How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)

By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects…

This post makes me think of three very similar shows: The Talk, The View and The Real. They’re all garbage(for forward-thinking Black people), but you’re welcome to look them up to confirm for yourself. One similarity I’ve found between two of these shows is that the overweight, dark-skinned co-host is single and deemed unlovable by her constant talk of failed relationships, poor dating choices and random sexcapades. She’s often telling jokes, is overtly flirtatious with male guests and donning the worst wigs and weaves. And if there is another Black or biracial co-host, she is light-skinned and married to a non-Black man.

This is just one similarity that popped in my mind with this read, but these positions and roles are clearly intentional to influence the masses. Please check out Kennedy’s brilliant revelations on this topic via How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” — RaceBaitR

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26 thoughts on “How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)

  1. you know who else this makes me think of? Leslie Jones. She plays that role and she is always flirting with the white guys on the show in the skits. It gets a little annoying to watch sometimes, because i know she can do better that that, no matter what her complexion is

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  2. Low-key conditioning; not a big fan of the “closer to being white is better” perspective…media has its perks, but sometimes, it honestly makes me sick…which is why I yake it upon myself to always remind my sisters how beautiful they are; the world surely wont do it for us.

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    1. I’m not at all a fan of the “closer to white is better” idea. I actually feel the opposite about it. Why should a people so beautiful, resilient and rich want to be anything like our main oppressors?

      And I agree; it’s up to us to uplift one another.

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          1. Absolutely! I love the battle scene when brother asked “Would you kill me, my love?” He dropped his weapon with her response and the other men followed. That was such a moment.

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  3. Agreed! How about the stark contrast between T’shala and the antagonist Killmonger…?

    Two entirely different but very relevant perspectives in relation to our contemporary society.

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