a year ago
mscocoasupreme
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More than a "Trend"...
so I've been noticing that a lot of things in society and within the media and on certain actresses that have been spotlighted in majority-black Phil black channels and just pretty much black advertised television depicting a lot of dark skin women and have been reading blogs and articles speaking on how black is all the second Beautiful. where has no matter the complexion it has been the dark skin women then let's say the black sheep and all of a sudden are being shown more and as they're being shown more they're being seen as a trend something to keep up with. and I ask myself why because for generations and even before myheritage hand being mixed race was acknowledged as beautiful I've been on this planet for 31 years and never would think of myself to be a trend. but for some reason it is and I shake my head upon it is a dark woman is more than a sister you see on a movie braids down her back bamboo earrings and dark lips smoking weed with a big butt. but that's what we're being depicted as but as soon as you see it dark skin women with a ba pretty white teeth good hair perfect cheek bone structure she is now trying to fit in or as I said a trend. myself I am Park full-blooded Native American , Jamaican American , and all the male African American women with exotic features yet I have a wide nose big lips big eyes and I bet if I didn't have good hair chinky eyes or fair skin I will be considered a sister from the hood around the way but I'm not. I see that judgment is passed so often when it comes to skin complexion where they rather have it Alicia Keys and Halle Berry and Janet Jackson or someone lighter than myself to play lead on any show unless of course it's 12 Years a Slave or the butler by Lee Daniels where they show their skin and it's rare form which was years ago and really doesn't exist today. I just wanted to share these few thoughts and if you read it closely and feel the need to comment please feel free let me know I'm not by myself thanks
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This is really interesting. It's definitely seems like in general, Blackness or cultures belonging to certain Black groups around the world are becoming the next-big-trend. For example, Black culture in the U.S.A. However, when we live our own culture, we seem to be judged harshly. But when other people borrow the cultural identity for a trend, they are "cool" "trendy' or "edgy" .....It's really weird.
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Let me start with, your not alone. The media and entertainment industry's have capitalized on an fickle mass society. Fad's and trends keep the people compliant. With constant transition the masses never know what's next, so they'll believe anything. Whoever controls the media controls the world. Unfortunately the owners don't resemble people of color. They have an agenda that is geared to keep the powers that be in power. Far to long people of color have looked for themselves in magazine's, movies, music, fashion, sports, and anything that gives instant gratification. The majority have bought into the fictional image of beauty. So they try to look like the images constantly displayed. The only images of darker individuals are portrayed as maid's, nannies, slaves, gangbangers, drug dealers, dope fens and any other negative image you can think of. This makes it hard for society to believe a person of color playing a positive role. Aa People of color we have to empower ourselves. For starters stop looking outside of ourselves for the okay to be who the creator made everyone to be. The validation is that no two people are the same. So why chase unobtainable goal. No people of color aren't trends but we gotta start thinking and reject the stereo types. Learn to support each other. Help one another develop unique talents and build a platform to display them. Mankind must begin to unite because as a whole we have way bigger fish to fry. War, water shortage globally, earthquake's, Cancer, economic collapse, the real threat Marshall Law being imposed, chemtrails, and nuclear waste contamination to name a few. I know this is pretty wordy but thanks for a opportunity to vent. Much respect to you for putting something with depth on folks mind.
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