Are People Backwards About Protesting?

I’m seeing all these people protesting over being told to wear masks. Protesting over being told to stay home to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. Fighting and arguing in stores because of mask rules. I hear some of these people say that they refuse to wear a mask because they refuse to “let the government tell them what to do” or they “don’t want to be a sheep”. I just can’t get over how stupid all of this looks to me.

The government tells you to send your kids to school everyday. You complain about how schools teach you nothing that you can use in your everyday life. You complain about how teachers and other school staff treated you when you were in school. But you don’t protest about that. You continue to take your kids there everyday.

The government tells you that you have to work 8+ hour shifts on jobs that you hate to make enough money to take care of yourself and/or your family. You complain about how shitty the bosses and supervisors are. You complain about how hard or stressful the work is. You complain about how the jobs pay you peanuts. But you still go to them everyday. And you don’t protest.

The government tells you that you have to pay for life insurance, car insurance, and health insurance. You complain about how all these things are scams. You complain about how much all these things cost. But you still pay for them anyway. And you don’t protest.

The government allows garbage to be promoted to you and your children through radio and television. You complain about how everything on TV and radio is about sex, drugs, and violence. You complain about how the women in these industries can only succeed if they’re hypersexualized. But you continue to watch and listen to it everyday. And you allow your kids to watch and listen to it too. And you don’t protest.

The government tells you that you have to vote for politicians to govern over you every four years. You complain about how these politicians are horrible and do nothing for you. You complain about how the government is constantly giving you the choice between bad or worst in every election. But you continue to vote anyway. And you don’t protest.

The government tells you that you have to pay taxes every year. You complain about how high the taxes are. You complain about how the government wastes your taxes on things that don’t benefit you, like bombing innocent people in other countries. But you continue to pay taxes every year. And you don’t protest.

You talk about how the government telling you to wear a mask and stay home during a pandemic is the government “trying to control you”, but NEWS FLASH! The government has been controlling you YOUR WHOLE LIFE! You’ve been a sheep YOUR WHOLE LIFE! And you’ve done absolutely NOTHING about it. But you WILL get up and protest and throw a fit and fight over a damn mask. I don’t get it!

All these things all of us complain about the government doing to us. Why don’t we ever protest the government? Why do some people protest over the most trivial things? Is it fear?

I believe that these people actually do want to protest against the government, but they’re too afraid to protest over big issues. They’re too afraid to acknowledge and address huge issues. So they pick trivial issues to protest about. It’s sad and it sucks. This backwards protesting needs to go!

Black Women Can’t Even Call Their Hair JUST Hair

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A lot of things have opened my eyes since I found the black conscious side of the internet and around 2010-2011 when I found the natural hair side of YouTube. People from both of these communities encourage black women to wear their own hair the most. Some black women’s response to this is that it’s “just hair” and it “shouldn’t be that serious”.

I believe it’s NOT just hair. Thinking about the history of how black men and black women have been disrespected and discriminated against for their real hair is enough for me to see that, already. But there are a lot more examples that show me that it’s not “just hair”.

Many black women can’t even call their hair JUST hair. We always have to put a descriptor or something in front before we say hair when we talk about our hair. For instance, instead of calling our hair JUST hair, we call our hair “natural” hair or “4a/b/c” hair. Black women are literally the only group on the planet that has to call our hair “natural” or refer to our hair as subcategories. I don’t hear white, Asian or any other race of people, calling their hair “natural” or referring to their hair as “1a/b/c” and so forth.

I also hear a lot of black women calling their hair a “crown”. Our hair isn’t a crown! It’s HAIR! I believe we call our hair a “crown” because we’ve been made to think negatively about our hair for so long and we say that so we can feel better about our hair. Crowns are associated with royalty. So if we call our hair “crowns”, we can feel like we’re associated with kings and queens when we wear our own hair. Honestly, I feel like that it so unnecessary. We shouldn’t have to think of our hair that way just so we can be happy with it.

This reminds me of a children’s book I saw on social media a few years ago titled Penny and the Magic Puffballs, where a black woman wrote a book to help her daughter, I believe, feel better about her hair because she wanted straight hair like all the other girls around her. She styled her daughter’s hair into puffballs and called them “magic”. I understand the message, but I just think that it’s sad that a little black girl’s hair has to be called “magic” just to get her to be happy with it. It can’t JUST BE hair.

Whenever black women are finally breaking away from wearing weaves, wigs, and relaxers, and are started to wear and take care of their real hair, they refer to wearing their real hair as a “journey”. Wearing the hair you were born with exactly as it grows out of your scalp without altering it shouldn’t be a “journey”. It should just be you finally not being afraid of wearing your hair.

When I go into the hair products aisle in every store and see every product labeled as JUST hair products, but the black hair products have to be called “natural” hair products makes me sick and angry.

Most black female cartoon characters and dolls are depicted with straight hair and they aren’t even real. If it’s just hair, how come most black female fictional characters and dolls don’t even have our textured hair?

This society made us feel that we have to call our hair something different because they’re uncomfortable with it. This is why I believe it’s important for us to get rid of the fake hair and hair straighteners anyway just to give a FUCK YOU to this obviously racist society that tries so hard to make us hate everything about ourselves.

We are constantly calling our hair everything except JUST hair. So, the next time I hear someone say it’s “just hair”, I will know it’s a lie. I think people only say that because they know that the encouraging people are right about black people embracing our own hair, but they don’t want to listen. They just say that because they don’t have a better rebuttal. Black people and this society as a whole clearly have an issue with our hair.

What Is A Mistake?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary website, a mistake is 1) a wrong judgement or misunderstanding; 2) a wrong action or statement proceeding faulty judgement, inadequate knowledge, or inattention. In my own words, a mistake is a wrong thing someone does or says, but wasn’t intending to. For example, you writing too quickly and you accidentally misspell something because of it and you have to erase. Or grabbing something out the fridge and it slips out of your hands and breaks. You didn’t throw it on the floor on purpose. It just slipped out of your hand.

Many people call things “mistakes” that aren’t mistakes. They’re CHOICES. But because they regret it later, they want to soften what they did, so instead of admitting they made a poor choice, they’ll say they “made a mistake”.

“I made a mistake and cheated on my spouse.”

“I made a mistake and said something I shouldn’t have said out of anger.”

“I made a mistake and wore blackface and called someone a racial slur.”

“I made a mistake and raped someone.”

“I made a mistake and abused someone.”

“I made a mistake and bullied someone.”

So many people say things like this and claim they are mistakes. These aren’t mistakes because all people know right from wrong. We were taught since we were babies right from wrong. It’s up to us to CHOOSE right or wrong. A lot of people CHOOSE to do WRONG things, then don’t want to own up to their choice.

You knew you were in a relationship/married when you slept with someone that wasn’t your partner. It’s not like you didn’t know you were already with someone. You knew doing that was wrong, which is why you did it behind your partner’s back and lied about it. You knew sleeping with someone that wasn’t your partner would hurt them…but you did it anyway. Now that you got caught and you see the hurt on your partner’s face, you want to say it was “a mistake”. No. You made A CHOICE!

Everyone knows wearing blackface is racist. Everyone knows what racial slurs are. You went online and did it anyway. And now that you’re getting dragged for it (like you should), you want to claim you “made a mistake”. No. You made A CHOICE!

When you picked on that kid in school for whatever reason, you knew exactly what you were doing. You knew the kid would be and was hurt by it. But you did it anyway. And kept doing it. You didn’t “make a mistake” and become a bully. You made A CHOICE!

When you had sex without a condom or birth control, you knew beforehand that unprotected sex leads to pregnancy. You don’t sleep around unprotected, then say “I made a mistake and now I’m pregnant” or “I made a mistake and got somebody pregnant”. You made A CHOICE!

Instead of saying, “We’re all human and we all make mistakes”, I want us to start saying, “We’re all human and we all make CHOICES”. We have to start being more honest with ourselves and admitting that we CHOOSE to do bad things sometimes.

A lot of people like using “free will” as excuse to absolve themselves from accountability for bad choices as well. Yes we have free will to choose what we want to do, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences to what we do or that what we do won’t hurt someone else.

I believe that if more of us admitted to making bad choices instead of calling our bad choices “mistakes”, we will think twice about doing certain things. If we keep calling our bad choices “mistakes”, a lot of us won’t try to do better because in our heads, we’re not doing anything wrong. We’re just “making mistakes”.

Racist People Are Slick

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When it comes to doing or saying racist things, racist people are really slick when trying to find ways to work their way around the rules that say they shouldn’t be doing it.

I saw a tweet saying we should talk more about Robert Downey, Jr. wearing blackface in the movie, Tropic Thunder. People were replying to the tweet, defending him wearing blackface saying he did it to “spread awareness of how white people get movie roles that are really for black people”. The sad part is, it was mostly black people defending him. That’s kind of the same thing Drake said when he was exposed for wearing blackface. He said, “The photos represented how black people were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment”.

And we also heard of the many stories of nonblack people wearing blackface as a “Halloween costume”.

If people really understood the true history behind blackface and really cared about black people, NO ONE would wear it. FOR ANY REASON. Nonblack people think that because it’s for “racial awareness”, it gives them a pass to wear it. They think that because it’s “just a Halloween costume” that it gives them a pass to wear it.

When we say we don’t want to see anyone wearing blackface anymore, WE MEAN IT! WE DON’T WANT TO SEE BLACKFACE ANYMORE! There are literally TONS of other ways to bring awareness to black issues than wearing blackface! There are literally TONS of other costumes you can wear for Halloween! If you choose to wear blackface for any reason, you are racist and you hate black people. Plain and simple. There’s literally ZERO reason for anyone to wear blackface. ZERO!

Another example is them saying nigga/nigger. I remember Gina Rodriguez rapping along to “Ready or Not” by The Fugees and she said nigga since it was part of the lyrics. I also remember a comment I saw on YouTube years ago where a nonblack person commented some lyrics to Dej Loaf’s song, “Try Me”, and mentioned nigga. They think they’re slick to say nigga because the word is in lyrics to a song. They also try to use the excuse that they “have black friends” to give themselves a pass to say it. When we say we don’t want nonblack people saying nigga, WE MEAN IT! WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR NONBLACK PEOPLE SAYING NIGGA! And just like with Robert Downey, Jr., black people defended these people because “it’s just a song”.

Slave movies is another. For years, I’ve heard many black people, including myself, talk about how they’re tired of seeing slave movies get released every year. We’re also tired of seeing Civil Rights movies. We’re tired of seeing our people beaten, killed, and oppressed as entertainment. Instead of NOT putting out a slave movie, they’ll put one out about us “fighting back”, like Birth of a Nation or Django Unchained. They think they get a pass to put out slave movies because it depicts us fighting back instead of being victims, but a slave movie is a slave movie, regardless of if they show us “fighting back” or not.

Hollywood had plenty of chances to put out a movie about slaves fighting back and they rarely if ever have done it. When we say we don’t want to see anymore slave movies, WE MEAN IT! WE DON’T WANT TO SEE ANYMORE SLAVE MOVIES! If you want to learn about slavery, there’s tons of books and online articles about it. There’s no need to keep making these movies every year!

Again, black people defend these movies and try to shame their own people to go see them because it’s finally a movie about “fighting back”.

I’ve also noticed how some TV shows, movies, comedy specials, and cartoons would say racist things, but try to pass it off as if it’s a “joke”. Shows like Family Guy and South Park. People defend their racist jokes by saying they “make fun of everyone”. This is just another attempt of them being slick. They think because it’s “just a joke” and they “talk about everyone” that it gives them a pass. NO! When we say we don’t want to hear racist remarks or portrayals, WE MEAN IT! WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR RACIST REMARKS OR PORTRAYALS! Call us “sensitive”. We don’t care! We mean what we say!

Black people, STOP defending these people for doing and saying racist things! Racist people are fully aware of the rules we have set and demanded against their racism. This is them trying to find loopholes around what we say. That’s what they always do. Stop giving them passes. They know they’re not supposed to be saying/doing it, but they want to do it anyway, so they look for excuses. Don’t be fooled. Don’t fall for their game. They just think they’re slick.

Should Paddling Be Allowed In Schools?

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I remember when I was very little that some of the teachers used to paddle kids who misbehaved in school. Nowadays, paddling has been outlawed in schools in most states. Currently, it’s legal in only 19 states in the U.S. As a child, I didn’t think much of paddling. I thought it was normal and that’s just what adults did to discipline misbehaved children. But now that I’m an adult, I’m angry that paddling was ever allowed in schools at all.

One major reason is because I don’t think adults should be putting their hands on children, especially children that’s not their own! The idea of adults hitting children never sat well with me. It makes me think of child abuse, even if it is just a couple of little taps.

And thinking back on how a lot of my teachers were when I was little, I think many of them got a rise out of hitting children and looked for any reason to do it. I remember some kids getting paddled for talking in class or coming back from the bathroom a few minutes late. Although I do think those types of actions need some type of disciplinary action to prevent it from continuously happening, I don’t think paddling a child for that is necessary. I think some school staff were just power hungry and needed to feel a sense of power.

The other reason is, I believe disciplining children should be the parents’ job and the parents’ job only. No one else should have to discipline your children for you. No one else should have to tell your children to be quiet, sit down, pay attention, come to class on time, listen to the teacher, and do their work. Your child should already know how to behave at school. Your child should already know to listen and do their work.

A friend of mine has very disobedient children and they always bring them around me. I always have to tell them to stop doing this and stop doing that. And since the children aren’t mine, I feel very uncomfortable doing that. I can only imagine how a teacher would feel dealing with these types of kids. If your child needs to be disciplined outside your home, either your disciplinary actions don’t work and you need to change it (or you have none and need to get some immediately) or your child may have a disorder and you need to check it out.

I also read an article that said black and disabled children are paddled in school more than any other children. So, I believe paddling may have some subtle racist undertones and/or adults having lack of patience with children. You need a TON of patience to deal with disabled (mentally & physically) children.

I believe that is a huge problem with many adults today. They have no patience with children. Children are still learning and growing. They require patience to help them grow to the best they can be. If you’re not patient when it comes to children, you shouldn’t work in a school or be a parent.

On the flip side, even though I don’t agree with paddling children, I understand why it was allowed. A lot of children are REALLY bad and disobedient. And a lot of parents send them to school for poor teachers and other kids to deal with, KNOWING those kids are bad! I’ve heard stories about teachers telling parents about their bad kids and the parents would either do nothing or get mad at the teachers like they’re lying. That is sad!

RAISE AND DISCIPLINE YOUR OWN CHILDREN! Stop putting your bad ass kids on other people! Deal with them yourself!

Why Do Black People Defend Other Races of People So Much?

On social media, I’ve seen many black people defend other races of people when they are experiencing racism and discrimination. Black people defended Hispanics who were dealing with deportation and their families being torn apart by ICE. Black people defended Mexicans when Donald Trump was talking about building walls to block them out of the country and saying they’re responsible for bringing drugs and crime to the country. Black people defended Chinese people when Donald Trump referred to the Coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”. Black people even defend white people who are being disrespected by other black people online. There are so many examples out there of where our people defended other races of people. Our people will defend anyone, regardless of race. If no other race defends another race who is experiencing racism and disrespect, best believe our people will!

On the flip side, I’ve seen other black people shame and criticize the ones who defend all of these races of people, saying that these other races of people rarely, if ever, care about or defend us when we’re experiencing racism, so why should we care about their problems and defend them?

Although I completely agree with that, I don’t hate the ones who defend other races of people at all because I believe I know why our people do this. Our people have been experiencing racism and discrimination for centuries in America. We know what it feels like to be discriminated against and looked down upon because of our race. Our people have been through being told we couldn’t go to certain places because we are black. Our people witness being sentenced harsher sentences in the judicial system than white people for the same crimes too many times. Our people get told that our own hair that grows out of our scalps is “unprofessional” and “ugly”. Our people know what it feels like to be disrespected and looked down upon just because of the color of our skin. Our people know what being negatively stereotyped all throughout media day in and day out feels like. Our people don’t want to see anyone else going through that, so we defend them. I can’t hate my people for having sympathy.

It’s actually a bittersweet thing. Our people have such a soft spot for fighting against racism, no matter who is experiencing it, but it seems like nobody cares about us to do the same for us. I know our people know that, too. I just feel like it doesn’t stop us from fighting.

I believe our defensiveness of everyone is definitely a side effect of being discriminated against for so long. I think before we are so quick to criticize and shame one another, we need to think of why our people do these things first. A lot of the time, it’s because of serious deep rooted issues like this one. We have to remember what our people have gone through in this country throughout history because what our people have gone through plays a HUGE part of how we act and react to things today, regardless of how “long ago” it was.

Could Paying Reparations To Black People Bankrupt America?

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I heard several times on the internet of some people saying the reason America hadn’t paid black people reparations for what they did to black people for centuries is because it would make America bankrupt. Many people hear that and think they’re lying. I had to think about it for a moment before I asked myself, ‘What if they’re not lying?’

The American government KNOWS they owe black people reparations. They know EXACTLY HOW MUCH they owe. They probably owe us every cent this country is worth. And that’s just in money. They owe us way more than just money. They owe us acres upon acres of land. They owe us credit for things we invented that they take credit and get paid for, and so much more. They know that if they gave black people everything they owe, the whole American government would be destroyed and abolished.

I, amongst many other black people, could care less what happens to the American government after they pay what they owe in reparations. Boohoo to them! They should’ve thought of that before they did what they did to our people and continue to do it to this day! However, they don’t feel the same way.

The American government is not willing to give up all of their money, land, and power to make up for what they did to us. They don’t love or feel guilty enough to do that. They’ll give us jobs. They’ll give us little roles on TV shows and movies. They’ll parade our musicians on airwaves for a little bit. They’ll give us money, but only an amount they’re comfortable with. They’ll try to be our friends. They’ll give us anything, as long as they don’t have to pay us reparations.

When they say giving black people reparations would bankrupt America, THEY’RE NOT LYING. (Or at least, I don’t think so.) They’re telling the truth right to our faces!

Do Superheroes Sell Their Souls To Get Their Powers And/Or Become Heroes?

I have one theory about superheroes. I noticed that most superheroes have a family member or someone else close to them that died right before they became the heroes we know today. According to theories about Hollywood and the Illuminati, all celebrities have to sell their souls to become famous, along with sacrificing a loved one or close friend.

When I noticed that a lot of superheroes have family members that have died, it sounded very similar to the theories about celebrities. I also wondered if all of them having dead family members before becoming heroes was a coincidence.

Also, according to theories about celebrities in Hollywood, many of them are victims of abuse, trauma, and MK Ultra mind control and that’s where they get their alter egos from. All of the superheroes I know of have alters or multiple identities and are victims of trauma.

Batman lost both of his parents when he was only a child. They were killed by someone trying to rob them right in front of him. He is traumatized by their deaths and vows to never kill any criminal he catches or use a gun because of what happened to his parents. His alter, or other identity, is millionaire, Bruce Wayne.

Robin lost his parents at eight years old, due to someone sabotaging their circus act. Batman investigated the murder and adopted him afterwards as his son and made him his sidekick.

Superman and his cousin, Supergirl, lost their families when their home planet, Krypton, was destroyed, forcing them to come to earth. Their parents arranged escape rockets for them to get to earth before the planet was destroyed. Superman’s other identity is Clark Kent, a journalist working for The Daily Planet newspaper. Supergirl’s other identity is Kara Danvers, a reporter working for CatCo.

Spider-Man lost his parents in a plane crash and his uncle, Ben, was killed by a burglar. His other identity is Peter Parker, a high school student.

Iron Man lost his parents in a car accident. His other identity is Tony Stark, a millionaire and owner of Stark Industries.

Wolverine accidentally killed his childhood companion, Rose. His father was killed by his groundskeeper, who was thrown off his property beforehand. In retaliation, Wolverine killed the groundskeeper. He was born James Howlett, but went by Logan when he got older. His powers come from being a mutant, as well as all other X-Men characters.

Jean Grey lost her best friend who was hit by a car.

Storm lost her parents by a plane crashing into their home when she was a child.

Static Shock lost his mother through some riots in his hometown, getting hit by some stray bullets. His other identity is Virgil Hawkins, a high school student. He got his powers after getting covered in a chemical.

Captain America lost his parents; his father died fighting in a war and his mother died of tuberculosis. His other identity is Steve Rogers, who got his powers through
an experimental serum.

I don’t know if The Incredible Hulk lost a loved one, but he definitely has an alter personality, who is scientist Bruce Banner. He was testing to detonate a gamma bomb. He saved a teenager who unknowingly drove into his testing area, but he was hit by the blast, which is how he ended up turning into The Hulk. He is constantly struggling to keep The Hulk under control.

Doctor Strange was originally a doctor who only cared about the money he made from being a doctor and not necessarily the people he helped. One day, he got into a car accident and suffered from broken bones in his hands and severe nerve damage. He could no longer do surgery. He went nearly broke trying to find a way to restore his hands. He finds out about The Ancient One from overhearing a conversation. He searches for him and, eventually, The Ancient One taught him mysticism.

I don’t know for sure if this theory that popped in my head about superheroes is true, but it is something I’m thinking about and is interesting. Could the superhero world be a mirror to the world of celebrities and soul selling?

Why Is Steve Harvey Giving Relationship Advice?

I know this topic may sound and very well be old, but I mentioned in a past post about Steve Harvey writing books about giving out relationship advice and questioning that. I’m sure so many other people questioned that, too. Like, why of all people, is Steve Harvey giving relationship advice? He’s on his third wife and is a cheater! Even Tony Rock called him out for this.

One thing I want to point out, too, is that whenever one celebrity calls out another celebrity for something, a lot of people have this knee-jerk reaction of saying they’re “hating” or “jealous” without giving themselves a chance to really think about what they’re saying. Most of the time, the one that’s being called out deserves to be called out and people need to listen. A lot of these celebrities are snakes and liars.

I didn’t know at first why Steve was giving out advice like that, but I knew something was fishy. As of recently, I think I figured out why. I believe it’s because his ex wife, Mary Harvey, started EXPOSING him for the things he did to her!

There are lots of other videos and interviews online of her exposing him, but this is the one I will share here because it’s all I need to get my point across. All this relationship crap he’s spewing is a front to cover all that up. Somebody in his camp reinvented him as a “relationship adviser” for DAMAGE CONTROL. It’s so obvious to me now. That’s all it is.

I feel sorry for the women who trusted him and read his sorry book and believed what he said. He took advantage of and scammed those women. And for the women who haven’t read his book yet, I warn you. DON’T! Don’t read ANY of his books or any book written by any man telling women how to get and/or keep a relationship. They’re all scams and misogynistic. If you read my post I mentioned at the beginning of this post, you will understand why. Don’t listen to any relationship advice he gives on his TV and radio shows. He should have ZERO business talking about relationships.

FUCK STEVE HARVEY!

Why Can’t People Just Compliment Dark Skinned Women?

I know we’ve all heard people say a dark skinned woman is “pretty to be dark”. I remember the episode a few years ago on Oprah’s Lifeclass show about colorism and a young woman was sharing her story about how people treated her for being dark skinned. One of the things she mentioned that hurt her was this “pretty to be dark” saying. And she said, “Why does it have to be all that? Why can’t I just be pretty?” Still to this day, her saying that really makes me feel for her and other dark skinned women who are going through the same thing.

For years, we’ve all heard the debates about who looked better on the show, Martin, between Gina (Tisha Campbell) and Pam (Tichina Arnold). Lots of people say Tichina Arnold looked better than Tisha Campbell and Tisha was “just light skinned”. I never realized how messed up this argument was until I started really thinking about it recently.

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Why couldn’t people JUST call Tichina Arnold beautiful? People acted like Tisha Campbell was ugly or “average” just to say Tichina looked good, when Tisha wasn’t ugly or average at all. Tisha Campbell is very beautiful. Why couldn’t they both be beautiful?

People compare beautiful dark skinned women to light skinned women all the time before just calling them beautiful, like a dark skinned woman looking better than a light skinned woman is some kind of prize or shock.

People have to pretend a beautiful light skinned woman is ugly or average just to call a dark skinned woman beautiful and yet these same people will try to tell you that colorism doesn’t exist and we don’t have a problem with skin tones.

Why do people feel the need to do this if they didn’t think somewhere in their minds that light skin gets put on a pedestal and that there is some problem between light skin and dark skin?

On the flip side, no one really compares beautiful light skinned women to other people just to call them beautiful. They just call them beautiful and leave it at that. Does anyone compare BeyoncĂ©’s looks to anyone before they call her beautiful or do they JUST call her beautiful? Does anyone compare Rihanna’s looks to anyone before calling her beautiful or do they JUST call her beautiful? What about Megan Good? Nicki Minaj? I could go on and on.

So after what I’ve said, why can’t people JUST compliment a dark skinned woman and leave it at that? Why does extra stuff have to be added to the compliment? Are people afraid to or feel some type of way about complimenting dark skinned women? Is comparing beautiful dark skinned women to light skinned women and acting like the light skinned woman isn’t that pretty the new “pretty to be dark”?