Well, I'm 18. I came to this world, November 20th. I'm growing and I'm enjoying the person I am becoming. I hope to one day be a journalist with a few of my stories and plays published.
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Let me be quite frank here, there is this divide within the community because of skin complexion. Honestly, the argument can be at times a little one sided. A lot of girls get criticized for having darker skin or darker complexion, but some people are ridiculed and belittle for having lighter skin. When you grow up within a culture that was divided generations before you were born because of skin complexion and the myths have carried over, nothing is easy. Ever since I was a child, I can remember hostility towards me because I was light skin. I remember growing and being called white it not being able to fit in because people always called me white, yellow, oriole and other creative insults they could muster up. People assumed I was stuck up and disliked me. They said things like, “of course they’ll like… you’re closer to them anyway” (referring to white people liking me more). Skin, color, complexion, tone- we divide ourselves because of this and we shouldn’t. We criticize each other and make each other feel small because of the way we were born. I am what I am and I look the way I look. I didn’t ask to be born this way but I was. I get really tired of the stereotypes surrounding light skinned girls and being called a HYB (high yellow bitch) for being who I am. Being light skin has never been easy for me nor has it gotten me any special privileges or more people to like me. Being light skin is not easier than being dark skin (at east for me it hasn’t been). I’m actually a pretty decent person. I get really tired of being criticized for the complexion I have. I am also really tired of hearing these misconceptions continued in modern life. However, on the flip side of the coin- I remember hearing children being criticized for being too dark. I once heard a grown man refer to a child as a “burnt chicken”. Who says things like that to a child? It isn’t easy growing up in a world where you a criticized for being darker skinned or more tan than another person. It isn’t easy being made to feel ashamed or ridiculed for your complexion. To be undermined for the complexion of your skin and to be belittled and made to feel less beautiful for who you are is quite insane and silly. There is nothing wrong with being dark skin. No matter what complexion you are, you can be beautiful. Why do we criticize darker skinned people and make fun of light skin people? Why are there so many post that stereotype how light skinned and dark skinned girls act? Why do people still say things like #teamlightskin and #teamdarkskin? Beauty is more than how you look. Beauty isn’t based on complexion. It’s about your insides and your mindset as well. If they are rotten from the inside out than of course you won’t be as beautiful as you can be. It isn’t easy being any complexion when you have constant criticism coming from both sides. IS there no winning? You can’t be dark skin or light skin? Honestly, people see us a Black people, regardless of your complexion- it’s not that big of a deal. Willie Lynch delivered his infamous letter of how to control slaves 302 years ago; maybe he knew it would destroy generations for years to come- I don’t think he was that intelligent or may be he was. It’s time for Black America to realize we are no longer slaves- despite what many people think. We don’t have to be and we shouldn’t continue this biased and manipulated thinking. We need to move past this culture divide.