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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    Link: Dark Girls - Deep-seated biases about skin color, particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    as much as YOU don`t want to hear this (white people) this mentality among people of color is caused by white domination of cultural values in the US and the world in general.

    to be white is right...everything else is less acceptable.

    IF you really want to learn more about this, can keep an open mind and get past your own ignorance,

    GOOGLE WHITE PRIVILEGE and read the research that has been done on it.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    So why is it so many white people, particularly women, wish so hard to be less white than they are?
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Hispanic all the way baby, best of both worlds
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    somethign must be wrong with me. cus i think beauty is beauty. my current girlfriend of 5 years is dark, and i think shes the most beautiful with her hair in an afro. but she feels exactly the same as these girls.
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    KidGixxer Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    I noticed the ugly women seem to be more devastated then the pretty women in this video.

    Also did anyone see what martin lawrence looks like as a female.

    And wtf is up with the blonde hair, green eyes white girl complaining about. she is what maybe 1/16 black. just enough to be able to claim something like indians and casinos.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Saying you `hate` racism is pretty damn redundant now. Hate is such a common word for anything. It`s anodyne and diluted. Still... I really HATE racism.
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    metalhannes Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Would be neat to know if black girls had similar issues in Europe too. The reasoning seemed to be because of slavery in the US there still is a separation going on.
    But my sister had a similar experience as a child when we lived in Turkey. She came back from school one day and said she wanted a darker skin, black hair and become a muslim. Not because people were teasing us for being light-skinned and blond-haired. Quite the opposite, they where fascinated by it and told us it was beautiful: It`s just being different, and not in a good way but in a blatant way.
    One of the first question always where "Where are you from?" "Germany." "So you`re a christian" "Yes." <Some prejudice or misinformation here>. The smarter people moved on without asking too much or being genuinely interested, others just wanted to make us muslims.
    Maybe it`s harder for girls. But tbh I`m more attracted to light-skinned girls. I thought people are more oft
  9. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    Saying you `hate` racism is pretty damn redundant now. Hate is such a common word for anything. It`s anodyne and diluted. Still... I really HATE racism.
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    ScissorFox Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    People are too sensitive these days, be proud of who you are.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    You know you could probably make a video about ANY trait that girls have, and find a group of girls who will tell you how that trait has made them feel incredibly insecure about themselves, and how other people have made those girls feel insecure about that trait.
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    Oh good this was entertaining.......I`m all kinds of not bored.
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    meneado Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    is there something wrong with the video??
    i only see silhouettes.
  14. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    This is sad, What has happened to these black women`s self-esteem ?

    This seems so very odd to me, How is it that people can get so stuck up over how much melanin you have in your skin ?
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    meneado now I`m entertained. thanks :)
  16. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    "as much as YOU don`t want to hear this (white people) this mentality among people of color is caused by white domination of cultural values in the US and the world in general.

    to be white is right...everything else is less acceptable.

    IF you really want to learn more about this, can keep an open mind and get past your own ignorance,

    GOOGLE WHITE PRIVILEGE and read the research that has been done on it."
    ok... first off, please learn to type properly before you lecture people. your point won`t be ignored by as many people.
    second, i agree that racism and white privelege play a SMALL part in this bias. but what people like to ignore is that some people of african descent still have tribalism running deep in their veins. it is in their nature.... a few hundred years out of their home country is not going to take it all out.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    The segment beginning at 2:18 is heart-rending. Ow. That is *so* painful to watch.
  18. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Perhaps it`s just me here, but I fully agree with them on the idea that darker women are seen more sexually while lighter women more motherly. I feel this way across all races. Can`t say why or whether or not I`ll ever change my perspective on this, but I`d wager a large majority of men share this.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    Yeah this is terrible and untrue. To the dark skinned girls, don`t ever think you`re anything else but beautiful.
  20. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    ok... first off, please learn to type properly before you lecture people. your point won`t be ignored by as many people.

    I hope it will, because their point is just more racism and trying to get people to feel guilty for having the "wrong" skin colour and thus being of the "wrong" "race", blah blah blah. It`s particularly hypocritical in this thread.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    "to be white is right...everything else is less acceptable.

    IF you really want to learn more about this, can keep an open mind and get past your own ignorance"

    Hi.


    You`re retarded :D
  22. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    Of course they`re beautiful and they generally know that, that`s not really the point.

    No matter how atheist you are, you can`t deny when you were a kid God = right = white = love and the Devil = wrong = black = hate. Yeah, silly children`s story`s and all that, but the center idea of being afraid of the dark and feeling safe in the light has been apart of humans for quite some time. It`s no surprise these foundations transfer over to distinctions based on someone`s skin color.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    "what people like to ignore is that some people of african descent still have tribalism running deep in their veins. it is in their nature.... a few hundred years out of their home country is not going to take it all out."

    What people like to ignore, is that tribalism isn`t a black problem. Any time anyone says them vs us, it`s tribalism.

    Genocides in Russia, China, Germany? Tribalism.

    Complaining about the wrong kind of immigrants? Tribalism.

    Making broad generalizations about Africans, whilst ignoring the key elements of tribalism whilst ignoring all of the above? Tribalism.
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    cooleric11 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    have they tried mr clean?!?!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    "What people like to ignore, is that tribalism isn`t a black problem. Any time anyone says them vs us, it`s tribalism."

    Many of the problems in the Middle East....Tribalism.
  26. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    Many of the problems in the US....Tribalism.

    Hey look, pointing out the obvious isn`t hard at all.
  27. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    deep seated...? I`m not sure but do they mean deep seeded? Deep seats just doesn`t make sense.

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    November_Rai Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Beyond the debate, that was beautiful, powerful, and stunning. Thanks for posting.
  29. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    The result is mistakes like “deep seeded.” The expression has nothing to do with a feeling being planted deep within one, but instead refers to its being seated firmly within one’s breast: “My aversion to anchovies is deep-seated.”
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Not so true with this generation. All the white girls are going to tanning salons to get as dark as possible.
  31. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    "Not so true with this generation. All the white girls are going to tanning salons to get as dark as possible."

    Does that not reinforce the concept of darker = sexual/dangerous/dirty lighter = motherly/safe/virgin? It does to me. Again, personally I`m down with any and all those aspects in a woman but if I can see that because I may have thought it when I was six, I`m sure plenty of women see it too as they`re sitting on the tanning booth.
  32. Profile photo of Twiggy77
    Twiggy77 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    2:18 - 2:52. Blame the parents, not the system.
  33. Profile photo of I-See-U
    I-See-U Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    Sexy is about confidence not skin color.

    And why does everything with black people somehow get tied up with slavery? Asians, Europeans and middle easterners were also enslaved at one point. Give it up already.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    No matter how atheist you are, you can`t deny when you were a kid God = right = white = love and the Devil = wrong = black = hate. Yeah, silly children`s story`s and all that, but the center idea of being afraid of the dark and feeling safe in the light has been apart of humans for quite some time. It`s no surprise these foundations transfer over to distinctions based on someone`s skin color.

    It should be a surprise, because humans really shouldn`t be that stupid.

    First step is to stop promoting the completely ludicrous false dichotomy of black and white. Human skin colour is a spectrum, not two discrete points.

    My skin isn`t white. Nobody`s is, not even the very small number of people with albinism.

    The vast majority of people classed (stupidly) as "black" don`t have skin that is black or even anywhere close to black.

    It`s all obviously wrong. Not just morally wrong, but factually wrong.
  35. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Does that not reinforce the concept of darker = sexual/dangerous/dirty lighter = motherly/safe/virgin? It does to me.

    It doesn`t to me, which isn`t surprising since it`s a concept I hadn`t heard of before you brought it up.

    People with pale skin, inaccurately described as "white", damage themselves to darken it because it`s widely associated with illness and general bad health.

    Of course, I shouldn`t mention inconvenient truths like that because it conflicts with the approved racist stereotyping of how it`s all a bowl of cherries for "whites" and all a bag of pooe for "blacks", all the time in every way and it can never be any other way. Negative connotations attached to "black" skin are a horror even if they don`t actually exist, but negative connotations attached to "white" skin that do exist are...err..different, yes, it`s different when it happens to them. It always is.

    The inconv
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    Fake cut-off limit strikes again. The last line should read:


    The inconvenient truths must be whitewashed.
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    I think dark skinned girls are so pretty.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    This hurts my heart so much.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    I-See-U
    I agreed with you on the confidence point. However I think the point that the vid was making is that it`s hard to develop confidence when everyone seems to be telling you that you are lesser.

    The clip of that little girl absolutely broke my heart :(
  40. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    I was very surprised to see that one of the biggest cosmetic categories in Hong Kong is skin lighteners. I don`t think this is just a black thing, nor do I think it has anything to do with slavery (the whole house vs. field slave thing). I suspect the preference for lighter skin is common among all human cultures. The real aberration is the relatively recent desire of white people to get tans.
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    10 minutes of N*ggers complaining? i don`t think so IAB
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    I actually watched this a few days ago for absolutely no reason. Interesting that it turned up here.
  43. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Not just Hong Kong, Oldfart. Skin whitener`s are huge everywhere. Regardless of what Angillion may perceive, we don`t live in a sterile, logical world. Skin whitening has been common for centuries. And you`re right, this isn`t US slave related, or even african related. It`s a clear cut "When I was three, I learned white is the good guy and black is the bad guy." That`s it.

    Sorry your ideal world where something so idiotic can`t exist is here Angillion, but the fact is, this is very much a reality.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    Hm, that`s pretty interesting actually. Not something I expect on I-A-B and not what I come here for. But I still liked it.

    And obvious troll is obvious.
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    walkrunfly Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    maybe everyone thought they we`re ugly because they we`re ugly. Like there`s ugly white people too, not everyone is a beautiful flower
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    octwilite Female 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    That was just terribly sad.
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    random882 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    i have to agree with walkrunfly... Most of those "Dark-Skinned" girls were just plain ugly... Not because they were darker...
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    dark women are uglier that light women...its just how it is. just like fat women are uglier than skinny women...
  49. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    I only saw beautiful women. Makes me sad that the whole world can`t see it. I prefer black women though. I am not really a fan of pale skin or the features that come with it. But there are always exceptions to the rule.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Skull fat and skinny are different than melanin and no melanin. The darker the girl is the hotter she is for me. If the girl was as dark as the text in this text box I`d be set.
  51. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    "Skull fat and skinny are different than melanin and no melanin. The darker the girl is the hotter she is for me. If the girl was as dark as the text in this text box I`d be set."

    and some people think fat women are hotter than thin weomen. You are not in the majority though
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    Can somebody do something about zombieland`s post he crossed the line and is just being outright racist.
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    or, you know, you blame your insecurities on the color of your skin so you can tell people its not your fault.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    Also I think Stephen Lynch said it best

    "I just prefer black girls, the brown girls, the café au lait
    A caramel girls and mocca girls just blow me away."
  55. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    Every people have been enslaved at some point in history. Black slavery was just the most recent example of the widespread use of slavery. The whole argument that blacks are owed something because of slavery is a farce. Slavery is what brought them to America where they would eventually be set free and now live with every opportunity in the world to succeed. Im just sick of slavery being brought up everytime a "black" issue is discussed. Hell why dont we cry about the Jews, i dont think anybody has gotten it worse than them.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    and i hate the fact that people are so consumed by skin tone whether its white people tanning or black people being too dark or whatever. Be who you are and if someone doesnt except that then tell them f*ck off. just stop talking about f*cking race goddammit!
  57. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    i have to agree with cyberdyne, there are other races that have gotten it much worse from history. notably the jews, im not religious but for their sake i kind of hope they are gods chosen people because they just keep gettin kicked in the face time after time. they need some kind of reward for putting up with it
  58. Profile photo of simmerslodra
    simmerslodra Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    @ cyberdynde
    point 1: jim crow laws. There are people alive today in the US who were drated over/ disenfranchised by the unequal application of laws because of race. There are whole communities that arguable suffer the lasting detrimental effects of this disenfranchisement. They deserve recognition and reparation for having their constitutional rights denied them by various states and localities.

    point 2: Acknowledging the suffering of one people does not negate the suffering of another people. EG. acknowledging the horrors and long-standing sociological effects of African slavery does not somehow silence the voice of those who want to call attention to other persecuted ethnic groups, such as Jewish people. You can be horrified by both without disrespecting either, I promise.

    point 3: whiteness is a construct that harms white people and people of color alike. I should speak french. I should also speak Celtic and Armenian. But I do not, because the social benefit
  59. Profile photo of kcpd2050
    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    I love all women. I`m saddened by the prejudice with in their own race. Great video. Very educational.
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    simmerslodra Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:01 am
    of becoming white, of assimilating and forgetting outweighed retaining those traits which separated my ancestors from the whites of the time. Dear other whites, the idea of whiteness has robbed you of your true identity, robbed you of your stake in hostiry. drat whiteness. You aren`t white. You are just the children of people who though they could benefit from being called white.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:17 am
    Not just Hong Kong, Oldfart.

    Off topic, but this is the phrase of the day.
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    pwecrow Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:29 am
    Dear Zombieland:

    Please take your racist views and comments and kindly shove them up your arse. Your views and thoughts in no way reflect the majority of Canada. You`re nothing but a hateful, spiteful troll and I can only hope that one day real soon you get your account yanked for this.
    Sincerely,

    A real thinking, feeling and caring Canadian
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    pwecrow Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:33 am
    that being said, I found this video very disheartening. To think that these women find themselves less attractive simply because of the colour of their skin is just wrong. I saw nothing but beautiful faces.
    Hold your heads high as you are just as beautiful as any other woman on this planet. You are no less beautiful and no less deserving
  64. Profile photo of Gentle-Tramp
    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:35 am
    7:58 is she black? o.O
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:52 am
    I think black girls are hot. As ling as they aren`t ghetto, they are just like any other girls to me. Boobs are boobs, no matter what color.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:09 am
    and i guess the pressure for white girls to be tan is a direct back lash of slavery too. sh** gets old.
  67. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:17 am
    @simmerslodra/ i never said anything about being white, im guessing you misread my post. And whiteness, blackness, blueish, whatever. Im a human being, I relate to all people and your right im not white, i have blood relatives of many different colors including black. Im saying stop the racism. You can believe whatever you want but racism is constantly brought up by the black community even if the issue doesnt involve race at all. I brought up the jewish people for a reason, they were slaughtered wholesale, men, women and children. 6 million people killed in the span of 4 years. Dont try to compare African Slavery with that. Man I bet if I said f*ck blackness, that would be racist as hell right, its a f*cking double standard.
  68. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:23 am
    "Every people have been enslaved at some point in history. Black slavery was just the most recent example of the widespread use of slavery. The whole argument that blacks are owed something because of slavery is a farce. Slavery is what brought them to America where they would eventually be set free and now live with every opportunity in the world to succeed. Im just sick of slavery being brought up everytime a "black" issue is discussed. Hell why dont we cry about the Jews, i dont think anybody has gotten it worse than them."

    That`s the most racist poo ever. I guess we shouldn`t care about Native Americans either because there are not long-lasting effects of the devastation that was left on them?

    You`re ignorant or a troll. Not sure which. But you should be ashamed of yourself. You don`t belong in the human race.
  69. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:29 am
    African Slavery was worse or on par with the Holocaust. The psychological devastation it has left, and the legacy of Liberia (sarcastically of course) is evidence that it is one of the most evil things that humanity has ever done.

    Without slavery--would we have had general butt naked and his child cannibal army in Liberia? Or general Tupac, or General Biggie? Or any of this other lunacy there? 50% of the women being raped?

    That was all started by sending back our slaves which led them to enslave their own. It`s what they learned from the Europeans. We`ve created a lot of misery in the world. And a lot of black people have to be born into that misery, and that identity, and have to accept it. Because no one can see past it. It`s very hard to notice--but people are more than their parts.
  70. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:47 am
    The bias that a black girl isn`t as pretty as a white girl is completely ridiculous. There are lots of fat nasty bitches that I find just as repulsive whether they are black or white. I have noticed white guys aren`t usually attracted to black chicks, but if you can`t say you find any one of them sexy, then you`re blinded by color. I`ve always been in 90%+ white areas, so I haven`t had the chance to go out with a black girl, and would probably have been scared of talking to her a little bit more than a white girl, not because of the inter-racial aspect, but because a sexy black girl, is so much prettier than a white girl.

    Way too many white girls cake on make-up to look pretty. A beautiful black girl doesn`t need as much poo to make me turn around on the the street. Girl at 1:45, goddess.

    There are as many ugly black chicks as ugly white chicks is wher eI am getting, and they shouldn`t feel they are ugly because of their skin color.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:52 am
    And to add, here`s a little story:

    In 1st or 2nd grade, having been raised in nearly completely white environments, we had to make posters against racism, and the teacher explained what it was to us... But I kept asking questions because I didn`t understand.

    -Racism is when you treat somebody badly because they look different.
    -Teacher? We all look different, what do you mean?
    -It`s like when you are mean to somebody because he is black.
    -What did he do to make me angry?
    -Nothing.
    -Then why am I mad at him?
    -You`re not, you just don`t like him.

    The conversation went on, and I clearly remember going home that night and asking my older sister since she had done the same project the year before, and then asked my parents later that night. It took me an additional 4 years before I grasped the concept of racism, as I had moved to Montreal and saw it first hand at the black girl in my class. I had an eureka moment when I saw it.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:01 am
    @Sprinkz ; `Europeans` didn`t teach Slavery to anyone, sadly it has reared it`s ugly head in almost every culture or civilisation. To some that may be controversial, but I suppose the US and many European nations have a different relation with their pasts. In my experience slavery and( to many extents, but not all) racism are not as big of a deal in the places I`ve lived. Perhaps it`s not given as much attention as it ought to receive, or perhaps it`s not used as an excuse for everything, I don`t know. It does mean that I find it odd that slavery is given so much attention in the US. I`m not trying to downplay the horrible nature of it, but to me it seems healthier to learn to live with the past, instead of letting it segregate the society. Then again, different societies, different problems, so who knows.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 3:09 am
    why not try this. this takes only 2 weeks.
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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 3:18 am
    Ok, so of the 7 links I checked on IAB this morning 5 of them were just plain boring and two were down right depressing. I used to love this site. What happend to you?
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    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 5:28 am
    ...not because of the inter-racial aspect, but because a sexy black girl, is so much prettier than a white girl.
    Unless I read that incorrectly, what you just said is racist.

    If saying that black women are UGLIER than white women is racist, then in turn saying that black women are more BEAUTIFUL than white women is equally racist. You`re making a statement that declares one woman superior or inferior (in this case, in the aspect of beauty) based on the color of her skin.
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 5:40 am
    @ Batmanners about the girl at 1:45 and El Chinche--AGREE!

    I loved this video.
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
    328 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 5:48 am
    @zekumi

    Which is why there will always be racism. It`s pointless to try to "eliminate" it from society. Because you can`t.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:09 am
    If a person is not attracted to someone of a race, is that racism? I`ve always wondered about that, because in many ways attraction is not a conscious decision, so the person wouldn`t be trying to be racist, but they`d still prefer one race over the other.
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    ListerStorm Male 18-29
    162 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:16 am
    @zekumi: I Disagree, Having a personal preference in skin colour for physical attraction is normal. I personally find almost all black women ugly. It`s just not me, that not to say that I treat white women any better, or black women worse. I just wouldn`t want to sleep with most black women.
    *Just my opinion.
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:38 am
    @ChrisMunich: it`s not racist to prefer "types" but the point of this vid is that racism is so institutionalized that, across the board, people of all races have this pattern of being turned away by darkness of skin. Like the one woman said- being dark would attract a more sexual type of attention that wouldn`t be inclusive of wanting an "out in the open" relationship.

    there is nothing else but to look at ourselves, be honest about what is inside, and do what you think you should do.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:43 am
    @GlooStikk: Interesting point, I`m curious if women (or men) that have very dark skin experience this outside of the US as well, I`ve never really thought about it to be honest. It`s also a curious way of looking at a relationships, as starting a relationship with someone because of skin colour doesn`t seem too solid a basis.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Because of where I live, I haven`t had a chance to have a black friend since I was in grade 1-3; and I distinctly remember that my well-to-do, beautiful and smart black friend`s family (her family was from Barbados) was quite embarrassed to have me (oh, I was white trash at the time) as a friend. I wish I had a way to tell her and all black women that there are people out there (of all skin tones and races) that do like them, that do think they are beautiful and more!
    Oh, and I hate the prejudiced idea that white is smart... Zombieland proved that there are PLENTY of stupid white people out there!!! (Never more embarrassed to be Canadian than when I saw his post).
  83. Profile photo of jetsled
    jetsled Male 18-29
    18 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:04 am
    Eye opening to say the least... I personally thought there were some very attractive women in that video. Then again, skin color has ALWAYS been at the lowest of priorities on my list. And for those of you knocking peoples personal preferences in attractiveness by calling it racist... No, it isn`t racist, it again is personal preference. As racist as it might sound.. it`s not. Racism by definition is Racial intolerance, AKA "I hate you because you`re black/white/brown/yellow/purple" etc.

    @ChrisMunich Not racist at all, the culture we grow up in, the diversity of people surrounding us is what defines our preferences of attraction. Simply not finding another race attractive does not make it racist. Hating another race is Racist.

    Racism by definition is on a sharp decline and has been since the 60`s. I wont go as far as saying it has been eliminated but racial intermingling over the years has taught our youth one simple thing, We are ALL the same inside, and
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    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:49 am
    can the freakin sob story
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:57 am
    "10 minutes of N*ggers complaining? i don`t think so IAB"

    Ah, Zombieland. Moderator trp let you off lightly with a temp ban some time ago when you posted "that`s it, im joining my local KKK. stupid GD nigg*rs". Me? Not so much.

    Get the f*ck off my website.

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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Huh, interesting (and sad) stuff... Reminds me of the documentary "Good Hair" with Chris Rock.

    Also- I love a black woman with a natural fro. Wild and sex-ay.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Firstly- Thabk-you Davy, well modded! How sad to see so many lovely women so screwed about their skin colour...........I hope these attitudes will be gone from our culture soon- I fear I may be wrong as some horrible biases turn up on here sometimes!
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:54 am
    And yet pale people want to be darker? I know it`s not as bad from this side but it`s just stupid. My little sister (10) dances and she had to put fake tan on because she`s too pale. We live in England where there`s no sun! Of course she`s bloody pale!
  89. Profile photo of Schro
    Schro Female 18-29
    77 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:54 am
    The colour of skin is what is obvious but the real issue is human preference to certain levels of testosterone and its (supposed) association with youth and intelligence in women.
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    Fagballs Male 18-29
    28 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 9:13 am
    A few of these women are definitely quite hot.
  91. Profile photo of Ranarc
    Ranarc Male 18-29
    6 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Why does everything have to be Black or White. In that video I only saw one woman that I found remotely attractive on her apperence, nothing do with her skin colour - The rest were physically repulsive with unattrative features, not an unattractive skin colour. Maybe that is is the problem and not racism/discrimination.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:01 am
    and yet most white people want to be more tan.

    i guess the grass is always greener...
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:10 am
    A few of these women are quite not- they look like black men...
  94. Profile photo of FinePoint
    FinePoint Male 18-29
    161 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:53 am
    get over it...
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 11:33 am
    oh boo hoo!! T.T everyone and every race has similar issues. grow up and deal with it.

    oh and the girl with blonde hair, white skin and light eyes is WHITE... having one great grandparent who was black does not make you black!
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    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    I feel like a self-congratulatory arse for saying it, but a younger, stupider version of myself used to think that racism ended on some unknown day in the past, and that it was just something that happened in old monochrome films with cowboys in them.
    I choose to give credit to Star Trek for my naivety.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Zero sympathy, ladies. If you are mad because shallow, looks-orientated men aren`t dating you, BE HAPPY!!! Go find a real man who goes for quality.

    Many white boys in high school and college can`t get a white girl to date them because alot girls prefer dark-skinned males; Latino, black or otherwise. If they put together a similar video, there would be screams of racism and bloody murder.
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    pwecrow Male 30-39
    40 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    @Davymid *two thumbs way up*
    problem is even if he were to get the permaban treatment (and I would love to see him banned that way *double slap permaban*)he could just come back with another account and troll again
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    @Davymid *two thumbs way up*
    problem is even if he were to get the permaban treatment (and I would love to see him banned that way *double slap permaban*)he could just come back with another account and troll again
    Well, he could, if he gets another IP address. Heck, he`s welcome to, if he behaves next time around. But you`d be amazed (at least I am) at how good we`ve gotten over the last years at sniffing those guys out...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    meh...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    >>Many white boys in high school and college can`t get a white girl to date them because alot girls prefer dark-skinned males; Latino, black or otherwise. If they put together a similar video, there would be screams of racism and bloody murder.

    ^ This.
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    rajdc Male 30-39
    9 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    this exists all over the world
  103. Profile photo of c0sm0aut
    c0sm0aut Female 18-29
    68 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Wah wah wah, go back to africa. HAHAHAHA
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    Moosh Female 18-29
    196 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm
    As a woman, I can relate to genderism and really I`m sure most people can relate to some kind of discrimination or racism, but this video made me cry a little.
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    Keegan31 Male 18-29
    228 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    "Many white boys in high school and college can`t get a white girl to date them because alot girls prefer dark-skinned males; Latino, black or otherwise. If they put together a similar video, there would be screams of racism and bloody murder."

    No. No. No. No. No. No.

    I know over a dozen white chicks I could drat tonight if I wanted to. You have no game. Don`t blame your being pathetic on some made up form of reverse racism that clearly doesn`t exist.
  106. Profile photo of Exhumed
    Exhumed Male 18-29
    52 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    People tend to go for their own race the most, white girls rarely go specifically for blacks/latinos. I`ve seen girls who go for `gangsta` types and naturally gravitate towards black guys because white `gangstas` aren`t as alpha male, and are seen as more pathetic
  107. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
    275 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    I recently told my sister that I went on a great date with a black guy. She said, "Wow, I would have never expected that. I`m just as surprised as I would be if you said it was a girl."
    She followed that up with "But he`s a white black guy, right? Like, he`s a geek or something? Not that I care, I`m just surprised."
    When I told her that he`s a game tester for Nintendo, she just laughed and said "I knew it."
    And I come from a `liberal` family...
  108. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 12:26 am
    Wah wah wah, go back to africa. HAHAHAHA
    Be careful out there c0sm0aut. Another user was permabanned on this very thread, which we don`t do lightly. Though that user had previous, you don`t.

    Anyways, just be cool. Please.
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    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:46 am
    stay classy cosmo
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 4:04 am
    "Well, he could, if he gets another IP address. Heck, he`s welcome to, if he behaves next time around. But you`d be amazed (at least I am) at how good we`ve gotten over the last years at sniffing those guys out..."

    The mods have gotten Pmarren training.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 4:06 am
    "white girls rarely go specifically for blacks/latinos"

    lol, white girls are VERY often curious about the big dick stereotype, and oftentimes, they like it.
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    GeFeldz Male 18-29
    135 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 4:36 am
    Am i correct in that in the US, you put your "race" on your drivers licenses?
    Seriously, racism is very much alive and the more you point the differences out, like the color of your hair, skin or teeth, the longer it will be around.
    I was shocked about the women who talked about their own families and their racist opinions. Isn`t it a problem if darker skinned people themselves want to be lighter skinned? The little girl pointing to pictures is terrifying, where did she get those opinions?
  113. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 5:40 am
    I`m not quite sure how one would go about addressing this. In agreement with many of the other posters here, I did not find most of these women attractive due to their facial features and/or choice of accoutrement, but like dreadqueen pointed out I could definitely stand to ask 1:45 out on a date (though I think 6:08 takes the cake) and even 2:56 might be worthy of consideration, were she a little less burdened by that brow-ridge.

    However, as much of this as anything else seems to be about the guys. I don`t know how you can force them to move away from their seeming fascination with our obviously unique and multifaceted ethnic variety, and back toward these members of their own original heritage. It seems like according to the sentiments of this `socially conscious` video, the same argument against interracial coupling which, if made by any white person, would make them the target of relentless racist accusations, equates to a viable avenue when presented in this context.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 5:49 am
    I sympathized with their devastation over some of the hurtful comments and painful situations described (especially from their own family.)

    I also know that were a conscious effort made to celebrate `black beauty` in this society, all of their white counterparts would leap at the opportunity to bend over and take it while moreover, rather than appearing in a documentary decrying their plight, go about it with enthusiasm in thinking they were doing something noble for the `underprivileged` members of society.
  115. Profile photo of ghettoelf
    ghettoelf Male 18-29
    55 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 5:49 am
    Brilliant. They hit it on the head; this issue goes deeper than skin color or ethnic communities. We as Americans need to FIGHT for a national language to finally unify our people and put an end to barriers based on color, race or creed. We need factors to unify ourselves, not to further separate ourselves and the basic building block of this is a national language. Through this, we can elevate our impoverished and immigrant brethren by giving them the same tools, vocabulary and opportunities to fight against injustice and tyranny. It is time that we become proud of our present and our future instead of dwelling in the past and the problems it has created. It is time for us to move forward together, or to die separately.

    Looking at your fellow world-inhabitants, it`s so easy to see the differences in a negative light. But to look for what`s the same or to see the differences as qualities that make the human race so beautiful is as difficult as it is beneficial and nece
  116. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 5:54 am
    Yeah ghetto, it`s not a 1,000 character limit. A hard lesson that all I-A-B`ers must face one day. And I`m sorry to see that this was your day.
  117. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 7:34 am
    I honestly still don`t understand racism. I`m scared of a gang of black guys walking towards me in a street, not because they`re black, but because I don`t know what the drat they`re going to do. I would be as scared of a gang of white males, or even Asians, walking towards me if they were as big and intimidating as black guys can be when in groups.

    I have never thought of being black as a negative thing, nor do I think they`re dumber. Of course, you hear about a black guy at work who got caught doing anything stupid; DUI, cheating, fighting, and the first thing out of the office`s ignorant douche is something promoting negative stereotypes of black people, not that he is someone like everyone else and makes mistakes. "Dude probably went crazy when he got cut in the line at KFC".
  118. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 7:40 am
    I am authentically distrusting of people in general, I see the bad sides before seeing the good, and will dislike them very quickly. I will eventually warm up to people, but it`s usually those people that get me to like them rather than me going to get to know them.

    I usually think every new person I meet is a POS who will betray his friends, sleep around on his GF, talk poo behind my back, etc... I think it`s a sign I have lost trust in humanity, but I try my hardest to think people ARE good but fail 3-4 times a day... All church going White Southern US people have NO EXCUSE to be racist. NONE. Treat everyone as you would want to be treated, love your fellow man, how can you drat up the morales and values of your own church for drating racism? It`s so drating retarded.

    If I can get over skin color when judging somebody`s personality, I don`t see why everyone else can`t do the same, especially if you`re a so-called "people person".
  119. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 7:51 am
    I honestly still don`t understand racism.

    Since it doesn`t make any sense, you can`t really understand it. You could understand how it happens and you could understand the history of one particular variety of racism that had a big effect in the USA, but that`s not quite the same as really understanding it. It`s like other mental illnesses in that respect. Things that are fundamentally irrational are very difficult to understand, probably impossible to fully understand if you`re not irrational in that way yourself.

    If two tribes of apes infringe on each other`s territory there is usually conflict, tribe against tribe. In humans, sight is the dominant sense, so even minor differences in appearance such as skin colour make for very easy tribal identification. It`s primitive ape behaviour. We should be more advanced than that.
  120. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 8:02 am
    But since we developped in societies, and as a people we have adapted and taught to love and respect all other people. Yet some people were taught and are teaching their kids to judge a person by his skin color. The racsim we see displayed is not an instinctive thing, otherwise we would all have it, the racism I usually see is taught.

    I do think the words "I am a racist!" and "Nigga" need to stay out of black people`s mouths. Come up with something new and not racist to compliment/insult each other.

    Seeing two black people call each other slaves is not my idea of a compliment. However, don`t change the music. I do say the N word when I rap along to a song (if it`s in the lyrics of course, I won`t be singing Master of Puppets saying the N word lol) and seriously...

    Creepin` down back streets on deez. I got my glock roostered cuz` nigga`s want these...

    dratin` epic rhymes.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 9:43 am
    i recommend everybody to watch chris rock`s movie "good hair". when i first watched it, i was completly stunned, i didnt know all the stuff that black women do to their heir just to look less black/meet the beauty ideals. insane.
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    435 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Hmm - interesting. I am white though - so I can`t completely understand what they are going through. I try and see if I have those same prejudices - and I am sure I do at some level or another as they have become so built into our society.

    It`s a sad phenomenon without an easy cure.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    this made me sad :(
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    mazziemom Female 30-39
    18 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    This baffles me. I recently had a chance to visit another part of the country where the "black" skin tone was on average much darker than it is where I live. I was stunned by the beauty of it, I couldn`t believe just how much more my eye was drawn to it. I openly gawked at times, feeling foolish, but the beauty was almost overpowering to me.

    To think that dark skin is less beautiful, just seems so silly.

    Of course I also think its just stupid to think that any color skin is "better" than any other as well. I felt almost racist simply because I felt that the darker skinned people I was seeing were so stunning... but I consoled myself with thinking that at least if I were being racist in some manner it was opposite of the normal stereotype.
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    I`ve heard racist people talking. From what I`ve heard the main reason why they are racist is because where dark people congregate (live) it is normally dirty and dangerous and the crime is high. I think they associate dark skin with all of those things. Not sure if they all actually care about the color of a persons skin. They just associate things way too often. The only skin I don`t think is beautiful is overly tanned, orange skin, lol.
  126. Profile photo of pwecrow
    pwecrow Male 30-39
    40 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    >>Wah wah wah, go back to africa. HAHAHAHAA
    am saddened that someone else from a multicultural society would have such a negative view towards what is apparently a very serious problem. Yet another canadian who does not represent the majority of us here

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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    June 8, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Don`t worry ladies, there`s enough black men impregnating white women these days, it should even up the lighter skin colors soon. All you beautiful black ladies should jump on the band wagon and hook up with us white guys, and REALLY get the ball rolling.At 44 years old, I`ve only met a handful of african american women interested in white men, compared to black men interested in white women.It`s a shame. Us white guys have alot to offer too.

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