Blacks? I prefer real blacks, the type of blacks you see in Plateau State and Southern Kaduna,

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It doesn't matter to me, BLACK is BLACK and I love black, I am however more drawn to dark chocolate, looks awesome against my caramel skin, I don't think light skinned chics are prettier than dark-skinned beauties, it is just a misconception!

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We as a society have been brainwashed into self-hatred. I see dark skinned men shunning their fellow dark-skinned women for light or white women.

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Well i dont know. But when it comes to men here in the United States the dark skinned men to me that are cute have attitudes and prefer lightskinned women Beyonce light. Im light myself but im more caramel. I gravitate towards other light skinned people i guess im just comfortable. But when i do go to parties where there are nigerian men they always strike up a conversation with oyebo it annoys me like that is the first thing they notice. Nigerian men like light skinned women i know it here and back when i lived in Nigeria. I just feel sad for the women when they bleach their skin. They look unnaturally light almost orange or ashy color. Some its so bad their face is light like tyra banks but their body is akon ewwwwww. Please love your skin

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GBAM You'll think it was only men who had that same preference.

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how about you marry this woman once andd for all Orikinla

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Beauty is more than skin deep.

My woman is black and beautiful and I will not exchange her for another, regardless of the colour of the skin.

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@post above

light is attractive and not always pretty. (the moment you know she ain't pretty you take your eyes off her)

be it any color (blue, yellow, dim gray, white), the different shapes and sizes is always taken into consideration.

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yeah they do find it easy in a slight way

they only have an edge over darker skinned ladies n that egde is only about an inch

n thats cos of the preferences of guys

most have been brainwashed into thinking light is pretty

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Plus Keyshia Cole doesn't do it for me at all, with her man jaw

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Girls secretly like light skinned boys, however owing to the fear of loneliness of most girls they settle for any color. Now for Guys we worship light skinned chics, only for the fact that we are brainwashed by the traditional mindset that fair=beauty. This all stemmed from our ancestor's fear of the night.

Plus dark colors really don't enhance features as well as light colors do. We all think this, I'm just saying it. BTW most of the most beautiful girls I have ever met were really dark, I guess i was just so impressed at how they could be so beautiful with such dark skin. out!

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All cement bags are the same jare!

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@ POSTER, I don't buy that.

As someone already said, Black is Black. But whom one prefers to date is another issue.

I think Africans have this complex more, hence the popularity of bleaching creams.

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LIGHT SKIN TO BLACK PEOPLE IS LIKE BLOND HAIR TO WHITES

WHEN U SEE AN UGLY LIGHT SKINNED GIRL FROM FAR SHE LOOKS ATTRACTIVE, BUT WHEN U GET CLOSER U REALIZE OH SHE ISNT CUTE

ALSO WHEN U SEE A BLOND WHITE GIRL FROM FAR SHE LOOKS ATTRACTIVE, BUT ONCE U GET CLOSER SHE ISNT SO ATTRACTIVE ANYMORE.

ITS A COMPLEX, THAT WE REALLY NEED TO WORK ON. BECAUSE I HAVE MET SOME OF MY MALE FRIENDS GIRLFRIENDS WHO ARE BLOND AND VERY UNATTRACTIVE, BUT THESE GUYS JUST THINK THEY ARE CUTE BECAUSE THEY ARE BLOND. (NOT EVEN REAL BLONDS).

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I used 2 think light-skinned gals re better (or rather, they wld be d ones i wld always have crutch on) but am WRONG. I got a crutch on a dark-skinned gal!

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This whole issue of light skinned black people being seen as more attractive stems from many things in the past. Things like the ruler test and the brown paper bag test to diffrentiate between shades or types of black people has given people the wrong mentality that lighter is better. We can't blame people if they have a preference but we need to ask what has influenced their preference. All shades beautiful.

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Many guys in Nigeria love light-skinned bebes.

That is why bleaching/toning is very popular among millions of Nigerian babes and ladies.

Many of them will not admit it, but this is the truth.

Many of our guys get excited dating light-skinned babes.

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I love my skin color!!

If nobody else loves it, they can go and choke on a . . . . . ehrrrrm. . . . .lolipop

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People have their preferences

And in the end, in most cases - standing next to a white - you are still black regardless of shade

I do like her racism segments though. People can be so daft.

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Personally i don't give a damn if you are light skin, dark skin, yellow boned, cola red, red bone, snicker, caramel, milk chocolate, light as Boris Kodjoe, or freakin Akon Snipes, BLACK is BLACK.

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