Saturday, January 8, 2011

light skin men 2011: back in style...



"light skin n...., but i'm not an average dude..."

this rant isn't meant to be a light skin vs. dark skin battle. i don't judge anyone by their skin tone. personally, you being yellow, caramel, brown, chocolate doesn't make you any less or more "black". this is simply a "why can't a light skin brother get some love?" post. i was on twitter the other day. and this chick said,

"i like dark men, but it's only the yellow ones dating me" . 
um. ok.
seriously?

the saddest part is, no one got offended. the women continued to rant and rave how dark skin women aren't appreciated and can't get love from dark skin men. you are just as color struck as the dudes you're complaining about. imagine if i said.."i like light skin women, but it's only the dark skin one's dating me?"...do you know how offensive that would be to you? you beautiful chocolate women would stomp me into the ground. so why is it okay to hate on light skin brothers?  like we aren't black. we aren't beautiful. nothing against my darker tone brothers, cause for a long time they were hating on y'all too. this isn't a "i gotta hate on you, to make my point" thing. i have nothing against dark skin guys. and i LOVE dark skin women. but i also LOVE light skin women. i LOVE caramel women. mocha. latte. red. yellow. i'm an equal skin tone opportunist.

so why don't y'all love me back? what is it about my teddy graham golden brown shade of sexy that offends you? why when the lights go out, do you act like you can still see me in the dark. you, ma'am are a liar. and you got jokes. why when you say, "i like my men tall, dark, & handsome" do you exclude me from two of those categories? ladies, i'd like for you to stop boycotting light skin men. stop acting like we are runner ups or stand-ins. the 11th of every month in 2011 is "hug a light skin man" day. find one. and hug him. show him some love.

13 comments:

.Chymere. said...

awww lol I love them all too. I never understood what skin tone had to do with anything. I swear, women look so hard for unsubstantial qualities..

UglyCleanBroke87 said...

This is so true. I blogged about this a while ago because of a similar comment some woman made about thinking a light-skinned man was sexy, even though she "usually doesn't like light skinned brothers." It amazes me how women are ready to go to war if a man even insinuates that he has a preference for women with a certain skin tone, yet they casually make insulting comments about skin complexion all the time.

P.S. LOL @ "teddy graham golden brown shade of sexy."

xxxx said...

you always know what to say.. lol people do be acting like they can still see yall in the dark.. as if you are florescent or something..

luvlymskrissy said...

I gotta stay buddy, I hate u for this post lol. Its true tho, but I still hate u nonetheless! Lol

I love all shades, shapes and sizes of men so I can't really relate but I hate when people have color preferences when it comes to black people. Its annoying.

Alee. said...

It would be nice if we could all put this light skin dark skin shit to rest. As a race, I feel like we're playing ourselves for still being stuck on this basic way of thinking.

SJ said...

aaawww....thats messed up. its a shame how we still segregate one another based on our skin tones. aaahh...i see your point tho! and its a shame shame shame...

Monique said...

Light skin, dark skin, who cares? Taste the rainbow and keep it moving. LOL

lovely said...

i'm just over people and skin tone conversations, period. i can even accept that some people have preferences & i don't give a fuck but when we start getting to stereotypes... i just be listening like...are we really 2 adults having this conversation? and you want me to PARTICIPATE in this bullshittery? i refuse.

like you, i love all skin tones.

tha unpretentious narcissist© said...

@chymere: did you hug a light skin guy today?..i know you were snowed in but you could have went to a neighbors house. lol.

"women look so hard for unsubstantial qualities.. "

amen.

@uglycleanbroke87: yanno you like my teddy graham golden brown description. you're thinking, "i gotta get me one of them..". did you hug a light skin guy today?

@xxxx: trust me, if i were glow in the dark i would exploit that to it's fullest. lol. did you hug a light skin guy today (yes i will continue asking this)

@luvlymskrissy: you don't hate me. *sliding table at you* lol. it's very annoying. i know your ass hugged a light skin guy today. if not, it's not too late.

@alee: i think we're playing ourselves too. it's ridiculous we can't get it together as a race to see that the different shades is what makes us unique. not what determines our authenticity as black people. did you hug a light skin guy today?

@SJ: a damn shame, shame, shame. did you hug a light skin man today?...huh huh huh?

@monique: lol@ taste the rainbow. did you hug a gay light skin man today?...lol.

@lovely: i'm over it too. it just makes me do a "wtf" when someone will talk about someone else hating a certain shade. while they are hating on another shade.

Eyes On The Prize (eyesOTP) said...

I pledge to hug my light skinned guy friend really tight when I see him okay?

Cute post.

stephanie said...

i love how you're just making up holidays lol

DianaBoss said...

UN ITA with you. All my friends think I'm color struck because the past few men i've dated are light. And they call me all types of light skinned B and pink lipped and complain saying that they know I prefer light skinned men with curly hair. And they act like it's ok to turn up their noses and say I don't like light skinned men. I like chocolate men. But if it was reveresed people would be hemmin and hawin about color struck. Total double standard. All Black is beautiful to me. I got love for my teddy graham brothers!

Anonymous said...

im brown but ppl call me lightskin. I recently said i prefered dark skin guys not because they are better looking cos that would be stupid. I prefer looking darker so i would like mychildren to turn out that way so they can feel blacker.does this make me bad? Email me idreamer93@yahoo.com lol