Stereotypes About Light-Skinned Black Men That We Need To Put To An End

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Light-skinned men are “out of style.”

I remember when I first heard Chris Brown and Drake were involved in a scuffle and jokingly thought, “Come on guys, you have to stick together. Y’all are just getting hot again.”  Everyone’s entitled to have a “type.” We like what we like.  But skin complexion isn’t like skinny jeans or Ugg boots.  There are real people behind those skin colors we like to casually glorify or degrade. I didn’t think Tyrese or Tyson Beckford were the sexiest things alive just because ’90s mass marketing told me they were the new face of “Black is Beautiful” in America, nor do I believe women were chasing after light-skinned men just because Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams were new jack swinging it in the late ’80s.  You know what isn’t in style?  Racism and bigotry. And just because you’re black doesn’t mean you’re incapable of it.
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