Of course Colorism is a global issue, and yep, all dark girls need support. But this particular blog is narrowed down for the empowerment of black women and talks about issues in the black community.
… i mean no offense but no honey no. What you just said in response offends me, I am not offended by the fact that your blog is focusing on dark African/ African american Women of color but I am beyond offended by your wording, you called the latter Black Women…Black Women? are these dark skinned south Asian women not Black Women? cause if we are judging what is black and not black by skin tone Honey they are BLACK! and WOMEN! and over all I don’t know why but your response annoyed me you don’t sound very understanding or excepting…today you sounded bitter :( take a long stroll and clear your mind.
time for a read.
there are several empowerment blogs for asian/south asian women, why don’t you take this issue to them, instead of assuming that it is the job of black women to empower you?
empowerment and representation are both important, but you cannot ride the backs of black women forever. we deserve things that are JUST FOR US, and it is not offensive for us to have those things. blackness is not a space for everyone and their mother, it is a space for those of us who are BLACK. it is not your place as someone who does not fall under that umbrella to define blackness
you’re not black, but you want in on our spaces anyway?
why can’t we have something, anything that is just ours without people stepping in to say “now wait a minute, why aren’t you talking about [insert other PoC here]?”
have you sent this ask to ANY of the asian empowerment blogs? why not? ask yourself why you feel entitled to blackness and black empowerment spaces. ask yourself why it makes you so angry that we feel we deserve something that is all our own. ask yourself why it offends you, as someone who is not black, that BLACK empowerment blogs, designed to empower BLACK PEOPLE are not catering to EVERYONE.
black people are not a tool for you to use to big up yourself, and your disgusting anti-black and entitled behavior is something you need to check at the door.
colorism affects every community differently, and just like i can’t talk about colorism in asian or south asian communities, you can’t talk about colorism in black communities. dark skin and black are not equivalents. being read as black, and being read as a person with dark skin are two completely different things, and i find it incredibly disrespectful and quite honestly racist that you assume they are
blackness is not a pie for everyone to take a piece.
go sit down by yourself, and try to root out why you feel so entitled to black spaces before you step into one again.
And that ladies and gentlemen was a read.