Apparently the world has evolved past the macroness of discrimination based on race and sex, and now there's a cause for concern among races (most notably the black community as highlighted in the 'Dark Girls' documentary) of discrimination based on colour. Not to trivialise the issue or diminish its impact on people's current & past experiences, but this is utter ign'ance that shouldn't be fed more air time than a few seconds (so read real quick).
Hat : Forever21 | Shirt : Primark | Jeans (Pre-BIY) : Thrifted (Croydon) | Pumps : Ethel AustinBy the time I'd reached high school, I was regularly used as the gauge. I was the 'acceptable' black skin colour in winter but too dark in the summer along with the 'ugly' girls in my year. It wasn't a pattern I was aware of until the dreaded ratings debaucle of Year 9. Adolescene is an era where everyone is finding their own identity, searching the hounds of people for those one can truly relate. In all honestly, no one has fully developed. Some may peak, but most wont have fully developed features until their late teens/early 20's, so all these goons that point fingers at who's ugly based on a gradient of shades? Well, that's just ign'ance rife!
Ring : Forver21 | Cuff : Boutique (Croydon)I wasn't particularly moved by the content of the documentary because I found the message unmeritous to last an entire hour. I think this is an age-old mindset that should be put to rest. Every woman is beautiful in their own way. I mean, some of the women who are pedestalised are still single. Skin colour bears ZERO weight in this equation; its a matter of personal preference. What I think people should do is vet their thoughts first before deciding whats worthy of the public's attention. The fact that rappers enthrone the 'yellow bone' broads and bash down the darker skinned girls (unless you look like Kelly Rowland or Gabrielle Union apparently) is utter tomfoolery. To a certain extent this may just be black americans trying to pinpoint the reason for startling statistics on singleness in middle aged women of that demographic.
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Colourism is a cage, trapping its race in a prism of stagnation. We are a nation not to be divided by such ignorance but to strive to prevail above and beyond the structures that try to tear us apart from one another. Xisses