Do Men Prefer Light Skinned Women
What Is a Light Skinned Woman
In order to answer whether or not men prefer light skinned women I think we need to define light skinned. Are we talking about white women, mixed-race women, or women who are 2 shades darker than Hallie Berry. This has always been a question that Black men and women have asked themselves. It is all relevant based on whom you ask the question. Some men really want a white women to date, but feel that they cannot be safe dating white women so they date the next best thing, light skinned black women.
Does the Skin Color of a Woman Make a Difference
If you are Black and know the history of race relations in the United States you will know that this phenomenon has been around for centuries. This started back in the slavery days when the light skinned blacks were allowed to work in the house of the master, but the dark skinned blacks had to work in the fields. This was passed down from generation to generation and basically alluding to the fact that light or White was better than dark or Black. There have been several studies done on race relations over the years. The most memorable of these involved the children playing with dolls. The Black child was asked which doll they wanted to play with the black or white doll and most of the time the white doll was chosen. Black people have a long history of being taught that if you were darker skinned you were inferior.
I grew up during the 70's when the whole idea of Black Power was around. Even then most of the guys considered that a light skinned black woman was more beautiful. This is a conversation that I have had with several of my men friends They all said that they felt there was no real difference in the women but they wanted to date someone that other men would think was attactive.
I think the answer is that most Black men do prefer to date light-skinned women.