VERY telling. One thing that dusty misogynistic black men and dusty misogynistic white men have in common is shitting all over black women. My mentions are always full of a rainbow coalition of shitty men any time I post anything pro-black women. Refusing to engage with their identical dumb talking points and dismissin… Read more
NPR has consistently excellent reporting and is still free. That’s where I direct people. But it is long form reporting which can be daunting in our day and age for people who have short attention spans.
Colorism is the correct word. It is not a charge you, as a white person, have the placement to level, however certain you are in your reading. You would be completely out of place in doing so, and would deserve any dragging you receive. It’s a family matter.
Ok, so since you were crafty and didn’t post your ...… Read more
You are, in two ways: first, don’t be concerned, you have plenty of other ways you can be an ally if that’s your goal than worrying about an internal discussion about colorism. Second, you are still willfully misrepresenting what she stated. She pointed out that all of the women were light-skinned, which supports that… Read more
I read it as pointing out that even where rappers aren’t marrying white women, they are still marrying lighter-skinned black women. I don’t read it as saying those lighter-skinned black women aren’t really black, I read it as pointing out that even where rappers marry black women their choices still seem to be… Read more
What you are missing is that she didn’t criticize his choice of wife. She just pointed out the pattern of all of these wives being light. It’s not a flaw on the women’s part, nor a question of their blackness. What is being pointed out is the pattern of preference on the part of the rappers.
Let me also point out that… Read more
Sooo many conscious rappers are just misogynistic hoteps (and weirdly but I guess also not surprisingly, also anti-Semites) in disguise. The charade never lasts long for them.