Photo from scene in the 1993 film Minace II Society

Photo from scene in the 1993 film Minace II Society

I know it's a lot of racism towards minorities and specifically black people. But I think we may be trying to handle everything wrong to eliminate racism. First we need to look within our own community. It's a lot of racism towards our own kind based on how light or dark our skin complexion is. It's always been fair colored or light skinned against the dark skinned. 

I think this all started way back when slavery was around and I believe it's even mentioned in the Willie Lynch letter on how to control slaves. The fair skin was always divided from the darker skinned people. Light skinned blacks were house workers and got better treatment, especially if they were kin to their master. The darker blacks were always kept as the field workers and hard laborers. From then on it was always installed in our minds that light skinned people were better than the darker ones as far as beauty, being qualified for a job and so on. This also may have installed jealousy and anger in some blacks who are darker, then eventually the lighter skinned blacks grew with animosity. Even now, if you don't see it, racism between us is live and active. 

When people make the posts on Instagram Or Twitter saying " light skinned girls do it better" or "light skin is out, get a dark skinned," That's all considered as racism within our own group. When we categorize lighter colored black men as feminine and weak, that's discrimination! We divided ourselves into subgroups based on complexion and then we use our skin complexion as an excuse to compete with each other. When we say " I only like dark skinned girls/boys" or "I don't like anyone that's darker than my skin complexion," THATS ALL RACISM TOO. How can we want better for our kind when we discriminate against and segregate our own people ?
We skipped a very important step, we have to find a way to eliminate that problem first before we can move on to the bigger picture. After we become one team and work together, THEN we can try to find a way to completely kill racism.

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