I ignored this story when it first appeared
Then it was all over the news.. and I could ignore it no more
'Black' NAACP leader outed as White' screamed the headlines
#transracial .. was being touted as the new 'trans' thing
Well... 'pretending' to be black doesn't seemed to have harmed her career
Seems like a nice lady
She's white, but has been pretending to be a black fair skinned women. ( Well.. she certainly understands .. the issue of colourism in Black lives that's for sure :)
After all, lighter skinned black women are often preferred.. ( It's a slavery & colonial thing)
I know women who have selected light skin men to have children with because they didn't want thier children to be dark, and I know men who have chosen white or light skin women to have children with for the same reason.. plus more
Good luck with that.. whatever makes you happiest
I guess they felt and saw the occasional pain of 'blackness' and wanted to spare their children the agony... who knows...
Personally speaking .. I quite like a man who appreciates a strong dose of Melanin.. just as I do. I wonder why :)
So.. cultural appreciation, or cultural appropriation
Seems to me that the only people who don't 'pretend' to be black .. are those who are black
or is that true?
There are those among us, who will 'tun up' thier 'blackness' when it suits.. or at least. try and find it.
Ironically perhaps, I also know many black people who are 'not black'.. or at least, refuse to be called black , or are seemingly unwilling or unable to reconcile thier blackness in a white world
'Call me a man'.. they say.. or just call me 'John'
Funnily enough.. the majority of the worlds population is non white
But white privilege still reigns supreme... and If we're honest..we know this
It seems to me that the individuals who benefit least from being black .. are those who are clearly.. and visibly .. black .. or African shall I say.
Don't believe me?
Watch the news.. or...
Look at the music industry
Black artists have historically been passed over for white artists who... 'sound black'
Are you following this?!
It's a good question
If someone can be transsexual then it begs reason that they can be transracial no?
In a word... no
Understanding the issues and prejudices faced by people of visible African decent.. black Africans across the diaspora.. is still very different from actually being black and living a life of one whose skin is dark.
Even the life of one who is mixed race ( one black parent and one white for example) will differ considerably to one who has two black parents..
well.. yes and no..
Being black and being dark is different to being black and being fair
Michael Jackson was wrong.. It does matter.. whether it should or not is a different matter, but in this world.. right now.. it still does.
It's a slavery colonial thing
I got this
Besides..skin bleaching creams are not popular for no reason