Yesterday I read a post by Dr. Jay on SingleBlackMale. In the post Dr. Jay discussed his new found appreciation for brown skinned women with short hair. The conversation turned to preferences and per usual the light skinned vs dark skinned argument surfaced. Now usually I let most comments roll off my back whether I agree with them or not. I rarely let anyone (especially someone I don’t know in real life) get under my skin. Yesterday was a little different. This comment here:
I don’t know how else to say this nicely. Pretty dark skinned women are more rare. Its hard to find a dark dark dime. Therefore, I value them more. The more rare something is, the more I am going to cherish it. Like baseball cards, precious stones, and old school cars.
I believe this right here is some of the most ignorant bullshit I’ve read in a long time.
i don’t know son. i know a lot of dark skinned dimes. know why? because i based prettiness based on facial features and not skin tone.
I just don’t know how people can view beauty in terms of skin complexion. It really bothers me when people actually believe that being dark skinned and beautiful is a mutually exclusive event. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Ugly knows no hue. Seriously you can’t tell me this chick right here
looks better than this chick right here.
There is no comparison in my opinion but guess what? There are actually dudes out here that will give women like Tiny bonus points because she’s light skinned and deduct points or tell Vilayna she’s “pretty for a dark skinned girl”. I just don’t get it. So guys out there that are only checking for something as minuscule as the shade of a woman’s skin. I have friends (of both sexes) that have preferences for light skinned people and I’ll never judge someone for their preference. Shit I know I have my own but when those preferences blind you that’s when you’ll get the side from me. Either way go right ahead. More for me. Meanwhile I hope you find comfort with the Tiny’s of the world.