With that said, colorism is such a touchy topic in the African-American community that I think I touched a serious nerve.
With my recent post with Fantasia and colorism, I got some really great replies---some that were fiery red hot and some that vehmently disagreed. And I do understand, black is black in many mainstream circles, but black can be another thing in other ones; especially black circles. And still there is a stigma of darker hues.
America does have a racial hierarchy, but also a color shade hierarchy that has created a serious divide in all communities of color. To the point that we still play into them.
So let me restate my point. I agree that Fantasia's assessment of her being targeted for her extra-marital affairs because she was darker than Alicia keys was wrong. BUT I do agree that in her career, like so many other darker-skinned female performers, she has gotten the short end of the stick.
And until black women stop using skin lightener to be "beautiful" then I stand by my words.
That's all. But I still love me some light-skinned folks...including my honey dip.