Titled Why Black Women Don’t like Light Skinned Girls, the author, who goes by the name “Vanity Goddess” and doesn’t show her real pic, is shockingly open and honest about why she doesn’t like light-skinned black women.
In fact, she doesn’t call us black women at all — she doesn’t consider light-skinned black women to be black.
She’s had hurtful comments made in the past that sounds like she needs to take through a Grief Recovery class, and I hope she is able to get beyond the hate.
But I do like the fact that she is honest about how she feels, right or wrong.
Vanity says that white women have stuck up for darker-skinned black women more than light-skinned women, and that we are basking in the glory of black men loving us.
I’ll admit some of that is true. I remember once a black man looking at me over a prettier black women with browner skin.
And more recently at church, a lighter skinned guy joked that back in the day, he would’ve dissed a browner skin girls and talked to light skin girls like me and my friend. As he did this, he demonstrated by ignoring a browner skin girl and getting up in my face and my light-skin friend’s face.
We couldn’t help but laugh at the awkwardness as our browner-skinned friend said, “Okkkaaay…” and I did tell my light-skinned friend that I didn’t want him to hurt her feelings like that.
I do feel that we take advantage of the attention at times — perhaps in that same way that some white women know that some black men lust over them at times. Sometimes you fall into that baser side that just wants to be loved.
But I don’t put up with anyone dissing somebody because of their skin color. That’s not right. And I have darker skinned friends who don’t hate me.
It’s true, lighter skinned women do tend to congregate together. And I do notice the favor some black men give towards lighter-skinned women.
What do you do with that? Right now I’m learning more about how getting older plays into all of this, and how to focus more on the favor of God and my websites and other things besides too many vanity issues, although I love being beautiful, inside and out.
Anyway, what do you think about the Yahoo! author’s article?