Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Today I am reading this book.
It's going to piss me off. It's about the intra-racial issues within the black community amongst females. Skin tone. Hair texture. Things like that.
I'm 4 pages into it and already I have a problem with it.

Carmella, an advertiser, is pissed that Halene, a black cosmetic line creator, wants to use a light-skinned model inside of the dark-skinned model that they choose. She's going on about how white people can piss you off many ways, but it's a black person who breaks your heart when they diss their own kind.

Now there is this guy, Shane, who likes Carmella, and she knows it. She talks about how fine he is, but she wouldn't date him because he's light-skinned. Not here flava, as she so kindly said. She even goes on to say that he might be high maintence and stares in the mirror a lot, all because he's light-skinned.

What the hell kind of shit is that? Now isn't that the pot calling the kettle black.